• Strategies for Reclaiming the Land The book of Joshua is about reclaiming the land of Canaan (Israel) that was given to Abram and the Israelites in the book of Genesis. After 400 years of serving as slaves in Egypt, God sent Moses to free the Israelites and return them to Canaan.

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    My book, “Lessons of a Dragonfly, Forty Days to a Transformed Life,” now available on Amazon. This forty-day journey of prayer and daily readings are accompanied by scripture for further study, thought-provoking questions and prayers. In this post, I share the Introductory

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    Strategy Against the Invisible Enemy Strategy in battle is key. Not only do we battle an invisible enemy, but we battle with invisible forces. We can also battle from a place of victory.  In Exodus 17:8-13, the Amalekite army attacked the Israelites as they were journeying through the

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    We serve a God who never loses a battle. He is victorious. Always.  Though it appears we have no control over this invisible enemy, let me reassure you – we, as God’s children, have control in ways we do not realize. We have spiritual authority to defeat this enemy and we have weapons

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    Wonder … May It Be Unto Me … This time of year not only brings a celebration of the birth of Jesus, it also takes me to the heart of Mary, the earthly mother of Jesus. In Luke 1:30, the angel of the Lord said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God.

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    Cultivating a Heart of Gratitude Scripture says we are to cultivate a heart of gratitude. Rather than thinking about the things we don’t have, we can train our hearts to thank God for what we do have. Shelter, food, clothing, jobs, health, etc. But how? I have learned the secret of

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    From the Beginning Years ago, when I wanted a broader view of God, I read the Bible, beginning in Genesis, looking for treasures of truth. Throughout my youth, my reading and Bible study had been in the New Testament, so I assumed the Old Testament no longer applied. After all, it was

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    Lost Memories Life brings joy and life brings hard seasons. Everyone will have a fair share of each. Throughout life, there have been moments, days, even months and years where I lived in a fog, going through the motions. During those times, my mind failed to register memories. What I

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    Join us the forty day prayer journey for 2019 as we work through the first three chapters of Genesis, discovering characteristics of God, and inviting those same characteristics into our lives for the coming year. To hear this message in full, check out the podcast, “A 40 Day

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    Below is a transcript from my podcast, entitled “Exposed and Embraced”. I used a lot of scripture in this podcast, so wanted to add scripture in this blog for those who are looking for the verses! Be Blessed! Opening Remarks Welcome to Drawing Near, with Mary Ethel Eckard,

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