Our Song In The Night

HOPE IS A PERSON, the Person of Jesus Christ… with Christ, hope always has the last word.

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Resilient Hope

Emilie Barnes wrote her book, A Cup Of Hope, while fighting a fierce battle with hopelessness. But, she discovered that, resilient hope that comes with our intimate relationship with Jesus. I myself can remember quite clearly, the day I visited the oncologist with my father, and I listened to the devastating news he received. I…

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Why Labor Day?

Well, to answer that question I actually went to the web page for the U. S. Department of Labor’s, History of Labor Day. Here is what I found: The form that the observance and celebration of Labor Day should take was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday — a street parade to exhibit…

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Let’s Have Tea With Emilie!

I am an avid tea drinker with a small but treasured teacup collection. I am also a huge fan of Emilie Barnes. Though today Emilie is in heaven, I wanted to introduce her and her encouraging words to a whole new audience. So I contacted Harvest House Publishers who generously gave me permission to share…

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Chase The Lion!

But one of the elders said to me, “Do not cry! The Lion from the tribe of Judah, David’s descendant, has won the victory…” Revelation 5:5 I have read some great books in the past few years, but I don’t believe any have impacted me as much as Mark Batterson’s, Chase The Lion! I think…

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Step Into Brave

Quit running away. Mark Batterson, The Lion Chaser’s Manifesto, Chase the Lion Well, we are coming into the last stretch of Batterson’s Lion Chaser’s Manifesto. Here, approaching the finish line, he challenges us, “Quit running away.” I wonder how many Christians have been destined for amazing things, and yet every time they are challenged to…

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Daring The Attempt…

Quit holding back. Mark Batterson, The Lion Chaser’s Manifesto, Chase the Lion I’ll confess, I was holding back for a long time. I LIKED safe. When you’ve grown up in a three-ring circus, performing to get even a few crumbs of love or affirmation–SAFE feels good. And then, one day… it doesn’t. Born Encourager That…

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Outbrave Your Doubts

Quit holding out. Mark Batterson, The Lion Chaser’s Manifesto, Chase the Lion Once upon a time I had a bookstore. For years I spoke to people, prayed for people, listened to their hearts when they wanted to share. Everyone has a story. Every story is part of your own unique journey. It may be cracked…

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Unique. Unparalleled. Original…

Dare to be different. Mark Batterson, The Lion Chaser’s Manifesto, Chase the Lion That’s you! That’s me. We are totally unique. We are unparalleled in the universe. In fact, we are God’s original handiwork in each and every detail. So when Mark Batterson implores us, “Dare to be different.” we actually have no choice. We…

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What’s In Your Heart?

Dare to fail. Mark Batterson, The Lion Chaser’s Manifesto, Chase the Lion Beautiful Dreamer… what’s in your heart? What is that secret hope that you would do if you had wings to fly? Long ago I wrote a series of poems about a caterpillar. An uncertain, weak-knees, frightened little thing… who longed for the sky.…

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