Browsing All posts tagged under »poverty«

The Lord’s Plan to Prepare

October 9, 2012

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…An unseen power will aid me and you in the glorious cause of truth … Courage, for the Lord is on our side … These words have been going around and around in my mind last night and this morning as I’ve yearned in prayer toward the Lord. Not in fearful “oh please oh please” […]

Angry All The Time

April 2, 2012

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When I was a little girl, I was afraid of my Grandma. It wasn’t just that she had a shrill voice and worked like a steam engine, it was that she was potentially volatile. She would shriek at my grandpa, but he just ignored her. She gave me quite a spanking once for smacking my […]

We Are ALL Enlisted

March 26, 2012

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I sat in the pew, surrounded by women I barely knew and hardly understood, because that was where I was supposed to be. It was certainly not where I would have chosen to be. In a few minutes three eternally smiling, painfully sweet women would speak with pleading, wavery voices about the joy of being […]

Such As I Have

March 19, 2012

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I pull out from Wal-Mart, past the man with the cardboard sign, and once again I’m slapping my forehead that I’ve forgotten to print the cards. I’ve decided that in these situations I’m going to stop and talk to him, hear his story, share my encouragement, ask if I can take him to the Food […]

Ask and Ye Shall Receive

February 20, 2012

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I awakened this morning from a troubling dream, an occurrence that I find less troubling all the time. Troubling dreams are memorable, disruptive, and unsettling. It is good to be unsettled, stirred up, and focused anew on forgotten things. It creates innovation in our economy – forcing better products, increasing the efficiency of our lives, […]

I Need Help

December 19, 2011

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My son sat brooding at the computer, trapped between a call from the school letting me know that he would fail both English and History if he didn’t turn in his junior research paper and a mother who, for crying out loud, is a writer. Resentment emanated from him in sharp breaths exploding without warning, […]

You Get What You Pay For

July 27, 2011

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A friend today wrote a piece that served as a flash point for thoughts that have been coalescing in my mind for some time. I appreciated his insights, carefully offered as a professor in a respected business program of a major university. I have my own to add as well. With a long history of […]