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Whose life isn’t a handful? While He walked among us we made Jesus’ life a handful! My guess:  He loved every minute of it.  His answer to our requests was always “I Will.”  Even people who didn’t ask, think of Peter’s mother-in-law,  received a healing touch.  When the disciples, excellent sailors who knew the Sea […]



Before You Pray When you want to pray, the first question is:  How do I open my closed hands? Henri Nouwen That’s our problem.  We’re hanging on too tightly. Afraid to let go of the thing, or person, or expectation that we fear God is taking from our grasp,  from our lives.  The loss, the soul shattering […]


Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit Habits. They shape and control our lives. I start my mornings with Bible reading, prayer, and coffee. It’s a comforting ritual that both awakens me and re-calibrates my soul before I have too many encounters with outside interruptions. I recently came across the first dog collar I bought many years ago for a 7 […]


#31 Days of Blogging 2013

A Bold Prayer for Ourselves

Are you bold in praying for yourself? Throughout the Bible I see people praying great things for themselves. Not shallow things like fame and fortune, but important things like wisdom and success in great undertakings. As Christians we may shy away from bold prayers thinking they’re prideful or arrogant, but if our motives are pure, […]


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