Two Silver Bracelets

The lady with clear eyes and a big smile reached down and drew out a gift of two silver bracelets. She wanted me to have something from her so I would remember to pray for her.  Despite her recent diagnosis of terminal cancer, nothing could rob her of the joy… Continue reading

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Higher & Deeper. Note 4

Faylene’s story… The man and I walked by the river.  He took my hand and safely guided me down the bank to the water’s edge.  The water was moving swiftly.  Rain on the mountains meant the water level rose overnight. We didn’t ask for the rain.  It just came. We… Continue reading

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Church of Another Kind

Church of Another Kind — Worship from Afar Yet Close I walk by the plaque, which I carved over 40 years ago, nearly everyday. It reminds me of the cry to worship that comes from a believer’s heart that has been touched by God. It has expanded meaning in the… Continue reading

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Virus and Economy, Note 1 — Prayer Guidance for the Young and Old, March 2020

PRAYER RESPONSE TO THE VIRUS AND ECONOMY. HOW TO PRAY WITH SENSE. HOW TO TELL CHILDREN AND WHAT THEY CAN PRAY. Before I launch some practical prayer guidance, remember to keep social distancing in the face of any infectious disease. The current virus is still following an exponential curve of… Continue reading

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Beth and Mama

Both of us had been through grief, having lost our believing spouses. After those difficult periods, both of us were determined not to sit on the sidelines as armchair Christians. We had been friends for a long time and became best friends. We both wanted to be active, in the… Continue reading

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