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Recipe for Healing, Part 3

Recipe for Healing, Part 3

For the last two days I’ve combined ingredients to create a spiritual recipe for healing based on the first half of 2 Chronicles 7: 14. “If my people, who are called by My Name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then...

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Recipe for Healing, Part 2

Recipe for Healing, Part 2

Welcome back to this recipe for Healing Our Land. Yesterday, I introduced you to an analogy that goes along with 2 Chronicles 7:14. “If my people, who are called by My Name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I...

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Recipe for Healing, Part 1

Recipe for Healing, Part 1

In my last post, I shared how wonderful it would be if even ten percent of our population would pray in small groups for just ten minutes a day. We would send up three hundred million minutes of prayer! Every day! This week, I want to expand on that with several...

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300,000,000 Minutes: Helping Our Country to Heal

300,000,000 Minutes: Helping Our Country to Heal

What if thirty million Americans who believed in a good God spent ten minutes every day praying for their country? Three hundred million minutes of prayer rising to heaven during every twenty-four-hour period. .300,000,000 minutes to: Confess our lack of love toward...

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Surrounded by Fire: Step One

Surrounded by Fire: Step One

I stopped watching the news last weekend. In emotional overload, I felt helpless, paralyzed. How could I, a peace-loving person, stop the riots? Stop cities from burning? What has happened to my country? To my city?  How can gentle souls overpower mob rule? I woke...

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Whistling in the Dark

Whistling in the Dark

While we find stories of kindness and passing it forward every day, the news is filled with people’s rage. Rage against guidelines. Against others who want to start working again.

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Silver Lining Update #2: A Poem by Karen deBlieck

Silver Lining Update #2: A Poem by Karen deBlieck

As so many of us endeavor to build each other up, cheer each other on, and learn some lessons God may be teaching us, I want to do my part by sharing the blessings that enter my life each day in this world of pandemic. Karen deBlieck is one of my critique partners and...

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Silver Lining Update

Silver Lining Update

Last week I shared with you some of the little (and big) things that people are doing to help people while we all practice social distancing. Readers commented, sent emails, and chatted with me on the phone. So here is a list of what has been shared so far. Maybe...

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The Silver Lining in The Worldwide Cloud of Pandemic

The Silver Lining in The Worldwide Cloud of Pandemic

Many of you can remember the days after Nine-Eleven. Americans had a common enemy and they stood shoulder to shoulder in opposition to anyone who had tried to harm them. Some pictures in the news at that time have remained in my memory ever since. Ash-covered New...

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And They Lived Happily Ever After

And They Lived Happily Ever After

When I was a little girl, my favorite stories were all those romantic fairytales produced by Walt Disney. Cinderella goes to the ball in a beautiful gown and falls in love with the prince. After dealing with the mean stepmother, they live happily ever after. Snow...

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My Imperfect Journey Upward on the Golden Slope

My Imperfect Journey Upward on the Golden Slope

“This is the way! Let’s go!” Like the pearl merchant in Matthew 13, I have also found Treasure, the Golden Slope to Heaven. I scramble up the Golden Slope, falling on my face dozens of times, but I’m heading in the right direction. If only others would follow! I want...

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Advent: Waiting for Treasure

Advent: Waiting for Treasure

December 1 marked the beginning of Advent this year on the Christian Church calendar. Advent. The season of anticipation, of expectation. We take time to remember how Mary and Joseph awaited the birth of Jesus. This chosen couple knew their son was special, but they...

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