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Prayer Isn’t Nothing

Ever ask for prayers for a stressful situation that turns out to be "nothing?" Jo reminds us that perhaps it turned out to be nothing BECAUSE of the prayers being said.
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A Bruised Reed

Productive or non-productive, our Lord's love and tenderness towards us is unchanging. Jo relates her experience with depression to a bruised reed or a smoldering wick.
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For the New Year…

Rather than making a resolution, what if we ask God to forge the path for our intention setting by focusing on sacred scripture? Jo reflects on her practice of choosing a yearly verse.
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The Reset Button

As I sat there on the couch with my Bible and the study materials in my lap, I felt my eyes drooping and my head heavily bowing forward. Ah shoot, I thought. You might think this was the reverent posturing…

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Laundry and other Holy Matters

It’s laundry day. Being part of a family of six sure does load up the work for that particular task. I’m always amazed at what I discover each time I achieve those 15 minutes of all the laundry in the…

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A Prayer to Change the Landscape

Lord, You are powerful; we praise you for that. So great and mighty are Your works! The Owner and Maker of all- You have given us everything we need to change the spiritual landscape. And Lord, as we look at…

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Getting You Off Your Game

I saw the dresser tipping, but I couldn’t do anything but scream. My son was angrily pulling clothes from the dresser drawer, which he pulled at just the right angle to tip the dresser over. He righted it, but not…

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Peace

Peace and Anxiety: a Curious Juxtaposition

I was encouraged this summer to consider the fruit of the Spirit. Something most Christians are fairly familiar with. One of the things charming children’s songs help us memorize at an early age. Galatians 5:22-23: But the fruit of the…

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A Legacy of Love

Whenever a certain friend of my oldest comes over, at some point she wears my Grandma Gerry’s wedding dress. This homemade, pink dress that oozes the 70s somehow made it into our wardrobe of costumes, and it gets amazing use. Besides…

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