My Mom and I

Mom flew off from Sydney and back to Indonesia last Monday. I feel a little relieved, I must say… Though I had enjoyed all the fun we had, my body simply couldn’t cope with the almost nonstop activities from morning till night. I need my rest. Now that she’s gone, I admit 2 weeks can …

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What to Do When You’re Just Overwhelmed

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV) If one more person asks me about centerpieces, I think I may stab …

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The God I Know

“Angela? Would you join me here please?” For some reason the pastor was motioning me to come forward from the back row of the crowded Sunday service at church. I was holding my husband’s Holy Communion because he hadn’t returned to his seat from ushering, so I had no choice but to bring it with …

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The Secret of Encouragement

“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give unto your bosom.” – Luke 6:38 The phone rang. The caller on the other end was crying and apologetic. The more she cried, the more she apologized. The more she apologized, the more she cried. …

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Gather Your Strength from the Word

“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus Now unto God and our Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.“ – Philippians 4:19-20 These verses are so precious. The words “my God” make verse nineteen so very personal to each of us. Then notice with me the …

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Conduits of Prayer

Shortly before my son, Todd, graduated from high school and drove to California to start college, two guys and a girl from our church had the same plan. But in Colorado their van went off the road and the two young men were killed.

Dating: How Nice Attracts Mr. Wrong

Have you met Mr. Wrong?  He can look deceptively similar to Mr. Right, but behind his smile lurks trouble and heartache.  When Christian Nice Girls are single and dating, their people-pleasing tendencies can attract Mr. Wrong like sugar attracts flies.  You’ll learn in this chapter how to swat him away when he comes buzzing around, …

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