9 Reasons to Speak Up and Reach Out

Mornings in the Roberts house are noisy. The television blares out the news. My hairdryer blasts away. The blender whirs my smoothie. Sometimes shouting is the communication mode because of all the noise.

Finally, I retreat to my office for a moment of silence and time in the Scripture and with the Lord.

Peace.

Then, the day starts. I don my headphones for the next Zoom or Webex meeting.

I love silence. I learned that “Silence is Golden” as I grew up.

But there is a time when silence harms others.

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3-Steps to Blessing … How to Gaze Into the Word

“But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.” James 1:25 (ESV)

It takes time to look intently into a matter … to analyze it … to let it simmer in your thoughts … to question it … to look at it from a different perspective.

How are you doing? I admit it, I get caught up in the busyness of the daily responsibilities.

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Remembering 2020: What I Learned

“I will remember the deeds of the LORD; 
yes, I will remember your wonders of old. 
I will ponder all your work, 
and meditate on your mighty deeds.”
Psalm 77:11-12

2020 was a very different year. It was filled with violence, protests, riots, COVID-19, loss, and great disappointments.

It was also filled with heroes, new ways of communicating, neighborhoods coming together, renewed volunteerism, and new ways of working, teaching, and living.

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Are You Prevailing?

I truly believe that God orchestrated the timing of the release of Prevail for the challenges that we face today. Susie Larson has gifted the world with a year’s worth of devotions that encourage the reader to stand strong in the Lord.

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