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The Face of Jesus

My heart says of you, ‘Seek His face!’ Your face, Lord, I seek (Psalm 27:8). On Friday, I challenged us to make “seeking God’s face” our priority in prayer for one month. One of my friends took me up on that challenge. As we talked on the phone Friday afternoon, she spoke of focusing on a sketching she has of …

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My Ebenezer

What exactly is an Ebenezer Stone? It’s one of those words that lies dormant in the cob-webbed part of my brain. Yet, this morning as I read my friend’s post about her autistic daughter’s latest miraculous achievement, this word came to my mind as I commented on her post. To be honest, before I pressed “send” I had to look up Ebenezer …

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faith, stress, worry

The Banner of Trust

Faith is not a four letter word. But sometimes I feel like it is. The fever blisters on my hand (rather than my lips like most people) are the personification of the stress I placed on myself last month. Stress I didn’t really need to have because God had the situation under control. I confess, now that I can see …

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Vouchsafed

For three things I thank God every day of my life:thanks that he has vouchsafed me knowledge of his works;deep thanks that he has set in my darkness the lamp of faith;deep, deepest thanks that I have another life to look forward to–a life joyous with light and flowers and heavenly song.                                                                                Helen Keller I almost hate messing up the …

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Spread Your Wings

Why do you say, O Jacob,and complain, O Israel,“My way is hidden from theLord;my cause is disregarded bymy God? Do you not know?Have you not heard?The Lord is the everlasting God,the Creator of the ends of the earth.He will not grow tired or wearyand His understanding no onecan fathom.He gives strength to the wearyand increases the power of theweak.Even youths …

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