Thank You (Even) For the Fleas

In her book, The Hiding Place, Corrie Ten Boom shares the harrowing tale of how she, her father and sister Betsie were arrested for harboring Jews from the Nazis in Holland. After weeks of solitary confinement, Corrie and Betsie reunited in a concentration camp where they were assigned to a flea ridden barracks. Their horror …

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The Tenacious Faith of Israel’s Patriarchs Part III

Not only did Joseph know he was a favored son, he made sure everyone else did as well – including his increasingly envious brothers. Eventually, jealousy boiled over and his brothers sold him into slavery, while telling their father Israel that Joseph had been devoured by wild animals (Gen 37). Ending up in Egypt, Joseph …

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The Tenacious Faith of Israel’s Patriarchs Part II

Jacob’s heel grabbing in the womb was a foreshadowing of future events. First, he conned his brother Esau into selling his birthright for a bowl of stew (Gen 25:29-34). Then, when their father Isaac was old and blind, Jacob conspired with their mother Rebekah to trick Isaac into giving Jacob the blessing of the firstborn …

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The Tenacious Faith of Israel’s Patriarchs Part I

We often hear about the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel. Today, I’d like to add Joseph to that illustrious list. Why? I believe he displayed the same type of tenacious faith which characterized the lives of his forefathers. Abraham waited until he was 100 years old before God’s great promise for his life …

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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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