Safe Refuge Part 3 – The Psalmists Club

“Sin whispers to the wicked, deep within their hearts. They have no fear of God at all. In their blind conceit, they cannot see how wicked they really are. Everything they say is crooked and deceitful. They refuse to act wisely or do good. They lie awake at night, hatching sinful plots. Their actions are …

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Weapons of Our Warfare (WOOW): The Presence of God

If you haven’t reviewed the WOOW series in a while, here’s a quick overview. We kicked off with Thanksgiving, and then went on to Praise, Worship, the Word of God and the super combo of Praying God’s Word. In each case, we saw examples in the Bible of how these weapons of warfare are mighty …

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Lord, Heal Our Land! Part 6

A prayer for peace inspired by Isaiah’s prophecy of Jesus’ birth in Isaiah 9:6-7 Dear Jesus, who is like You? Your name is Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace! We receive the increase of your government and peace upon the nations of the earth in Jesus Name.  O Lord, establish your kingdom …

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Lord, Heal Our Land! Part 5

A prayer for healing, restoration and reconciliation inspired by Jesus’ prayer for His followers in John 17 Almighty Father, you are the God of heaven, earth, the skies above and the seas below. We your people pray that you be glorified in all of creation. You, the only true God have been glorified on the …

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Book Spotlight: Lucy Doesn’t Wear Pink (Faithgirlz / A Lucy Novel)

This delightful novel for middle grade readers (ages 9 – 12) is the first in a series of four books in the Faithgirlz universe. Lucy Doesn’t Wear Pink introduces us to the title character Lucy, a middle schooler in New Mexico who is trying to fit in at school and adjust to life after a …

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A Safe Refuge Part II

Grace clicked out of the pop-up news article and turned away from her laptop with a sigh. She’d tried so hard to be brave after Mom told her Elijah’s story. She’d even tried to trust God with her fear and listen to Him for what to do. But if God was saying something to her, …

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Speak it to Heal it

An excerpt from an article titled “Jacob and our wrestling match with God,” featured on the website Mishpacha reads as follows: “Like his grandfather before him, Jacob received a new name from God, symbolizing a transformation. Among the understandings of the name Israel are: One who wrestles with God [and] One who is straight (direct, …

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The Just Judge

Text: 2 Samuel 13:1-29 When King David heard, he was very angry. And though Absalom never spoke to Amnon about this, he hated [him] deeply (vv21-22). The TV show American Greed catalogs stories of scams and schemes that leave trails of broken dreams and shattered lives in their wake. Although the perpetrators are often caught, …

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Why the Wall Came Down

Text: Joshua 6:1-20 When the people heard the sound of the rams’ horns, they shouted as loud as they could. Suddenly, the walls of Jericho collapsed (v20). The opening of the Berlin Wall in November of 1989 was an unexpected event which stunned the world. For nearly thirty years, the Wall had stood as a …

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Battle Strategy

At the height of the Ugandan government’s struggle with a terrorist rebel group, president Museveni turned to the church for help. Army chaplain David Wakalo had received a vision from God in which he was told that the war would not end through force of arms, but through prayer. Thus began Operation Gideon. A team …

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