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Gutsy Prayer Requests

April 23, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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[Excerpt taken from Glimpses of Grace by Gloria Furman copyright ©2013. Used by permission of Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers, Wheaton, Il 60187, www.crossway.org.] Gutsy Prayer Requests Martin Luther said, “Although it hurts us when he takes his own from us, his good will should be a greater comfort to us than […]

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A Lesson on Prayer via a Jug of Apple Juice

January 14, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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by Gloria Furman A muffled cry of frustration came from inside the kitchen. Then came a collaborated chorus of grunting. I stepped into the doorway to see my three children huddled around a gallon of apple juice. The littlest one had apparently been delegated the cup bearer, and the other two had their hands around […]

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The Duty of Prayer and Winnie-the-Pooh

November 26, 2012 Devotional Mundane
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It is a precious privilege of preschoolers to constantly question everything. “Why?” is their refrain from sun up to sun down. “Why do I hafta eat lunch?” “Why do soap bubbles pop?” “Why can’t it be my birthday today?” The other day I read a preschool-friendly illustration that has already helped me explain the “why’s” […]

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The Chance to Become Weak

November 3, 2012 Devotional Mundane
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Rebecca Hopkins, a missionary wife in Indonesia, writes about God’s grace in her mundane, the simplicity of prayer, and becoming weak so she can rely on the Lord: “My prayers these days are short, the fogginess of my anemic brain chasing away the eloquent, leaving behind the urgent.   “Give me patience for my kids!” […]

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Chilled Out Moms Running Hard After God

October 17, 2012 Intentional Motherhood
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by Gloria Furman This week I enjoyed reading these two articles on the subject of motherhood: Stephen Altrogge at The Blazing Center penned this note to moms who are struggling with legalism: Dear Moms, Jesus Wants You to Chill Out. And then Jen Wilkin on The Gospel Coalition blog contributed this letter to motivate moms […]

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How to Load a Dishwasher by Faith

September 24, 2012 Inspiring Homemaking
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by Melissa McDonald I was at a bridal shower recently. I don’t have any idea what gifts the bride received because I was playing with my toddler in the other room while the bride opened her gifts. A friend joined me. Her oldest daughter is getting married soon so her days of hiding out in […]

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Bless This Meal

August 18, 2012 Devotional Mundane

We’ve recently been made aware of a new resource on prayer. And it’s not your typical book on prayer– it’s a book of prayers. All-too-often we treat our prayers at mealtime as something we need to get through before we can eat. We’re distracted because the food is getting cold but mealtime prayers are meant […]

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On killing your sin

July 27, 2012 Devotional Mundane

J.I. Packer wrote this in his introduction to John Owen’s book on putting sin to death: “I owe more, I think, to John Owen than to any other theologian, ancient or modern, and I am sure I owe more to his little book on mortification than to anything else he wrote.” In this compelling 9-minute […]

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Contemplating my sanctification while washing dishes

July 9, 2012 Devotional Mundane
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by Elizabeth Bass The other night, like many nights, I was in the kitchen by myself washing the dishes after dinner. The house was strangely quiet and still. Our home becomes a different place after bedtime. My rowdy boys and chatty little girl become quiet and serene after the stroke of 7:30. My husband had […]

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Our Mediator

April 12, 2012 Good Reading
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If you’re feeling especially weak and vulnerable this morning, take comfort in Christ and draw confidence from his ministry of intercession. “If I could hear Christ praying for me in the next room, I would not fear a million enemies. Yet distance makes no difference. He is praying for me.” – Robert Murray M’Cheyne, quoted […]

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The Lord bless you and keep you, Baby

February 20, 2012 Intentional Motherhood
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by Kristen Narara Over the past 14 months of motherhood, I have found that my daily “go to prayer” for my child has been based on the well-known blessing from Numbers 6:24-26. It is my deepest desire that my child grow to know and submit to Christ. This prayer helps me to keep in perspective […]

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A prayer to your Shepherd for your shepherds

January 25, 2012 Devotional Mundane
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Admittedly, the thing that comes to the forefront of my mind when when I consider Psalm 23 is a preoccupation with whatever my current “valley of the shadow of death is.” Leave it to a self-centered sheep to be absorbed in herself rather than in her Good Shepherd who meets all her needs! Before a […]

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