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Prayer

Prayer has been on my mind today. As our visit with friends wound down last night, our conversation turned to the topic of prayer. A dear friend shared a prayer on social media today that she said was breaking her heart wide open. Walking and talking this past week, my husband and I talked about…

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The wilderness awaits

The desert waits,Ready for those who come,Who come obedient to the Spirit’s leading;Or who are driven,Because they will not come any other way. The desert waits,Ready to let us know who we are—The place of discovery. And we fear, and rightlyThe loneliness and emptiness and harshness,We forget the angels,Whom we cannot see for our blindness,But…

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Aging in the present!

Yesterday, I read a book by J.I. Packer, entitled Finishing Our Course with Joy: Guidance from God for Engaging with Our Aging. It was a concise book and convicting. Packer’s main point was that as we grow old, we must continue growing, learning, and ministering, living in the present, not getting lost in the nostalgic…

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Teach me to pray

“Grow flowers of gratitude in the soil of prayer” ~ Verbena Woods Today, I continue to learn to pray. I want a teachable spirit. I want to know that God hears my prayer from his holy dwelling in heaven. I specifically pray for a heart of gratitude.  I have been blessed in so many ways! I want my life,…

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Unleash Heaven – Use Me!

I’m reading in Matthew this weekend. As I got to what is typically called the Lord’s Prayer, I was reminded of our dear Anglican friends at the beach. A part of their byline is “Unleash Heaven!” I love this idea! I’m praying today … “Unleash heaven through me, use me as an instrument of your…

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How Firm a Foundation

In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” Mary was greatly…

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