February 2013 archive

How to pray for your single friend

from Julie Sanders: Sometimes we think we know how to pray for each other, but we don’t. Our family gathered for dinner one night, and Jeff began to pray. In his prayer, he prayed for the Lord to help me (Julie) have strength and feel better. HELLO? When we lifted our heads, I had to …

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Father’s Love Letter

My Child,   You may not know me, but I know everything about you. Psalm 139:1 I know when you sit down and when you rise up. Psalm 139:2 I am familiar with all your ways. Psalm 139:3 Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. Matthew 10:29-31 For you were made in my …

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Alabama Road Trips?

How many interesting places are close to home? Let’s find out! Starting with the Alabama Travel website and adding some of my own to the list. Some of these I can check off my list… How many Alabama Road Trips have you done?


Most refugees arriving in China, which are 75 percent women, usually end up in the hands of “brokers”. Brokers are a “necessary evil”, claims Kim, who’s missionary on the Chinese border often deals with brokers to pay for refugees. Once in Kim’s care, the refugees are provided information on how to utilize the “Underground Railroad” to successfully navigate to South Korea.

Five Minute Friday: Beloved

“Dearly Beloved” – the opening words of ministers through the years at the beginning of weddings. But what does that mean? And who are the ‘dearly beloved’? The words carry such a stilted, old feel. Modern language would probably say friends and family – those we love… The formal language of ‘dearly beloved’ draws the …

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Five Minute Friday – Bare

Five Minute Friday – Bare

Five Minute Friday: Afraid

“There is nothing to fear but fear itself” Easy to say, harder to live. What am I afraid of? What’s the worst thing that could happen? Follow a decision or a circumstance to its logical conclusion. Sometimes it’s the only way to stay sane – to talk it out. Being afraid starts young. Children are …

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