Monthly Archives: March 2011

Fasting as an Expression of Love

Day 11 I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine. -Song of Songs 6:3 KJV With two active kids, three dogs, and a tortoise at our house, it’s not always easy for my husband and I to find time … Continue reading

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Less is More

Paul and Barnabas also appointed elders in every church. With prayer and fasting, they turned the elders over to the care of the Lord, in whom they had put their trust. – Acts 14:23 In our “biggy-sized” American life today, … Continue reading

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Feeding The Starter

Day 10 But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. – Luke 5:16 NIV I guess you could say that my family is spoiled, but we’ve grown accustomed to homemade bread. Several times a week, I bake sourdough bread. … Continue reading

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God’s Gift: Our Very Own GPS

Day 9 For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible — everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him. – Colossians 1:16 MSG I think one of the greatest inventions I have ever used is … Continue reading

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Rising to the Surface

Day 8 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, He was hungry. – Matthew 4:1-2 NIV I think it is important that we not … Continue reading

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Attach Yourself to Your Prayers

Day 7 “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” —Matthew 9:38 NKJV After my dad, Dr. Walter (Bud) Bruce, former president of Wesley College, (where I was also president for twelve years) went to … Continue reading

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Fasting for Passion

Day 6 “As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God.” —Psalm 42:1 NLT When my husband, Dave, and I were engaged to be married, I had to return to pack up my apartment … Continue reading

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Keep on Praying. Never Give Up!

Day 5 “Pray without ceasing.” —1 Thessalonians 5:17 NKJV Most of us are familiar with that three-word verse from the apostle Paul. Depending on our interpretation, it has opened up tremendous possibilities or has been the cause of frustration.How do … Continue reading

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Diverse Ministries of the Holy Spirit

There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all.  There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord.  God works in different ways, but it is the same God … Continue reading

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Fasting: Leverage or Lifestyle?

Day 4 In the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul. While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the … Continue reading

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