One Prayer of Faith...

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1

In the fall of 1871, D.L Moody professed to have a ‘penetrating experience with the Holy Spirit.’ An encounter which so sharpened his discernment of God’s will that he felt as though he’d hardly been alive before it happened. Some have called it Moody’s ‘Personal Pentecost’.

Just months after this experience, Moody felt that God was telling him to travel to Britain,

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What Can We Do?

Last week I met with a group of friends for coffee. As we gathered around a table full of cookies and lattes it was clear that one member of our group was not herself.

We settled in and listened as our friend shared with us her troubles. I can’t share the details of what my friend is going through, but I can attest to the fact that she is in a very serious situation which has left her feeling powerless. As we listened to her story, our hearts became troubled

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Confessions of a Peace Lover...

School days, school days, dear old golden rule days….yes, it’s that time again at our house. Over the course of two weeks four of our five children will begin a new school year. Graduate school, college, high school and junior high – and our oldest daughter will continue to do substitute teaching rather than work full time in order to allow her to join her husband, wherever he is stationed, upon his return from Bahrain.

Five kids, five different levels of schooling; we should be a well-educated family don’t you

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The Four P's of Summer

It’s summer! While this fact comes with many good and wonderful things for us to enjoy, (For example: cookouts, camping trips, beach trips, vacation) it also comes with just as many things that can be incredibly overwhelming (For example: cookouts, camping trips, beach trips, vacation.)

Everywhere I turn there are people in my life who are approaching meltdown status due to an overloaded summer schedule.

One friend, who is a teacher and mom of two small children, is already counting the priceless days she has with her kids before she

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