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    When I first met Susie Bell with HCL Ministries, I learned her educational background and passion are in the reconciliation of nations. I nodded in agreement, as if to say, “that’s a good thing.”  But I didn’t know what she was talking about and I didn’t press in because I wasn’t sure

  • Intervención divina Conocí a John y Susie Bell hace varios años atrás en Chicago mientras ayudaba en la organización de un almuerzo dominical de bienvenida que la iglesia en la que servía había organizado para los nuevos convertidos en una reciente campañas de evangelización. Como

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    Divine Intervention I met John and Susie Bell several years ago while living in Chicago and serving on staff at a north shore church. The church was hosting a welcome lunch for visitors the first Sunday the Bells attended. As Director of Guest Services, it was my role to meet the

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    When a Bachelorette Party Shares the Gospel of Christ We gathered at the beautiful location outside Palenque, Colombia to help our missionary friend, Aline, decorate for an event worth far more than gold. A group of young women would, within hours, descend upon the small resort venue

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    The Seed of Worship Here is the story of a farmer and the seed. If you’ve read my book, “The Making of a Dragonfly,”  you have already met the farmer, whose name is Patty. She was a co-worker who introduced me to the “real” Jesus. Her life song was a melody of notes expressing

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    As my sixtieth birthday approached, running against the wind, sentimentality and nostalgia kicked in. The high school yearbook reminded me of the glory days and, at the same time, saddened me by how many classmates had died. My earlier years could be characterized as running against

  • As a part of my ministry, I often pen prayers for people I love, as the Lord directs. Below is a prayer written for a dear friend — but it truly applies to each of us as we seek God and walk in His ways. The Voice of the Lord in the Storm | Psalm 29 Ascribe to the Lord, O sons

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    The latter years are supposed to be the best, filled with confidence, grace, forgiveness, wisdom and contentment. What happens when we reach those years and we have not met the milestones we expected? Sometimes we need to stop, breathe, and take inventory of where we are, have been,

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    A Personal Story My friend Mette has the gifting of prophecy and preaching. When she speaks truth or reads scripture, it’s like God has placed a megaphone in her vocal chords. In other words, His power flows through her with authority and volume when she is His mouthpiece. One day at

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