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Crazy prayers | Draw the Circle by Mark Batterson

Crazy Prayers

Crazy Prayers

Editor’s Note: It’s another Sit & Listen Saturday from Devotionals Daily. Listen to today’s devotion on the blog or on your Alexa Device by asking Alexa to read today’s devotion. This woman is driving me crazy. – Luke 18:5 I love the parable of the persistent widow. I don’t mean any disrespect, but I think persistent is

Hopelifters Need Hopelifters, Too!

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. — 1 Thessalonians 5:11 “How do you fill your pitcher?” I’ll never forget hearing the speaker’s words as she finished pouring water into several glasses and held up an empty pitcher. I could relate to feeling empty after pouring

A Hot Cup of Coffee with a Friend

And they sat with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his suffering was very great. — Job 2:13 ESV When someone is hurting or struggling, it’s natural to want to lend a hand. Church folks are great at organizing help

What to Do While Grieving

You can’t stay here. The journey of grief is one that you must ultimately decide to complete. You cannot remain where you are right now. Time moves forward, and so must you. “You can’t stay here because God’s Word is always going forward,” says Dr. Ray Pritchard. In Philippians 3:14 Paul says that he moved

God Provides Friends Right When We Need Them

I believe that God knew my daughter would be taken from me so early on in her life. I believe He knew, and that is why the time we had together was so special. I believe He knew that from the moment I named her Micah, she would be more than just my daughter; she would be my friend.

Filled With God’s Presence

I am the Lord of Peace. I give you Peace at all times and in every way. There is a deep, gaping hole within you that can be filled only by My peaceful Presence. People who don’t know Me try to fill that emptiness in many different ways, or they simply pretend it isn’t there.

Getting Kids Out of Their Comfort Zone

The first time we took our boys to a climbing gym, they stood close to us and stared up in awe at the sheer height of the climbing walls in front of them. Adults and kids were hooked up to harnesses, climbing at a variety of different skill levels, but all making their way higher and higher until they

beautiful things happen when a woman trusts god

Beautiful Things Happen When a Woman Trusts God

July 7, 1966, The Swing. When I was a child, my mom would take my sister Frances and me to the swings in the park. I loved being pushed on the swing by someone I trusted. I felt as if I were flying, airborne, without a care in the world. I would cry out, “Higher, Mommy, higher!” I remember

Thanksgiving: The Dance of Grief and Gratitude

Enter His gates with thanksgiving and enter His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name! – Psalm 100:4 Deep in the heart of November, I received two e-mails from women who were each fighting fierce battles, one losing her husband to ALS, the other losing her husband to an addiction he seemed

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