Three God Whispers to Live By

How did we get into April? I am loving the lilacs, lawn mower sounds, and general themes of new life and beginnings. If nothing else happens in April, I was giddy to be over March. That was a tough month full of adversity and challenges. What made things extra hard was that they were not my challenges. Both our kids were facing things that left them hurting and asking God…

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Win Spiritual Warfare with Giving Thanks by Ada Brownell

Win Spiritual Warfare with Giving Thanks  By Ada Brownell Gratitude changes my attitude. Sometimes I forget when I pray, seeking God for specific needs, that I should be thankful first. The Apostle Paul instructed us “in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God” (Philippians 4:6). He precedes that statement in verse 4 with “Rejoice in the Lord always; and again I say,…

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The Hourly Taunts

Yesterday I shared over at Christians Read that years ago I struggled with what I knew was a call on my life. It’s not only come to pass, it’s more specific. I gave advice on how to avoid taking over and failing because we are not equipped. What I didn’t say is how hard I’m struggling. Early on I was so guilty of trying to save everyone. It never worked because…

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Saturday Confession: The Letter I Imagine Jesus Giving to the Defeated One

Don’t forget! Write Integrity is releasing chapters of Unlikely Merger. Here is Chapter Six plus other posts from the authors. Saturday, June 13 Write Integrity Press: Unlikely Merger Chapter Six Marji Laine: Yummy! Carole Towriss: Talon’s Home Madison Alabama *** Hey, Defeated One, Yeah, I know you hate that name. That’s why during my special time with My daughter, Julie, I told her that’s your name. And that you hate…

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Confession Saturday: The Spiritual Inhaler

When our daughter was in an infant she was diagnosed with airway restrictive disease or something like that. It was asthma, but she was too young to be diagnosed with it was the gist of it. But breathing was hard for her without assistance. As she’s aged, she’s needed the nebulizer less and less. In fact, I’m not even sure where I unpacked it. But with the recent weather changes…

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Book Review: Kris Vallotton’s Spirit Wars

Yesterday I explained that Chosen Books, a division of Baker Publishing, sometimes sends me an e-mail asking if I’d like to review their books. Today, I review Kris Vallotton’s Spirit Wars. Right away you can guess this isn’t light reading, and that it deals with things some might define as charismatic interest. I get that, and I’m okay with that. I know Kris Vallotton is a name that brings immediate…

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