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Our society desires strength.  We munch energy Bars and slurp Protein Shakes in the hopes of increasing stamina. Men and women both pump iron for hours at the gym to build their muscles. We often think of strength in the terms of inner character as well.  Strong women survive trials and tribulations.  Strong men never give up. But sometimes circumstances sap our strength and leave us winded regardless of how many energy bars… 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

Heroes come in many different shapes and sizes. They are courageous and can be found on the battlefield fighting the good fight of faith. Heroes show discretion and integrity for justice. God’s Word Translation Zephaniah 3:17  The LORD your God is with you. He is a hero who saves you. He happily rejoices over you, renews you with with love, and celebrates over you with shouts of joy. Who Do You Look… Read More

What happens after your finger touches the voice mail button and your heart plummets to your knees?  After the heart attack, the truck roll over, or the limb shattering fall? As I listen to the stranger’s voice explaining why my husband hadn’t arrived home tonight, my ear zeros in on the words, “not opening his eyes, not moving his arms, running a stroke alert now.” I step back to recover from the… Read More

For we cannot oppose the truth, but must always stand for the truth. 2 Corinthians 13:8 NLT   The Lord’s mighty power helps me stand strong in the truth. He places his shield in my hand, and I am protected.   His truth flows into my mind. The Holy Spirit leads me from sin.   The divine power of truth demolishes all my fears. Prayer destroys lies.   The power of Jesus… Read More

My Lord, my salvation. A vibrant life because you rescued me.   You bless me with health, wholeness, victory, and safety. You treat me as a beloved daughter.   Your arm reaches out and helps me stand. Your hand lifts my chin, and I look into your loving eyes.   I feel your tender love. You are my God and I am your daughter.   I surrender my thoughts, my ambitions, and… Read More

We love because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19 As a young girl my Heavenly Father whispered tender words  to me through his bible lessons. He promised to overcome my fears of the darkness. Not one scary monster penetrated his noble shield of protection. He pointed and revealed the glowing celestial patterns swirling in the starry night. His morning light shone and a dark red rose bloomed in an unexpected place…. Read More

 The young girls smile kindly at passing strangers as they skip down the sidewalk. The strangers’ faces beam as they grin back and reply, “Good Morning!” Ear buds dangle as a young woman jams to her tunes while simultaneously tapping away on her phone’s keyboard. As the children saunter towards her, she smirks at their sing-song “Hellooo.”  Her shoulders relax, her steps slow, and she leans forward to admire the dandelion puff jiggling… Read More

Our King preserved the song of Moses and Miriam when they sang praises. The Lord’s great power created a wall of water on their right and left. They trekked through the sea on dry ground like a Sea World aquarium exhibit. In response to this miraculous event Moses and Miriam sang praises together: “Sing to the LORD, for he is  highly exalted, the horse and its rider he has hurled into the… Read More