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Then Gideon said to God, “Please don’t be angry with me, but let me make one more request. Let me use the fleece for one more test. This time let the fleece remain dry while the ground around it is wet with dew.” So that night God did as Gideon asked. – Judges 6:39-40 One…

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We prayed for the blessings, that seeds sown would bear fruit. And the Spirit instructs, When the gift is then given, you will lay it down. My heart recalls the choice to lay it down. The gift was given like the start of a promise. No sooner could we say baby – and it was…

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 Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?— Isaiah 43:18-19 New life sprang forth as certain as a sapling sprouts up from the ground. She grew within me strong with vitality, like a bulb that lies beneath the…

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For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs. — Zephaniah 3:17 Peace greeted me one evening in Spring. Our nightly routines were in rotation,…

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Where do I begin? They say in telling a story you begin at the beginning. As an English teacher I know that is not true. Some stories reach a defining moment for the character in the middle of the action and that is where the story begins. In medias res. I had put off writing…

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