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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

  • As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart. Proverbs 27:19 I’ve been thinking a lot about grace; a five-letter word that reaches to the depths of the earth and the heights of the heavens. It’s readily available, yet we have trouble grasping it. How can we be the

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    Forward Movement If you are going through a season of brokenness, seeking healing and wholeness, keep moving forward. Forward doesn’t always look the way you think it should. Sometimes you take a step forward and retreat two steps because the world looks unsafe and risky. This is

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