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Snakes on the deck and Satan on the prowl

  If you hate snakes, I apologize in advance for the story I’m about to tell you. It’s such a perfect illustration of how Satan attacks us, I just can’t get away from it. Several months ago when the weather was still warm and the birds were...

Alone Tonight

  This goes out to all who face a less-than-perfect Valentine’s Day, to those who long to be loved with a perfect love, to all who will go home alone tonight. You are never truly alone.   “Alone Tonight” Chocolates and flowers, they fill...

Five Practical Ways to Pray Without Ceasing

  What comes to your mind when you read, “Pray without ceasing,” in I Thessalonians 5:17? Robed monks chanting incessant prayers on their knees, rising only to eat and drink? A pastor in the seclusion of his office, praying constantly, except when...

Believing God’s promises through the tears

    Most of the time my daycare children are very happy to arrive at my door, with a whole day of fun ahead of them. But one day last week, for whatever reason, two of my little girls were distraught from the moment they arrived. (It could have been the...

Pressing Forward

  For sixteen years, I lived in Australia. One of my favorite things about living Down Under was the diverse wildlife–the kookaburra’s laugh echoing across our yard in the morning, the colorful parrots landing on our fence, and of course, the...

When your faith is on a rollercoaster

    Lately my faith-life seems to be on a rollercoaster. I’ll hear a fantastic sermon on trusting God, my faith soars to new heights, and I’ll sit back and think, “Great! I’ve got this faith thing down!” And the very next day,...