Author Archives: Annie F. Downs

God Made You on Purpose

God Made You on Purpose

The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; Your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of Your hands. — Psalm 138:8 ESV I like the idea that God only made me once. Like paintings — there’s something special about the first one. My cousin Joe just recently passed away, but

Courageous Waiting: No Word From God Will Ever Fail

In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is

Being Loved Makes You Brave

I love my people. I could write an entire book on that, which probably means this is going to be too long, but I don’t care. I want to live brave. So I pursue opportunities and look for God’s open doors, but I only can because I have people who love me and with whom I belong. We all need

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Teach Us To Pray

This, then, is how you should pray: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us

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