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May 21, 2021
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” John 20:19
You and I know that things look like they are falling apart. But they are falling into place at the feet of Jesus. He is getting ready to come back. But think of a person outside of that who has no idea what is going on. They just see the craziness. And it is scary. It would be as if I didn’t know Jesus – I would be terrified. And so we can just offer them peace . . . offer them shalom. . .
There are different ways God can give you creativity as you go through your day and offer shalom to people who are so afraid. And they need the Prince of Peace. They need Jesus in their lives.
So don’t lose your focus. I feel like the Lord keeps telling me to stay focused, to keep your faith rooted in the Word and look forward to your future because you are going home…
And so this is our prayer for you –
The Lord bless you
and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.
For more about God’s Word bringing you peace, download Anne’s devotional Bible Study – How to seek God’s Guidance
May 6, 2021
“. . . Read it, study it, love it, live it. In it you will find a verse for every occasion. Hide them in your heart.” – Ruth Bell Graham
March 18, 2021
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
Every year, I read through the Gospel accounts of what took place from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday as I seek to wrap my heart and mind around those days. Once again, I am inviting you to join me each day for a brief reading of Scripture that helps give us a meaningful grasp of what took place in the life of our Lord Jesus during Holy Week.
February 22, 2021
“‘Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart. I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord…” Jeremiah 29:12-14
Five centuries before Christ, a Persian official named Haman plotted to kill all the Jews living in Persia. When Queen Esther was asked by her Uncle Mordecai to intercede with King Xerxes on behalf of the Jews, she resisted in fear for her life. Mordecai famously replied, “Who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14) As a result Queen Esther did intercede, the Jews were saved when they were allowed to defend themselves, Haman was defeated, and Purim was established as an annual time of feasting and celebration.This year the Jewish holiday of Purim begins on Thursday, February 25, at sunset, and goes through sunset on February 26.
Once again, God seems to be stirring His people to turn to Him for deliverance from their enemies, both visible and invisible. Even though the event referenced in the following video took place February 21, I still want to share this with you. I am including also a link to the prayer that the Jews were praying that we can adapt as we pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
This is thrilling to me…
World Jewish Prayer video – click HERE
For written prayer – click HERE
February 4, 2021
…Those who honor Me I will honor…1 Samuel 2:30
When Clyde Christensen was a quarterback at UNC, my husband Danny tucked him into our family where he became like a son to Danny, a little brother to me, and a beloved babysitter and friend to my three children. Clyde and his wife Debbie are pictured below with my two daughters, Morrow and Rachel-Ruth, over forty years ago!
After UNC, Clyde went into coaching and has been on staff with many NFL teams. On every team he established and led a Bible study while maintaining a strong witness with a sterling reputation as an excellent coach who truly loves his players.
He has honored the Lord his God, and is now being honored by God with favor as he is currently the quarterback coach for the Tampa Bay Bucs and Tom Brady. Danny would be thrilled beyond words to know Clyde is heading once again to the Super Bowl.
Two months before Danny moved to Heaven, he enjoyed another special visit with Clyde at The Fellowship of Christian Athletes Coaches Camp.
The following article appeared in the Los Angeles Times this past week where Clyde mentions my father and my husband: https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2021-01-29/peyton-manning-clyde-christensen-stories
He and his sweet wife Debbie have my love and applause.