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Inconvenience or Opportunity?

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 They were on skateboards…

little guys…two of them

one was maybe 8 and the other looked to be about 6 years old.

It looked like they were mostly talking…

but it was where they choose to have their conversation that annoyed me…

They were jawing right in the middle of the road.

I was in a hurry!

(Aren’t we all!)

Except those little boys…even after they saw me…they shifted into

s-l-o-oh-w  m-o-oh-t-i-o-n!Kids on skateboards reminded me, love is patient

Ahhh!  I growled.

They finished their conversation. Finally!

One boy turned one way and the other turned the other way, criss-crossing in front of my car. With one foot on a skate board and the other on the ground they sluggardly,

like turtles…

lumbered across the road.

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Is the fire of Pentecost burning in your heart?

Praying Through Acts in 28 Days

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February Prayer Focus

Praying through the Book of Acts in 28 Days

Is the fire of Pentecost burning in your heart?

1. For empowered witnessing. “We shall received power…and ye shall be witnesses” (Acts 1:8).

2. For a spirit of “one accord” to prevail among the churches. “When the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place” (Acts 2:1).

3. For the outpouring of the Holy Ghost. “I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh” (Acts 2:17).

4. For the fear of the Lord to rest on the church. “and fear came upon every soul” (Acts 2:43).

5. For boldness in Jesus’ name. “Such as I have give I thee: In the Name of Jesus…” (Acts 3:6).

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If You Open the Door

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If You Open the Door

Turkey Day? Really?
He was headed to his garden when her clucks stopped his wide stride. He had frightened a turkey hen with her chicks that were feeding on the hillside. Motionless, he watched the chicks scurry under their mama’s wings. They knew her cluck was a warning and they obeyed immediately. He stood completely still until she felt safe enough to move to the yummy seeds dangling on the grass stems still wet with dew. And just as quickly, the baby chicks wobbled off in a dozen directions to feed.

Wow! What a precious sight.

Her protectiveness…her love…her wisdom warmed his heart.
A mama foul protecting her brood is a common sighting in a rural setting. No doubt a scene that Jesus used in Luke 13:34. We see the same heart…protective, loving and wise… longing for the people to respond to His voice.
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Prayer Training

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Prayer Training

Keira always offers the same foot first when I offer to help her get her shoes on, as she goes out the door. I haven’t learned her habit so I always offer the wrong shoe. It’s a habit that her mom started very young, left foot first, then the right foot.  The routine makes getting shoes on tiny feet effortless.

There are habits that live in your house.

They can either leave your sink…filled with dirty dishes or sparkling, mirror-like clean dishes put away in the cabinet. Habits can help you or defeat you. They can take you outside into the rain to puff on a cigarette or enable you to pay off your house early.
Habits, those little things that you do repeatedly without thinking, are powerful.

So, develop great habits.

Use them. Free your brain to
be more creative…
problem solve…

And while you’re at it…develop a prayer habit.

It doesn’t sound very spiritual does it?
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Candy Cane Prayer

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I want to share a table scape with a Candy Cane Prayer Christmas message with you. A beautiful table with a beautiful message, a winning combination for sure.

I’ve been putting up Christmas decorations. Designing table scapes are my favorite thing to do in the whole world, well, except preaching and playing with my grandkids and kissing my husband…OK so it’s not my favorite thing…but it’s on my top one hundred list of great things to do.

I am a master at utilizing what I have on hand. And… I had this bolt of red striped fabric…I know…crazy huh!

I love, Love, LOVE the The Candy Maker’s Gift Story.  So I decided to incorporate the story into part of my table scape by making candy cane napkins. 

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I am Pat Holland. I am a wife, mom, a Nana, and a child of God. I am living out my passion to equip and encourage believers to live out their faith through the power and presence of Precious Holy Spirit.



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