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Light in the Valley of the Shadow of Death (part twelve)

Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering (Isaiah 53:4a) While on a retreat for ordained women in my denomination I began to experience persistent pain from a small bump near the edge of my jaw and just below my … Continue reading

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Prayer (eleventh in a series)

For the past ten weeks I’ve been writing about components of prayer: praise, thanksgiving, confession, petition, and when needed, complaint. In the prayer Jesus taught his disciples, commonly known as the Lord’s Prayer, we see all but one of these elements. This leads me to conclude that genuine prayer almost always includes several components, not just one. Here is a brief summary of each: Continue reading

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