His Marvelous Ways
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God is always good. Be encouraged!
When God Doesn't Answer
Fourteen years ago our family rejoiced at the birth of my precious grandson, Ashton. On record is a picture of his 2 grandmothers and 2 great grandmothers with our ears pressed to the delivery room door. We all four heard his first little cry at the same moment. All the rest of the family lined the corridor of the hospital. What a blessed day that was!
Ashton’s parents were 17 and 18 years old. Neither of them had had an encounter with the Lord. They said they were ready to raise a child, and they tried their best, but I was the one privileged to raise Ashton much of, if not most of, his first 12 years. My son and his girlfriend (Ashton’s parents) never married.
The ironic thing is that my youngest brother who was 40 years old at the time had since childhood dreamed of being a father. For 8 years he and his wife Read More...
Great crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled,
the mute and many others, and laid them at his feet; and he healed them.
When Aaron was nine years old, warts covered his right foot. Over the course of a year, the warts continued to grow in size and spread between all of his toes. It was not a pretty sight. Each night during our bedtime routine, we would read, talk, and pray together before he went to sleep. On this particular night, when Aaron and I began to pray, the Lord said, “Pray for his foot.” It wasn't me. I wouldn't have thought to pray for warts. The unction to pray for Aaron's foot rose up inside of me in a way I could not ignore. I had no choice. Read More...
I placed my box of broken pieces just outside the room, opened the door and went in. I’d pick it back up when I left, as usual.
Twenty minutes later it happened fast and caught me completely off guard. I read terror on her red face as she ran towards me, clutching both fists to her chest. Her pleading, pouring eyes looked up into mine as Read More...
From Behind the Chair
She struggled with the vanity of this "beauty business", but over time became very good at making both herself and others to appear more beautiful by the world’s standards. Focus on the outward appearance was absolutely required of her. Hair, skin, nails, clothing - it demanded a lot of time. If only she could just read and write and study! But there were groceries to buy and bills to pay. Read more...