When Foreigners Become Family

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The lights had been dimmed, and delicious aromas filled the air as unsuspecting guests entered the house. I could hear small gasps and expressions of delight! Wow, look at this place! Where is the furniture?

They were not expecting this.

I smiled with quiet pleasure as, one by one, these precious people entered my home. It’s the time of year to say “Thank You” to our amazing team of worship leaders for their tireless service this past year. We normally celebrate end-of-the-season success with a potluck, or a bring’n braai (or whatever other name you choose). But this year, two of our ‘Creative Divas’ decided to BLESS this team with more than just food… they were going to throw us a

Moroccan dining experience!

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Use Your LIFELINE: “I’d Like to Call a Friend”

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I felt that little niggling feeling. “You’d better call her.” I knew exactly who He was talking about, and she had been on my mind all day. Brand new baby, restless toddler, and a husband away on a business trip. I promised that I’d look out for her, so I knew I should check in.

I’d like to say that I obeyed immediately, but I didn’t. I got distracted with a busy household and lunch preparations. Before I knew it, two hours had passed. No excuses.

The amazing thing about Holy Spirit is that He OFTEN whispers to us about people, exactly when THEY need it, not necessarily when it’s convenient for us. Read more

A Prayer for an Uncommon Life

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// Father, I’m needy. I realize again today how desperately I need you to help me order my steps. I need help. I need courage. I need the strength to open the door and live a life that is uncommon in the world around me.

Father, I’m weak. I see my failures and my weaknesses. I know that, if left to my own devices, I would live small and stay small. Help me, Father, to grow and develop and get bigger in my abilities and in my thinking. Help me to be uncommon in the way I see life and its bigness.         Read more