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Yet Will I Trust

As I sit here and watch the fresh snow falling in the Seattle area, the term "new beginnings" stirs up memories that are not necessarily pleasant. I don't know what the proper term is for this feeling but the snow takes me back to a very emotional time in my life. I had picked up my son from his Middle School and we drove to Tiger Mountain Summit where it was snowing. I was feeling like a failure

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Trusted to Pray

The prayers of children are often thought of as being "cute", "playful", "precious" or "pretend". Adults can often become exclusive with regard to children and prayer, sending them to kid activities in the fellowship hall or sitting quietly on the pew as the adults pray the "big" prayers. Our good intentions of keeping order and being "serious" can cause us to push the children away during corpora

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Persecuted Christians

Asia Bibi was arrested on June 19, 2009, after she engaged in an intense discussion with a group of women who worked with her. Answering their calls for her to accept Islam, Asia reportedly told them, “Jesus is alive, but Mohammad is dead. Our Christ is the true prophet of God, and yours is not true.” Upon hearing this, the Muslim women became angry and began to beat Asia, who was taken into

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Women of Faith

Published by Daughters of Zion - October 2011 By Sandra Lear "Little pig, little pig, let me come in," growled the big, bad wolf.  The little pig cried, "Not by the hair of my chiny, chin, chin!"  So the wolf huffed, and puffed, and blew the straw house down.  The little pig ran as fast as he could to his brother's house of sticks.  Soon the wolf was at that door repeating his threats. He

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Divine Moments

It was early in the morning; the sun had not risen and all was still. My mind was foggy from less-than-adequate sleep and my morning jolt of caffeine had yet to make it its way down to the deep recesses of my throat. I’m not a morning person. A phrase from my daily devotional stuck in my mind like a record player skipping on one of those favorite moments of a song – the phrase was “divine mo

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