The Immediate Power of Crying Out to Jesus

The Immediate Power of Crying Out to Jesus

Walking On Water When you cry out to Jesus He comes–Immediately. There's no other way to interpret the word immediately other than right now, this instant, at once. That's what happened when the disciples needed His help. Immediate rescue. How many times have you...

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Spring Flash Fiction Contest

Spring Flash Fiction Contest

Exciting News! This week on my blog, I’d like to share some news. As many of you know, I’ve been attending the School of Kingdom Writers since September 2021. What an adventure in trusting God it’s been! Before attending, I had never completed a short story, and now I...

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Points of Contact with Jesus

Points of Contact with Jesus

Sure-Footed When I was horseback riding in the mountains this summer, we rode some really narrow trails that clung to the side of the hill. I'm a pretty comfortable rider and not easily spooked, but I'll admit to mostly holding my breath and leaning toward the upward...

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Misunderstood, Yet Understood By God

Misunderstood, Yet Understood By God

Nothing causes me more frustration than feeling misunderstood by those who are in close community with me. The problem isn’t always on their end. It’s mine. What happens when I can’t explain myself well enough to be understood in the first place? I’m frustrated at...

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Reasons to Hope in the Desert Place

Reasons to Hope in the Desert Place

“Nothing can live in unbroken sunshine.”Bob Sorge The Desire for Unbroken Sunshine In Secrets of the Secret Place, Bob Sorge writes that “Nothing can live in unbroken sunshine.” When I read that, I laughed and said, clearly he hasn’t met me yet. Realistically though,...

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Be Still and Know That I Am God

Be Still and Know That I Am God

Be Still Don’t you love it when God repeats His messages to us over and over? In the past week, I’ve heard songs and read scriptures and posts that all involve the same message. “Be still and know that I Am God.”Psalm 46:10 God knows it is the perfect message for me...

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God Equips Us to Succeed

God Equips Us to Succeed

In school last week, I had the opportunity to teach the message at chapel. Through that experience He showed me, once again, He is faithful. God equips those He calls. In both our creative writing and ministry classes we have been consistently challenged to step into...

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Holding Onto Resilient Hope

Holding Onto Resilient Hope

Resilient Hope I just finished reading a book called What is the What by Dave Eggers. As I reflected on the book, I was impressed by the main character’s resilient hope while he faced difficult circumstances.  Oxford Languages says that the mark of resilience is...

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Building Memorials to God’s Faithfulness

Building Memorials to God’s Faithfulness

Memories and Physical Locations Have you noticed how memories are often linked to physical locations? Memories can sneak up on you when you least expect them. For instance, until two weeks ago, I lived in the house I grew up in as a child. It was chock-a-block full of...

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