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When Gentle Snowfall is Born From the Harsh Winds of Night

After a brutally cold night howling with harsh winds, the morning woke with peace. Snowflakes peppered down, covering the barren earth of winter with a soft blanket of white.

Tucking my legs beneath me, I nestled into the corner of the couch, gripped a warm cup of coffee and watched out the window as morning broke through the darkness …

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God’s Message in A Million Patches of Dappled Gray

The cold wind swirled around me, sudden gusts pushing me along the gravel road. Dry meadow grass swayed and bowed at the wind’s command. Dappled light flickered beneath the forest’s canopy up ahead.

I had been walking a while, thinking perhaps too much, questioning the ways of the Lord — not with accusations, but with heartfelt desire to understand.

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A Prayer to Run My Race With Endurance and Passion

Lord, strengthen me with endurance to withstand this fiery trial, and the passion to dwell in joy without frustration and tears.

Sin entangles me. I slip and fall into Satan’s manipulative ways. It isn’t blatant-everyone-can-see kind of sin, but it is sin, nevertheless — sin that hurts Your heart and distracts me from You.

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A Prayer to be Steadfast and Secure in My Walk of Faith

Lord, You are Wonderful, Counselor, Almighty God, my Prince of Peace. The magnitude of the gifts of Your grace and salvation overwhelm me at times as I follow You on this path of righteousness. Help me be steadfast and secure in my walk of faith.

I believe my spirit is strong and secure in Your love. Unwavering, even. But sometimes my walk is not steadfast and secure — it grows wobbly as the fierce winds blow and the lies of the enemy howl in my ears.

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A Prayer to Make Room For Jesus This Christmas

Lord, Your love, Your grace, Your mercy astounds me. The lengths You go to make Yourself known to us is staggering. Teach us the necessity of reciprocating that relationship — to make room for You in our hearts, making time to seek You first.

The very essence of Christmas is celebrating Your birth. You came to earth so that we could know You. Yet, there is nothing about being still during this busy season. Shoot! We can barely find time to worship corporately, much less sit quietly before You, making You a priority.

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Recognizing the Fragrance of Worship

We hiked across the hills of the Christmas tree farm. Evergreen boughs stretched regally toward the sky. Balsam fragrance teased our nostrils with the scent of Christmas as chainsaws roared around us.

Delighted families oohhhed and ahhhed when their perfect Christmas tree toppled into waiting arms. Again and again, I was struck by balsam fragrance wafting across the mountainside.

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