How God’s “yes” overshadows His “no”

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It’s time for “Five Minute Friday” over on Katemotaung’s blog, “Heading Home”!  Set the timer, write for five minutes, and post!  Today’s word prompt:  Yes.   GO.   “Lord, please lead me to my soul mate – the one fit for me!” And God said, “Yes”. “Lord, I want a big family, lots of kids!” And God said, “Yes.” “Please, God, …

How to make a simple prayer journal

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Are you frustrated with your prayer life?  Do you find it hard to remember to pray for people and their needs?  Do you wish you had more time to devote to prayer? Today I have a guest post over at my friend’s blog – Arabah Joy, a showcase for God’s glory – on how to make a simple prayer journal. Trust me. No …

Comfort when God's simple answer is no. When you have no way out, remember, Christ didn't either.

Comfort when God’s simple answer is no

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“And He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed, saying, ‘Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me.  Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.  And there appeared to Him an angel from heaven, strengthening Him.”  Luke 22:41-43         Have you ever been stuck in a situation that you wish so badly …

4 comforting remedies for your hopelessness. Surviving a seemingly hopeless situation can take all of your energy. How to survive desperation with hope.

Four comforting remedies for your hopelessness

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  Are you losing hope?  It’s easy to do while barely keeping your head above water.  Just trying to survive in a seemingly hopeless situation can take all of your energy.  You don’t have it in you to even pray one more prayer, let alone expect better circumstances.     My husband is the eternal optimist.  Nothing is a problem – nothing …

How to gain ground over your imagination

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“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.”  2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (ESV) Where are your thoughts taking you lately?  Do you find yourself traveling down roads of …

How to actually laugh at your unknown future. Are you scared, tired, sick, or just plain anxious about the future? Here's how YOU can LAUGH at the future!

How to actually laugh in the face of your unknown future

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  Do you find yourself worrying about your unknown future?   I do.   Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.  ~Proverbs 31:25   This is my new life verse.  I love the concept behind it. If you’ve ever studied the Proverbs 31 woman, you know she is a pretty remarkable lady.  *This …