Porch Swing Prayer

“For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield.” Psalm 5:12 The wind is blowing. I’m watching the American flag in the neighbor’s yard dance proudly in the breeze. Actually, I don’t think breeze is the word I’m looking for. Breeze implies that it’s cooling in the heat of…

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But I Don’t Want To…

“But sharing the real stuff is a gift we offer to each other because it is something we need and crave. So it wouldn’t be bad to push ourselves a bit.” Lisa Whittle, Jesus Over Everything I often don’t want to be real. And by real I mean raw. I don’t want open up about…

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Handful of Flour

“The bowl of flour was not exhausted nor did the jar of oil become empty….” 1 Kings 17:16(AMP) God has this seemingly unorthodox way of answering my prayers when I pray for provision. When I ask God to give me something, His answers rarely have anything to do with me at all. Rather, they are…

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Such a Time as this…

“…And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14 (NIV) It took me a while to realize that a “calling” wasn’t specific to a job title. I mean after all, Jesus was a carpenter not a pastor. That didn’t stop Him from preaching, teaching,…

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You’re Going to Be Okay

“I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.” Psalm 37:25 You’re going to be okay. Read that again. If you are like me, it’s just comforting to hear. The Bible says it many times. Sometimes, I just need someone to say it…

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