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Fast and Pray

I revised this guide I made a few years ago, for a presentation about fasting. It’s my prayer you will be encouraged to find a time soon to fast and pray. Have you felt called to something deeper? What is … Continue reading

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Prayer and Fasting-Part 2

On to a few musings about this years fast…. It had to be different.  I have been on an eating plan for seven months which is very high protein. That has worked so well for me that I really didn’t … Continue reading

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Prayer and Fasting

Hey there!   I’m sure when many of you hear those words, you immediately think….OHHH  she’s super spiritual, or I could never do that, or what for?? Please read on! Yes, I have completed my second fast in my entire … Continue reading

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God Is With Us

We live in a troubled world with the Covid19 virus. On top of a pandemic, riots, social and racial unrest, violence, breakdown of the family, abortion, geronticide, fear of meeting for church services, domestic terrorism, the attempt to erase our … Continue reading

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Think On These Things

How are you doing? I feel like I’ve been spinning on a child’s toy top. I’m still in a daze with the immense challenges we’ve experienced in our country in just two weeks. As all of you know, in a … Continue reading

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A Tribute To My Dad

I’ve been thinking about my dad this week, because he died just before Thanksgiving, seventeen years ago. My old-fashioned Dutch dad was a stoic, hard-working farmer. I can’t remember my dad ever telling me in words that he loved me. … Continue reading

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The Doors of Motherhood

(Six years ago, I wrote a similar blog story. I revised and improved it for Mother’s Day week, 2019. I’m amazed how much I’ve changed in my life, and in my writing. This is somewhat of a free verse poem … Continue reading

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Set Your Mind for the New Year

  Here we go again. Wow! How did the year go so fast? It seems like we just celebrated the arrival of 2018, and here we are very close to ringing in 2019! If you’re like me, and like many … Continue reading

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You’re In The Whisper

Mighty miracles of God were happening in Elijah’s day. The ravens fed Elijah bread and meat in the desert. The widow’s flour and oil did not run dry during the drought. The widow’s son was raised from the dead. Fire … Continue reading

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Sweet Hour of Prayer

Prayer is a discipline that is difficult to follow through with because we’re human. I have good intentions but it’s not easy to stay consistent. There are many ways to pray and no wrong way to pray. It’s a great … Continue reading

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