Guided Steps

I leaned against a huge red fir tree and prayed. “Guide my steps, Lord. Please God, guide me straight to him. Lord, I am not sure what to do or where to go, but right now I need you to help me please.” It was just this last Saturday that I stood in the forest praying that prayer. Let me give you a bit of the story of why I was asking God for his divine intervention and guidance. Crash! Crash! Crash! A bull elk came charging down the hill […]

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Barley or Gold

“Why do you ask for barley when gold is available?” I was recently discussing the promises of God with my dear friends from Ethiopia, Desalegn and his wife, Tigist, when she asked that question. It landed in the middle of the room like a brick falling from the ceiling. I sat for a moment in silence allowing the weight of her question to impact me. She went on to challenge us with the notion that Christians are blinded by their own needs and lose sight of how big the ONE […]

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A Cheerful Spirit

This blog post is from a longtime friend of mine, Heidi Yount. Heidi and I have worked on several writing projects together, including the novel The Lie Drinkers. Heidi and her family live in Idaho. Again, it is always so important to me that we cultivate and develop potential in people. Heidi is a great writer, and always makes me laugh. – Brandon   “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” – Proverbs 17:22 It had been a rough few days. My husband had to […]

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