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Into the Mystery

Into the Mystery

Everything is possible for you. —Mark 14:36 In the garden of Gethsemane Jesus addresses His prayers tenderly to “Abba, Father” but also reverently to the One for whom “everything is possible” (Mark 14:36). He is recognizing that intimate love and infinite power coexist and coalesce without contradiction in the heart of God. C. S. Lewis

Sometimes our prayers can seem to hit the ceiling and fall back to the floor. But, Jesus Himself told us to keep praying. Don’t give up! God is listening! He cares and He acts on our behalf.

To God’s Ear

  How many times have we stood by the water’s edge and simply tossed pebbles into the water? Pebble after pebble after pebble we toss them in as far as our arm’s length and strength will allow. Once the pebbles hit the water’s surface they sink beyond our physical sight, but we know without a

The Long Walk Between Offered and Answered Prayer

You are walking, not on the path between Georgia and Maine. No, you are walking on a road even steeper and longer — the path between offered prayer and answered prayer. Between supplication and celebration bent knees and lifted hands tears of fear and tears of joy “Help me, Lord” and “Thank You, Lord” Do

Leaders Need Prayer Too

Editor’s Note: A Prayer for Every Occasion launches Nationwide on Tuesday, September 29, 2020! Enjoy this excerpt of prayers specifically for people in positions of power in our nation and in our world. We hope it helps offer some hope and aids in offering specific prayer to God when praying for our leaders. * Almighty

How Are You Praying for this Election Year?

Since our nation’s very first days, God’s greatest movements in our midst have been fashioned and sustained by prayer, from the signing of our earliest documents, to our triumphs over days of darkness, to the spiritual awakenings that have sustained our faith and resolve over the centuries. Throughout Scripture and throughout our history as a

Hats, Gloves, and Scarves — Oh My!

The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. — Philippians 4:7 We are quick to take precautions against the cold weather as the summer months end and the fall season begins. As temperatures plummet and breezes begin to blow, we pull out the accessories necessary to

Hope During Unemployment

Hope During Unemployment

I lost my job! I was jolted by my husband’s words. Later that morning when he arrived home, I hugged him, then listened to him share the details of this unexpected happening. His position was eliminated due to budget cuts in defense spending. I encouraged him to take time to grieve the loss of his job. Over the

God, We Need to Talk.

When my eyes opened the next morning, they didn’t move left or right. They just stared straight up. The ceiling fan above my bed was strangely therapeutic. As I watched it go around and around I recollected my week so far. I’d left my family for a week. I’d given up my connection to the

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee: The Story Behind the Song

{1907} Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee God of glory, Lord of love Hearts unfold like flow’rs before Thee Op’ning to the Sun above Melt the clouds of sin and sadness drive the dark of doubt away Giver of immortal gladness fill us with the light of day Once when recovering from a bout of depression,

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