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Ash Wednesday Devotional: Being with God

In her book Firstlight, Sue Monk Kidd relates this charming story: “One evening as I sat in the rocker working on a piece of needlepoint, I got one of those feelings of being watched.  Looking up, I saw my five-year-old … Continue reading

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From My Reading

“The great temptation is to keep blaming those who were closest to us for our present condition saying: “You made me who I am now, and I hate who I am.” The great challenge is to acknowledge our hurts and … Continue reading

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Somebody Prayed for us Today – by a Guest Blogger

This post was written by a guest blogger who prefers to remain anonymous. Somebody prayed for us today. After a series of unfortunate circumstances, I’d been feeling  that I was caught in stormy weather that abated at times, but that I … Continue reading

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Praying with Psalm 16

Use the questions below the verses of Psalm 16 to help you focus on your commitment and intimate relationship to a wise and loving God. These verses are from Eugene Peterson’s interpretation of Psalm 16 in The Message; they may … Continue reading

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Living in Gratitude – Part 3, The Prayers of a Toddler, Guest Blog by Sally Hoekstra

The November holiday of Thanksgiving in the United States offers us a time to reflect on the grace of God in our lives.  This series will focus on the fact that gratitude is the rock of our faith; if we … Continue reading

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“Prayers of the Eye”

“Once I was lying on the forest floor, trying to shoot a picture of a wild calypso orchid that waved above a thick mat of moss. I nudged my amazing macro lens to the right setting and was about to … Continue reading

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Praying Psalm 23

Long ago, I learned Psalm 23 “by heart.” This means that I memorized it and it became part of my heart.  I have said this psalm most nights for  years.  Recently I began to see how it can be used as a … Continue reading

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