the wayward
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Praying for the Wayward Child

It has been my joy across the last several weeks to spend time with women in different states as I speak in different locations. Between sessions or over meals we talk about life. More often than not, I hear a familiar tale of a child who has rejected their faith
Posted  on April 21, 2023 0
order my steps
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Order My Steps

The average American eats out between four and five times a week. That places the Stranges in the minority as we average one meal per week, which has traditionally been Friday nights at an establishment with a dependably short wait for a crowd (ten Stranges). For us, that place is
Posted  on March 10, 2023 0
prayer when your heart hurts
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A Prayer When Your Heart Hurts

A friend called me last week while traveling to an event. I had not heard from her in a while, but she didn’t call me just to catch up. From the first few minutes of our conversation, there was heaviness in her voice. Her heart was hurting. This is a
Posted  on February 24, 2023 0
Praying for Understanding
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Praying for Understanding

Praying for Understanding What do you and I do when we come to a spiritual dilemma—when we don’t know what to do or which way to go? If you ask the teenagers in my house, they will suggest we Google it. And that might help enrich our knowledge or provide
Posted  on January 27, 2023 0
A prayer for contentment
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A Prayer for Contentment

A Prayer for Contentment This past week I read the Biblical account of Jacob returning to Canaan with all the drama that ensured. Jacob is not my favorite patriarch. He’s a pretty lame husband and father. But he does bring some redeeming qualities to the table. Not only does he
Posted  on January 21, 2023 0
pray for focus
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Pray for Focus

Pray for Focus Welcome to a new year. I pray your season of celebration has been a good one. By now, I suspect you have moved past the Christmas decor and empty fudge tins to concentrating on what the next twelve months might bring. How does one prepare for what
Posted  on January 6, 2023 0