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Who Prayed for Paul?

The headlines ran red. If there were a secret first century parchment bearing news, prayers and encouragement, circulating the dispersed believers, surely it read, “ Steven, our beloved brother in the faith, perished at the hands of Saul and the religious leaders. He breathed his last yet full of the ...

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Chosen For Such a Time as This

Esther 4:14 is one of my favorite Scriptures of encouragement, hope and purpose. Esther was raised up from a lowly peasant girl, a nobody, to a queen. All that she could ever hope for and imagine was at her fingertips. She had it all. Then one day, the tables were ...

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I Just Want To End It All

And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed. And the keeper of ...

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Is God Ever Late?

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Life’s most critical moments—the ones that have you on your hands and knees, desperately calling on the Father—can lead you to believe that God is indifferent. Calloused. Tragically late. You prayed for healing. But it hasn’t come. You prayed for a mended marriage. But it hasn’t happened. You prayed for ...

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A Heap of Ruins

The house looked forgotten after 30 years sitting empty; a heap of ruins against the  afternoon sky.    Screens loosed from the front porch windows waved to us in the breeze, and  man-sized holes caved in parts of  the roof. Junk rested tiredly against the sides of the house. The beehive ...

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