the prayers of God’s people
byon November 12th, 2014 | one response
look to the Lord . . .
byon November 11th, 2014 | 3 responses
o bless our God . . .
byon November 6th, 2014 | no responses
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byon November 1st, 2014 | 4 responses
Although we’re 5 years apart, people often confuse me with my older sister. From the staff at my favorite coffee shop to my sister’s nursing students, we have many stories of people who try to ask me a medical question or who talk to her about writing. The mix-up seems humorous to us, because we... read more »
byon October 31st, 2014 | 8 responses
Every October, the office where I work becomes extremely quiet. The leaders are away attending annual meetings in another country. So those of us who are left behind say to each other with a wink, “When the cat’s away, the mice will play.” Jokes aside, when our bosses aren’t watching, do we... read more »
byon October 22nd, 2014 | 5 responses
I enjoy driving at night and seeing the warmth of a well-lit house permeating the velvet darkness around it. Regardless of what the neighborhood may look like in the daytime, the contrast of the light in the night makes even the least attractive places appear inviting. Flip the image, though, and a... read more »
byon October 7th, 2014 | 3 responses
In December 2011, USA Today ran an article that analyzed a group of Americans called the “spiritually apathetic.” Their attitude could be summed up as: “So what?” The article presented the following sad statistics: • 44 percent spent no time seeking “eternal wisdom.” • 19 percent... read more »
persevere in prayer
byon October 3rd, 2014 | 4 responses
My friends’ marriage is on the rocks. For months, as they received counseling, I thought they were going to make it. But now I’m full of doubt. Things have turned so sour in their relationship that last night as I prayed, I had little hope. I wondered, Why pray if there’s no chance (or so it... read more »
with all your heart . . .
byon September 30th, 2014 | no responses
byon September 14th, 2014 | one response
One evening my family and I were watching an episode of the TV show Brain Games. It had a segment in which they tested the ability of people to make choices. One group went to an ice cream parlor that featured 50-60 flavors of the delicious dessert. The other group went to a shop that had only three... read more »