#onewordponder

“Pay Attention, the Lord is Speaking” by Laura Bachtel

“Pay Attention, the Lord is Speaking”  by Laura Bachtel

 Pondering what it means to “pay attention,” I am suddenly more aware of the Holy Spirit speaking to me, particularly as it relates to my children. For their sake, I am learning to be silent, to wait, and most importantly to pray.  I must allow time for the Holy Spirit to speak, direct, nudge, or convict them--whatever the need may be at that specific moment.  The open doors that God gives me to respond are precious, like rare gems, such as a word of affirmation or a prayer offered up in the secret place of my closet, sometimes on my knees pleading for Him to intervene.  Only the Holy Spirit really knows how to intercede or to speak to their hearts in a way that is effective and life-changing. 

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Remembering when God sent flowers. by Kelly Harvie

Remembering when God sent flowers.  by Kelly Harvie

June 6th marks the 10-year anniversary of my husband’s accident. My husband was changed forever, our family was changed forever, our marriage was changed forever.   And each year as we near the anniversary date I feel the weight of remembering. Some years have been easier than others, but for some reason this 10-year mark has been heavy. Sometimes memories sneak up on you, and out of nowhere it slams into you taking your breath away…

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