A Word of Encouragement · Five Minutes With Mandy

Five Minutes with Mandy – Surrender & Watch God Work

Surrender and Watch Troubles on Every Side Have you ever been up against troubles that seem to be coming from every side? It seems as though you get one thing solved and another problem rises up against you? God’s Word tells us to “Surrender and Watch.” In today’s world, I think most of us are there,… Continue reading Five Minutes with Mandy – Surrender & Watch God Work

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Hope for the Future

Just Before Midnight I was having trouble getting to sleep, so I got up for a glass of water. When I returned to my bed I noticed that my cell phone was flashing. It was a message from a friend in Cambria Wisconsin. “We are ok.. Lincoln’s house shook…and Didion exploded … Thank God  Michael and… Continue reading Hope for the Future

Book Reviews

How God Restores a Broken Heart

So many of us find ourselves BROKEN. But God can make all things BEAUTIFUL if you will let Him.   I picked up Gwen Smith’s book from a pile of books I have purchased and never finish reading because I am writing a series of devotionals on emotional trauma. I wanted to find out how… Continue reading How God Restores a Broken Heart

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What are you least thankful for?

Holidays. Not always a thankful time. It’s actually the toughest time of the year for many. Holidays, like Thanksgiving, are a painful reminder of the difficult year that has just gone by. At times it is nearly impossible to think of things to be thankful for. And yet here we are naming off things we… Continue reading What are you least thankful for?

Book Reviews

Book Review : The Tiniest Tree

The Tiniest Tree by Ann Banco Reade I met Ann Reade when I moved into her community last fall. She has a huge heart for any creature, animal or human, that is less privileged or struggling in life. Her writings take you right to the soul of her passion. In her first book, The Tiniest… Continue reading Book Review : The Tiniest Tree

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Joy! Steps Toward Finding Joy in Adversity

  It’s easy to lose our joy in the world we live in. Just watch the news or even just look at your own life, your failures, your unfulfilled dreams, the junk that life is throwing at you and boom!, you’ve fallen into the pit of despair. But I believe that we have a choice… Continue reading Joy! Steps Toward Finding Joy in Adversity

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A Word to the Remnant of God’s Church

Are We the Remnant? The remnant is a recurring theme throughout the Hebrew and Christian Bible. The Anchor Bible Dictionary describes it as “What is left of a community after it undergoes a catastrophe”. After all that is happening in our country and in our own lives, I’m feeling kind of like Elijah when he… Continue reading A Word to the Remnant of God’s Church

For Those in Ministry

The Parable of the Lost Shepherd

There once was a shepherd that loved and cared for his flock.   He worked day and night caring for his sheep. At times, he would be far from his own family because he was tending to the sheep that he loved so dearly.   He found the greenest pastures and stillest streams to refresh… Continue reading The Parable of the Lost Shepherd

Book Reviews · For Those in Ministry

Book Review : Wounded By God’s People

We tend to think that God’s servants are protected against being wounded, but that is just not true. As a matter of fact, I would venture to say that most ministers of the Word are hurt at least once in their ministry. I so appreciate Anne for being vulnerable and opening up to us about her own… Continue reading Book Review : Wounded By God’s People