Archive by Author: Esther

PRAYER the real battle

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I was greatly encouraged by this little 78 page book. Some of the highlights to me were: Pray for people as if you were going to die for them. Pray before temptation hits so that your spirit is enjoying fellowship with the Lord and you have God’s perspective of sin when it presents itself. “Prayer […]

Learning as a Family

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This book has helped me have the right focus through our family’s latest journey learning how to best care for Grandma. This journey has definitely taken “all hands on deck” and given us a whole new appreciation for each other. In her conclusion, after many encouraging words and helpful tips, Washburn writes, “Never doubt the […]

Hearts of Fire

I don’t know why stories of Christians who have suffered for their faith are inspiring to me, but they are. I know it is probable that my family, friends, and myself will face persecution. Maybe that’s why it’s encouraging to see the example of the eight featured women from around the world in Hearts of […]

Daniel and Kathryn are Married!

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What a blessing to see the Lord so clearly bring Daniel and Kathryn together! The whole week of the wedding was a joyous celebration! We were delighted to visit with friends and family at the wedding in NC on July 16 as Daniel and Kathryn joined in this covenant relationship. Jeremiah 32:39 has been a […]

Celebrating the Birth of Christ

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December has been full of very special memories. Christmas Conference, playing bells at a beautiful historical church, caroling, two candle-light services in one evening, family gift giving, games, meals together, favorite videos and Christmas lights. What a blessing to spend time together! Here were some highlights from a series of messages I recently heard from […]

Moments of Inspiration

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Let me share a poem and some quotes that have encouraged me recently: “I love to see the sunlight spread across the bright spring grass As it highlights hills and meadows and the trees. I love to see the sunlight touch the dew drop’s sparkling glass I want the sunlight of His presence over me To […]

An Encouraging Weekend

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What an encouraging day we had last weekend as we enjoyed the fellowship of Christian families and sat under the inspirational teaching of Chris Hogan, Gary Fraley, Bob Newhouse, Gabe Cleator and David Waller. Here are some of the points that the Lord spoke to me through the messages: Have we recognized when God has […]

Transplanted

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I have thoroughly enjoyed spending the past few weeks with my family. So many opportunities to join them in their exciting endeavors! Planting the garden with David was a highlight. One gardening project was to transplant half a dozen new strawberry plants. As I carried the plant on my shovel to its new location, it […]

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