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Does Prayer Fix Things?

This week I saw this headline.  In our culture, there is a huge lack of understanding about prayer and God himself. How do you approach prayer? Is it a time of trying to convince God to give you what you want? Do you try to

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Living Forward As The Nest Empties

  She used to say, “When I grow up, I’m going to buy a house right down the street from you.” Oh what sweet words for a momma’s heart! Secretly, I cherished her words. Outwardly, my job as her momma was altogether different. Her good

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When Poverty And Helplessness Are Good

It happened on March 15, 2015 – our first day on the slopes over spring break. That morning I was giddy. Kind of like a child waking up on Christmas morning. We started the day under a clear sky and bright sun. Our family was

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The Holy Spirit’s Role in Christian Life

Worship Sundays . . . because God is beautiful. With incomparable glory and goodness, he steals our breath and fills us with awestruck wonder. He is more than worthy of our adoration and praise.    “Now it is God who makes both us and you

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Fully Known. Wholly Loved.

  Have you ever thought to yourself, “If they knew everything about me (and I mean EVERYTHING), they wouldn’t like me so much.” So you hide your skeletons in the closet, shut and lock the door, then throw away the key. Around certain people, you

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A Scriptural Prayer For Your Sick Child

In a previous post, Praying for a Sick Child, I shared the story of my son’s heart surgery, how God answered my whole-hearted request, and graciously taught me how to pray. Our God, proving once again how real he is . . . providing glaring evidence of

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Bible Study Tools Bringing God Home to Your Heart

Do you struggle with a sense of emptiness? Are you overwhelmed with the cruelty in the global culture. Does it feel the world is spinning out of control? Do you have hope? Anything to guide you as you maneuver the rough terrain of life? Did

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Make the Most of Your Life

 John 4; John 10:10; John 15:5, 8; 10-11; Romans 12:1-2 She was a woman who had been searching. Searching for unconditional love. Searching for something true and lasting. Searching unsuccessfully. Married five times, she gave up on her dream –  but the longing was still

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God With Us

    Merry Christmas friend! Welcome to The Warming House! Come on in and join me for a tour of my home. As we wander, let’s chat a little about “God with us.”      David talked about it in Psalm 139:7-10. He prayed to

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When You Need Peace in the Chaos

  Where’s your heart today friend? Are you feeling a little like a drifter? What I mean is, do you feel like you’re just drifting along with the rush of life . . . swept away by the flood of daily demands . . .

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