Posts Tagged "Prayer"

Clean the Lenses!

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Articles | 0 comments

Clean the Lenses!

My car is ten years old and has 126,000 miles on the engine.  It runs great, has had no major problems.  The body is starting rust (Northern New York winters take a major toll on a car’s body); the clear-coat is cracking and peeling, but under the hood, it still runs great. Recently, we were driving home after dark and noticed that the headlights weren’t shining as brightly as they should.  “Must have a bulb out,” my husband said.  He turned on the high-beams and saw a deer on the shoulder of the road.  If he hadn’t turned on the high-beams, we probably would have hit the deer...

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Weird but Wonderful Day

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Articles | 0 comments

Weird but Wonderful Day

It’s been a weird day.  Snow squalls kept me trapped in the house (That isn’t the weird part.  It’s February in Upstate New York.  That’s pretty much the norm.), unable to spend the day at the church working on the bulletin, a task I enjoy on a weekly basis.  The wind has blown; the temperature has dropped; the sky has been gray and dismal.  I didn’t sleep well last night, so I’m tired.  I’ve had the attention span of a two year old.  I’ve walked from window to window.  I’ve jumped from one magazine article to another.  I have accomplished almost nothing today (I...

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King of Kings, Lord of Lords!

Posted by on Apr 19, 2014 in Articles | 1 comment

King of Kings, Lord of Lords!

Have you ever been so overcome with the presence of the Lord that you can’t even think straight?  His Spirit hits you like a mighty wind, forcing you to your knees, hands shooting straight up towards Heaven and the words and images in your mind are unmistakably His?  That’s what happened while I was putting on my writer’s cap and searching my thoughts for a profound Easter article.  Instead of a profound article, I was given a glorious evening filled with praise and worship.   Eric was working.  I put my Paul Wilbur CD into the stereo and said a simple “Lord, give me your...

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Season of Thanksgiving & Giving

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

Season of Thanksgiving & Giving

We Thank Thee By: Ralph Waldo Emerson (Stanza 3) For this new morning with its light, Father, we thank Thee. For rest and shelter of the night, Father, we thank Thee For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends, Father in heaven, we thank Thee.   It shouldn’t be difficult to write about Thanksgiving.  I close my eyes and consider the holidays past.  I see our family gathered around the table, each member eating more than a normal human eats in a week, laughing at each others jokes, feeling the absence of those no longer with us.  I can feel the...

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Peace of Mind

Posted by on Nov 8, 2013 in Articles | 2 comments

Peace of Mind

“…The Lord is at hand.  Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God; and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:5-7   When I was a child, I had a lot of nightmares.  My father was military and was often away from home.  He would be called away for months at a time – for an entire year when I was sixteen.  During those times, I was horribly afraid.  I had terrible dreams about things that could happen to my mother,...

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