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Serving God with Empty Hands

  The story is told of an elderly widow who was eager to serve Christ, though she had little to offer. She prayed for direction, and realized she could use her skill as a pianist to bring blessing to others. She placed this small ad in the Oakland Tribune:...

Five Guiding Lights to Know the Will of God

    One of the biggest challenges I face as a single mom and small business owner is being a confident decision-maker. Yes, I have friends and family with whom to discuss major decisions, but ultimately, the buck stops with me. If I make the wrong choice, I...

Showing my weakness to share God’s strength

“The more transparent a Christian is, the more clearly others can see Christ through them.” These words jumped out at me from a text my pastor-brother sent me a few weeks ago. I had written the poem, Alone Tonight to post for Valentine’s week, but I...

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...