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Let Down Panic — Jane Hampton Cook

Posted by on Nov 16, 2008 in Guest Post, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Let Down Panic — Jane Hampton Cook

>“Contend, O LORD, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me. Psalm 35:1 They had panicked. Not only was George Washington shocked over his own miraculous preservation after General Braddock’s defeat, but he was also disappointed in the British regular soldiers who fought alongside him. Washington couldn’t have felt more let down had his fellow soldiers committed treason. “We were attacked by a party of French and Indians, whose number, I am persuaded, did not...

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Kisses to Heaven — Sue Payne

Posted by on Nov 13, 2008 in Guest Post | 0 comments

Kisses to Heaven — Sue Payne

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:18-19 She sat in the front row and from where I was sitting I had the privilege of witnessing one of the most beautiful and touching scenes I’ve ever encountered. It was a private, intimate moment and...

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The Enemy — Shelby Rawson

Posted by on Nov 12, 2008 in Guest Post, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Enemy — Shelby Rawson

>”You are my servant, I have chosen you and not cast you off”; fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 “The enemy of your soul will keep trying until he finds a way,” I heard him say. The enemy of my soul will keep trying until he finds a way to dismantle my faith, bind me with shame and dissolve my knowledge of freedom. It is the enemy who claws at my heart, making...

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Inner Rage — Cindy Rooy

Posted by on Nov 8, 2008 in Guest Post, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Inner Rage — Cindy Rooy

> “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.” Romans 7:15 Just the mention of my media company’s name triggers hostility in me. Spending a hefty monthly fee for telephone, internet and TV service and having all 3 inoperable not only frustrates me but angers me. I mean dead, nothing, zilch for 10 days with a no-show technician. The many pleas for technical service are useless. At first I felt helpless, but that feeling transformed into exasperation....

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To Him Whom I Trust — Loree Lough

Posted by on Nov 3, 2008 in Guest Post, Uncategorized | 0 comments

To Him Whom I Trust — Loree Lough

>“He is my loving God and my fortress,my stronghold and my deliverer,my shield, in whom I take refuge…..” Psalm 144:2 Just about everybody knows…..I’m crazy about wolves. My favorite sanctuary spans acres of tree-lined hills where nearly fifty wolves, rescued from abuse and neglect, were brought to live with as much dignity as can be achieved. You’d think my first stop, during visits, would be the cubs. While they’re cute and more photogenic than The Gerber Baby, the...

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God’s Voice in the Mountains — Derek Maul

Posted by on Oct 18, 2008 in Guest Post | 0 comments

God’s Voice in the Mountains — Derek Maul

>“You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace, the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:12 (Photo – Cindy Sproles) My wife and I just rolled back into our driveway after spending a week together in the mountains of North Carolina. The occasion was Soulfeast 2008, a conference sponsored by the folk at Upper Room Ministries. I had been invited to teach and Rebekah came along to enjoy a week of...

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