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Facing Storms and All of Our Fears

Facing Storms and All of Our Fears

Hurricane Ian is taunting us all with his skittish path across the waters and onto land.  He is 1, then 2, then 3, then 4, and back to 3 categories. This hurricane knows the maneuver well. So while we wait, tension fills households. We make grocery runs and Amazon...

The Truth About Conflict

The Truth About Conflict

I am awake, staring at the ceiling at 4 AM, and the Lord is prompting me to “Humble yourself and apologize.” My stubborn mind begins to list all the reasons for my genuine hurt and why this is not my fault, and I can hear the Lord laughing at my silly attempt. Have...

Psalm 1: Because of His Promises, You Will Prosper

Psalm 1: Because of His Promises, You Will Prosper

This morning I sat in the “secret place” before the Father, filled with praise and thanksgiving.  The song flowed out loud over and over, “Praise the name of Jesus, Praise the name of Jesus. He’s my rock; He’s my deliverer, He’s my fortress, in Him do I trust. Praise...

The Privilege of Praying “Our Father”

The Privilege of Praying “Our Father”

Recently I have been studying, “The Prayer of our Lord” as found in Matthew chapter 6. I noticed that Jesus sort of waved off all sorts of public prayers, those prayed out of tradition alone or as demonstration. He said, “But when you pray, go into your room, close...

Dream Big! Pray Expecting Amazing: Part II

Dream Big! Pray Expecting Amazing: Part II

In a time of great distress, I called my husband in tears. I needed him to say it could all be fixed, not to worry, and “I’ll come home soon.”  Instead, he said, “Diane, rehearse what God has already done.”  And though that was decades ago, I have never forgotten the...