Category Archives: The Prayer Closet: What God’s teaching me

What Not to Read

This is an age where the rallying cry for those trying to save our society from tumbling into an endless morass of mindless television, pop-culture magazines and twaddle-y fiction is “READ!” And I agree. If we want to learn anything, if we want … Continue reading

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He Has Won!

Wednesday night, we sang. It was a long, long day. Disappointment, misunderstandings, too many requests and not enough me frayed edges already threadbare. The afternoon and evening was a jumble of strings; places to go, responsibilities to meet, meals to … Continue reading

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How Are You Doing at Being God’s Friend?

My pastor’s wife said something in a leadership meeting some time ago that I just loved.  She talked about how at the beginning of the year, everyone starts planning how to better organize their lives and make changes, and one of the first things we … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

“Marilla, isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery, Ann of Green Gables And here it is again … a blank screen. A whole new year … … Continue reading

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Dear Homeschool Mama

Dear Homeschool Mama, It’s been a long year. 2011 is almost over. You’ve spent much of it at home. You’ve taught math lessons (over and over and over…) and learned more about grammar than you ever wanted to know. You’ve … Continue reading

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An Extravagant Life

  This has been an interesting season. Thought I’d share some thoughts from a few years ago with you here today, since I need to be simple as I’m working from my phone!! Last week I was online, chatting with … Continue reading

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Are We Following Jesus? Or Coming to See Him?

“His mother and His brothers came to Him, and they were unable to get to Him because of the crowd.” Lk 8:19   The Christmas season is a busy one for everyone. Hustle and bustle, wrapping and cooking, shopping and … Continue reading

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Distressed and Downcast, Mom? There’s a War Going On!

And seeing the multitudes, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and downcast, like sheep without a shepherd. ~Matt. 9:36 As moms wanting the best for our children, we can become “distressed” and “downcast” quite easily these days. … Continue reading

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Titus 2 University … Coming Soon!

If you’re a Christian woman, you’ve heard about Titus 2. Probably more than once. While not quite as annoying as Proverbs 31 as far as the intimidation level goes, most of us know that Titus 2 contains a list of things … Continue reading

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Stretch Out Your Hand!

On another Sabbath He entered the synagogue and was teaching; and there was a man there whose right hand was withered. The scribes and the Pharisees were watching Him closely to see if He healed on the Sabbath, so that … Continue reading

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