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Monthly Archives: July 2014

  “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:20 (NKJV)  The smell of fear surrounds me while prayer walking through Cass Corridor in Detroit.  My arms prickle as a tan van creeps dangerously close.  Across Third Avenue a middle aged woman jumps to her feet, shouts unintelligible words, and bares a toothy grin.  I stumble on the sidewalk as… Read More

On the Fourth of July I strolled along the beautiful blue Detroit River in Motor City, Michigan.  Although it was a national holiday, people enjoying the unusually cool afternoon were scarce along the scenic river walk.  Hart Plaza stood eerily vacant except for two skateboarders posing for a photograph.   As my friends admired sculptures and paintings, The Lord stirred my heart.  My confused eye rested on an unusual creation.  Although it… Read More

Once attending church turned into a healthy habit instead of “if I woke up on time.”  I soon bumped into a husband and wife missionary team.   Inadvertently I plopped into an empty seat at their lunch table.  As they shared intriguing stories about their travels, the unfamiliar culture and strange foods caught my attention. While I was deeply interested in listening to their adventures, I vividly remember my heart’s response.   Meandering through… Read More