When God Sings

“The LORD your God is in your midst, a victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.” Zephaniah 3.17 In times of grief, anxiety, and despair, this verse in Zephaniah has often been a comfort to me. It …

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Why Resolutions Don’t Work

As another year draws to a close, my natural inclination is to make a long list of things that I want to change about myself or things that I want to accomplish in the new year. I want to lose a pound, or two (or three or four), stop hitting the snooze button on my …

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Exploring Communion as a Means of Reconciliation

Apartheid is a form of racial segregation that affected South Africa for decades. Most effective during the period of 1948 and 1982, the Nationalist party’s aim was to divide the country into separate states based on race. Undeniably, these actions led to many fiscal and economic disparities in the black parts of the country. Places …

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Power in the Emergency Room

"Have you ever wondered why God is so big and powerful while you are in the emergency room?" This was the question that was posed at the end of a radio broadcast I listened to earlier this week. Why is it that God's power, his presence, his Spirit shows up in times that we are …

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Change My Name

At the time of this writing I am only 28 years old. Although I consider myself relatively wise, I know that I am still quite young and have a lot more wisdom to attain. However, one thing that I do know, call it as a result of being wise or just my own personal experience, …

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Reclaiming the Church

One of the most wonderful things that I learned and came to really understand while working for Bread for the World was the importance of backing my faith up with my actions. My belief and trust in Jesus should work itself out in my behavior and not just in church attendance, reading the Bible and …

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Free Copies of Dancing on Hot Coals… Winners Announced!

So on Friday I announced that I was giving away seven copies of my book, Dancing on Hot Coals. Congrats goes out to the following: Belva Burga Amy Clemann Chibuike Ulasi Diane Larson Becci Foley Heather Wiggins Eve Marie If you did not win, don't despair! You can still get it on Amazon.com for only …

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