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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

As a young teen I rebelled against my mother telling me what time to come home.  I waltzed through the door at the last possible minute. In high school I disliked teachers telling me how I needed to solve the math problems.  What difference does it make what method I used if I arrived at the same answer? And I didn’t appreciate any well-meaning friends who disagreed with my other “friend” choices…. Read More

A few years ago a flood saturated the first floor of the women’s shelter in Detroit. The knee high water destroyed the pantry collection of cereals, dry milk, and other boxed goods which the facility workers needed to feed the women and children.  A small group of women from an Alliance Church several states away heard about the tragedy and desired to collect resources to help. Our plan to collect money to… Read More

When the Lord first used a broken fountain in Detroit to stir my heart to share my faith, fear paralyzed me for a season. But the hope of Christ burning within me overcome my fear.  However, other fears quickly replaced the first and for a while halted my willingness to share my faith. If you have ever struggled with sharing your faith, I’ve been there way too long. Here are a nine… Read More

Years ago, I bought a 1969 mustang with a 302 engine and even wrestled with a waterproof cover every night. The bright blue metallic paint needed protection from the harsh sun and the salty sea air. Every week my arms waxed on, waxed off  as well as shining the chrome wheels. Goop and a cloth rag were my Saturday morning companions. One afternoon I drove into a Quik Oil Stop for an… Read More