Everyday Shuffle

Are you tired of plodding through life? Like a plane on ‘automatic pilot,’ our prayers can be repetitive, predictable and even humdrum as we go through the motions. Do you ever wonder if God really hears your prayers? The remedy could be as simple as admitting un-confessed sin. Think about how it felt when you first found out how much God loved you! It’s good to be reminded of His presence protecting us even when we were not seeking Him. 3 John 1:9 says, "We love because he first loved us."

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A Lifetime of Mentors

Dear Friends and Family,

I'm thankful for a lifetime of mentors. These godly women have walked me through trials and triumph with a desire to help me draw close to Jesus. A few of them are: Shirley Adkins (my mom), Margy Eberhart (late camp directors' wife who led me to the Lord), Linda Ballweg (college Bible study leader ), Sue Sabaloni (MIT prayer group leader), and Judy Hampton (late speaker and author). In 2003, Judy encouraged me to join Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, a sisterhood of women who communicate God's Word through the written and spoken word.

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Poor, Hungry, Desperate

I have just returned from a mission trip to one of the poorest countries in the world – Africa. Extreme poverty is defined as living on $1.25 or less a day. Almost one in three people in sub-Saharan Africa go hungry, far higher than any other region in the world, with the exception of South Asia. Yet, in many ways Africans are wealthier than the late billionaire Steve Jobs. And the people’s contentment has nothing do with whether or not their stomach is full. On the contrary, their satisfaction has to do with their focus and attitude toward their Creator.

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News and Prayer Requests for Kenya

Dear Friends and Family,

Thank you for your support of my spring Africa trip to Kenya. We count on your prayers, so here are a few specific details about how to pray for Chosen Women: Training African Women for Life, Business and Ministry with Marnie Swedberg and Sharon Hurkens.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For He chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. Ephesians 1:3-4

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