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Listen Like a Chicken

Listen Like a Chicken

​God’s hears our voices when we cry - - - but do we listen for His? I have some barnyard beauties who show me what that ought to look like. Down in the chicken fortress are my chicken girls, some of whom I inherited from a lovely neighbor, some of which I raised from...

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He Knows Your Name

He Knows Your Name

​Does God hear us when we cry? One night, a real life example showed me that, yes - yes, He does. It was the middle of the night, and my husband and I were both awake. An urgent phone call had required us to leave the warm covers, but now, emergency subsiding, we were...

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There’s Always Time

There’s Always Time

​“Do you want to get up and read God’s Holy Word with me?” I asked my two sleepyheads as they snuggled ‘neath their cozy covers. “I don’t have time,” whispered one little voice, as she was already thinking about all the animals she needed to take care of before...

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“Just” Pray

“Just” Pray

"I guess all we can really do is just pray.” No sooner had the words slipped from my mouth than my new friend stopped me. “Excuse me, I’m sorry, I have to get on my bandwagon for a moment,” she said. Then she proceeded to talk about how the mindset of “just pray” is a...

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As Sure As the Moon

As Sure As the Moon

One year, I asked God to give me a new analogy about prayer. Having grown up with the “stoplight” visual for prayer, my soul became dissatisfied with such an impersonal description of how God handles our prayers. Green, red or yellow lights - “Yes,” “No,” or “Wait” –...

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Testify

Testify

They had seen a miracle, and they just had to testify. On that very first Palm Sunday, the people who watched Jesus raise Lazarus from the dead kept telling others about it. Jesus had said, “I am the resurrection and the life… Do you believe this?” (John 11:25). Yes,...

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Inspired by Mary

Inspired by Mary

This is letting-go weekend for me. Two trips to the airport. Two tearful goodbyes. Two childhoods ending. Two farewells to two of my five precious children: one to go finish her ministry degree at college, the other to serve in Africa for six months. My heart...

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