My Formula for Getting What I Wanted from God

By Barbara Rainey | January 18, 2017 | 14 Comments

One morning, right in the middle of my Bible Study Fellowship class I had a frightening thought: a possibility I’d never considered. As a firstborn rule follower mom, I was living my life with a reasonable, logical assumption about the Christian life. Every day my list was Do my best. Follow the rules—especially the Bible’s […]

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God in the Middle of a Chain-Link Fence

By Janel Breitenstein | July 15, 2014 | 1 Comment
God in the middle of a chain-link fence

Clouds were scudding across the sky, fingers of light splayed between them in a cool, breezy dawn. And there I was, crouching under a swag of chain, then edging my camera lens through a chain-link fence. Remember my prayer walks in the morning? This time my Canon was tagging along for some quality time, fitted […]

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Prayer Walk

By Janel Breitenstein | June 17, 2014 | 2 Comments
Prayer Walk

It’s dawn, and Africa is rising, stretching, and crowing around me. Smoke from breakfast fires winds in gray ribbons I can see from my back porch, just before the silver sliver of Lake Victoria. But I’m going out the front this morning. I turn my keys in the gate’s lock, clanking it shut behind me. […]

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