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Healing The Brokenhearted

June 23, 2015

After a six-year battle with cancer, my dear mother went home to Jesus at the age of 91. She truly loved the Lord and was a very strong woman. Mom totally depended on God for everything. She refused to take any medicine and said, "God will …( read more )

Our Home

June 13, 2015

I grew up in the house that my 91-year-old mother lived in. While staying with my mother during the last stage of her cancer, I realized just how much I missed my home. As I was reading my devotional one morning, I had to stop and think …( read more )

Be Still And Know

June 3, 2015

Have you ever been in a place or situation that you felt was truly hopeless? I'm sure that if we are honest with ourselves, we have all been in that place at one time or another. What is our first response when we find ourselves in a …( read more )

His Peace

January 25, 2014

What comforting words those are, especially in these troubled times. About four years ago, my dear husband suffered a major stroke while he was driving. He was not able to move the entire right side of his body, and he had to be airlifted …( read more )

Aliens And Strangers?

January 16, 2014

One of my dearest friends left for Russia for a return mission trip. We first went to Russia on a mission trip in February of 2012; a time when God especially showed awesome faithfulness to us! One of my duties on that trip was to teach …( read more )

To Russia With Love

January 7, 2014

About two years ago, in February, 2012, God called me to go to Russia on a mission trip. I have several illnesses (rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, Ménière's disease) so when I received the phone call to serve, I had …( read more )

A Glimpse Of Heaven

November 2, 2013

Just think how much more pleasant the world would be if we really thought about what heaven is like, and what we will be doing after we arrive there. The Bible tells us what will happen to those who do not go to heaven, but also gives to …( read more )

Who Is Azor?

February 1, 2013

Who is Azor? Who are we? Who am I? Why am I here, and what am I supposed to accomplish while in this earthly body?

Have you ever wondered why God put all those begots in the Bible? And have you had trouble reading through all the begots? …( read more )

No Greater Love

June 2, 2007

We live about forty-five minutes' drive from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. I have been on the lovely campus of Virginia Tech many times; our middle son worked there several years ago. The terrible tragedy on April 16, 2007, … (read more)

Mystery 101

May 21, 2007

Do you love to watch or read a good mystery? Why is it called a "mystery"? I always thought of a mystery as anything I could not reason or figure out. Webster defines mystery as: We as Christians should take … (read more)

Rekindled Joy

November 18, 2006

Have we lost our joy? Or is it hiding deep within? We have all had our joyful times and our share of down times. What must we do to find joy once again? What joy it brings when my little … (read more)

Faith

November 5, 2006

Today as I write this, it is Sunday, and I always look forward to going to church to study God's Word and to fellowship with my Christian brothers and sisters. It wasn't going to happen today, because my human body … (read more)

Trials

September 15, 2006

I have been going through a very difficult trial involving a dear family member. Just when I think I have turned everything over to God, something new happens in this situation, and, poof — I feel as if I haven't … (read more)

He Loved Us Enough

September 11, 2006

Jesus loved us enough to give our children to us for a while, so shouldn't we love Him enough to give them back to Him? That is much easier to say than actually to do. We have three living sons, … (read more)

Cluttered Minds

July 15, 2006

When I was ready to pray during my devotion this morning, I felt God speaking to my heart and mind, urging me to clear my mind of all the clutter: things like a family emergency, or having to go to … (read more)

Rivers Of Living Water

June 9, 2003

I live in West Virginia, USA, where, during the spring season, we have many flood watches and warnings. Many streams and rivers here overflow their banks. Without water, life ceases to be. Plants shrivel and die without water. Just imagine … (read more)

Joy To Share

October 15, 2001

I wish to share with you the joy I experienced on one recent evening! I was busy preparing supper for my family and listening to Christian music, as I often do when doing chores around the home. Was I ever … (read more)

Yes, Lord!

August 28, 2001

Yes, Lord, Amen. Is God calling you to a new level or a new work? I feel the Lord is preparing me for something new in my life and I definitely want to say, "Yes, Lord." Did you ever have … (read more)

Blessings In Disguise

August 5, 2001

How many blessings do we pass up just because something looks different or is unfamiliar to us? Recently our family had the opportunity to host twelve youth overnight in our home. They are in two Christian bands on tour this … (read more)

Willing Vessel

June 4, 2001

During a brief stay in the hospital, God sent several willing vessels to aid and comfort me when I really needed it. The physicians were not sure if I had had a heart attack or if I was having acid … (read more)

Diamond In The Rough

May 31, 2001

Several years ago, Honeytree wrote a song entitled, "Diamond in the Rough". How true the words of this song are! Have you ever seen a diamond in the rough? They are not very pretty nor shiny — rather dull and … (read more)

New Life

March 2, 2001

After a recent illness and being "in the house" for about two weeks, I felt well enough to meet a friend for lunch. While returning home, I began to feel the warm rays of sun flooding through the car windows. … (read more)

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