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Lifetime Heroes: Dottie

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Categories: lifetime heroes, prayer

I never knew Dottie’s last name–or if I ever did, I’ve long forgotten it, because it didn’t seem that important. Dottie was one of those memorable people who only seemed to need one name. Everyone who knew her simply knew her as Dottie. (And no, for any of you gospel music people out there…it wasn’t that Dottie.) 🙂

I first met Dottie when I was a teenager, after an evening worship practice at church. I met her because someone said, “Dottie wants to meet you,” and led me to the back of our large auditorium to meet her–like somehow it was very important that I meet her, or that she wanted to meet me.


Quick Update

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Categories: prayer, random stuff

To all who left comments, and mainly to all who have been praying for us over the past couple of days…thank you so much.

Sorry I have be a bit vague about this, but the good news is basically that there has been no news. Much speculation, but thus far no change that drastically affects us. It’s not a settled issue; we still have to take it day by day and continue to lean on God, and not on our circumstances. So those things I asked you to be praying about are still good things to pray for us, as God brings us to mind. 🙂 But the 48-hour period where we were watching intently has passed without a significant event, and that’s a good thing.


Crazy Times


Categories: prayer, random stuff

I’m not sure why this is, but it seems like seasons of transition can be accompanied by so much chaos and upheaval.

I realize that we’re sort of “in between” seasons right now–something I’ve mentioned before. But it’s uncanny how much turbulence has occured in recent days, not just in our lives but in the lives of others around us. And the really weird thing is…the situations are unrelated to one another, but just all seem to be happening at once. At times like this, it’s hard to believe it isn’t something spiritual taking place.


Re-Learning My Spirituality


Categories: changing mindsets, prayer

A few years ago now, there came a crucial point in my walk of faith where my religion failed me.

I’ve blogged about it before, so I’ll try not to repeat myself too much. But I had an extended time of crisis and trial, and all my prayers, praising, declaration and faith formulas apparently did nothing to turn things around. When my strength was exhausted, I gave up–in the sense that I leaned myself completely on the Lord, declaring that we would survive (or not) by His hand alone. And it wasn’t until I let go that things began to turn around; and God gave us rest.