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A little girl crawls into her grandfather’s lap.  In his arms, she doesn’t fear the semi trucks rushing by on the highway.  Even when he lifts her onto the front of his motorcycle seat and speeds down the darkened road; she’s not scared. Benefits of God’s Presence In this same way, we find comfort when we kneel in God’s presence. Creator of the Universe leaning down to listen to our prayers is… Read More

My breathless husband murmured, “I’m not going to the emergency room.” Should we refuse to listen to the doctor’s advice? Sometimes we are like this with God, “I’m not going to…” Fill in your own blank.  It may be an unwillingness to give financially, pray out loud, or invite people into your home. We may refuse to listen to God because we fear losing comfort. But if we refuse to listen to… Read More

Hushing my anxious thoughts, I wait for quiet calmness. A hidden treasure protected by high steep walls. Listening to the silence breathe A tiny voice whispers within my soul. In the stillness of the early morning light, He sings to me. Simmering beneath the ashes, He waits. A precious spark reveals a rich legacy Fanning the tiny flame, encouraging it to grow The warmth of God’s love desires to be shown. What… Read More

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 NIV Discipline is defined as the training of people to obey rules, procedures, or behavior. When I taught elementary school, I spent weeks teaching students classroom procedures for lining up, turning in assignments, and even for storing backpacks in the morning. When the students followed the procedures, the class ran smoothly… Read More

Heavenly Father, you are mighty in power; My defender against the evil one. My victor against spiritual warfare.   Your Holy presence reveals healing truth and pushes my fearful thoughts away.   Trust replaces my line of thinking.   Stooping down, you draw your children into your arms. Your loving words comfort our hurting hearts.   Your power flows into our inner being. The enemy of our souls run for cover.  … Read More