Tag: prayer

Here I Am…Send Someone Else

I don’t know about you, but often I find myself telling God “here I am, send someone else.” I tell Him that He must be mistaken in asking me to do things, or putting a passion on my heart. I might say something are you sure you don’t want to choose someone that actually enjoys

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Can These Bones Live?

Recently I was in a meeting at church and the pastor asked us several questions about the hopes for the new year and there were two that he asked that I just could not answer. He asked “what are you hoping to see God do in you?” And he asked “what are you hoping to

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Through the fire

In my job, there are times that I have to give good people really bad news. As someone that works in adoption, it falls on me to tell a family if an expectant mom has changed her mind and decided to parent her child, and to tell families that she chose a different family. These

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Where does the story start?

It was a hot humid summer night, you know the kind, where your clothes stick to you and we had just arrived in New Orleans for our missions trip. We were standing outside and in that place I prayed the prayer that would change the trajectory of my life forever. It was July 2000, that

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What is your starting point?

As the new year starts, I think about what I want to be different this year. I know most of us use this as a time to recalibrate our lives, check priorities and see what we want to do differently. For me, I have goals that I have set for myself in different areas of

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New Year, New Verse

This past year, the verse for the year was Psalms 1:3 “He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither;And whatever he does shall prosper.” For me it was a season of putting down roots and being planted. It has been

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Ready to be Molded

He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel. (Jeremiah 18:6) When I see a verse come up more than one time in a week, it is usually a reason to stop for

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