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What Does God Want to Hear From Us?

What Does God Want to Hear From Us? God wants to hear everything and anything from us! Prayer. What joy we experience when we take the time to focus on our great God. Whether we think we pray enough or not, we know we can never spend too much time talking to our...

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Why Did Jesus Ask, “Simon, are you asleep?”?

Simon, are you asleep? Mark 14:37 Do you remember your latest holiday meal where the day involved the stress of welcoming guests, fixing a meal, eating the meal—the large meal—and then sitting down to watch the football game or relax while chatting? What happens? You...

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Book Drawing: “Fresh Joy” by Heidi McLaughlin

Book Drawing: “Fresh Joy” by Heidi McLaughlin

Book Drawing for "Fresh Joy" by Heidi McLaughlin Joy can be a challenge for any of us for a variety of reasons. That's why I'm so pleased to give Heidi McLaughlin an opportunity to showcase her latest book, "Fresh Joy." I've loved reading it myself. Maybe you also...

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Book Drawing: “Deep Rooted” by Kathy Howard

Book Drawing: “Deep Rooted” by Kathy Howard

I'm very excited to feature Deep-Rooted: Growing Through the Gospel of Mark by Kathy Howard for this month's book drawing. Kathy is a powerful Bible teacher and I personally gained much from this book. Here is a sample from Deep-Rooted to whet your spiritual appetite....

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God Was Multi-Tasking, Again!

God Was Multi-Tasking, Again!

So many of the stories in the Bible are examples of God multi-tasking. As God prompted His people to write His Word, He most often had more than one purpose. He was multi-tasking! That's certainly true of the story of Elijah asking for water and food from the widow of...

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The Big Plans of Simon Peter

The Big Plans of Simon Peter Let’s use our imagination while we read Mark 1:35-37. I think we’ll see how God is a surprising God and He’s still surprising you and me often. “In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to...

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The Unique Element of Christianity

The Unique Element of Christianity At a conference years ago where experts from all over the world gathered to discuss comparative religions, they argued whether one religion had something the rest didn’t. They couldn’t think of a way Christianity was unique. They...

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Trusting God’s Timetable for 2021

Trusting God’s Timetable for 2021

Trusting God's Timetable for 2021 As we anticipate an unknown 2021, we will still be facing time pressures, even if we're stuck at home. Here's some encouragement and inspiration for knowing "God Can Do Whenever He Wants: He’s Expeditious" from my book Partly Cloudy...

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The Hidden Christmas Gift

The Hidden Christmas Gift

The Hidden Christmas Gift (I love to post this story every Christmas. Enjoy it again!) I waited impatiently along with my sister Karen and brother Chuck at the closed door leading into the living room where we could imagine the sparkling Christmas tree awaiting us....

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Worry’s Growl Is Worse Than Its Bite

Worry’s Growl Is Worse Than Its Bite

Worry's Growl Is Worse Than Its Bite I headed out on my jog, eyeing the storm clouds that threatened rain above me. Oh, I so want to run, and I can’t run tomorrow. I’ve got to do it right now even if it rains. But by the time I’d run a mile, the drops started and got...

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“Take Heart. I Have Overcome the World”–Jesus

“Take Heart. I Have Overcome the World”–Jesus

"Take Heart. I Have Overcome the World."--Jesus My Precious Princess and Daughter: You can make a difference in your world for me. I know evil and wickedness press in on you from every side, at times stealing your courage. They are not new threats. Only recycled and...

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Being an Alien in an Anti-Heaven Culture

Being an Alien in an Anti-Heaven Culture

Being an Alien in an Anti-Heaven Culture I felt really silly. Here it was 88 degrees in Southern California and I was adorned with a wool skirt, long sleeved sweater, wool blazer, and boots. Over my arm, I'd slung a wool coat. If my neighbors had by chance looked out...

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In Turbulent Times, Remember God’s “Coincidences”

In Turbulent Times, Remember God’s “Coincidences”

In the turbulent times we live in, we could be tempted to think God is asleep on the throne. Our minds know there are no "coincidences" but our hearts begin to worry about the future. When I wrote my book, Partly Cloudy with Scattered Worries, I studied the book of...

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