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Surprise, Surprise

Surprise, Surprise

“Those who hope in me will not be disappointed” (Isaiah 49:23 NIV). When my oldest daughter, Abby, was diagnosed with preeclampsia at 33 weeks into her pregnancy with our first grandchild, I was surprised…and not in a good way. And, when her baby came via an emergency C-section after she’d been through 34 hours of labor—four weeks early—again, I was surprised…and not in a good way. And, when my adorable little grandson was whisked away to the NICU and I…

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Jiffy Pop Dreams

Jiffy Pop Dreams

  As I stood there, arms stretched toward heaven, worshipping God that Sunday morning, I heard from God in the most unique and intimate way. He showed me an image of Jiffy Pop popcorn in its silver self-contained stovetop popping pan. (You know the kind, right? The kind that as you shake the container over a burner, you’ll eventually hear that first “pop,” and then lots of “pops” follow until the bag bursts open with popcorn.) The vision continued and…

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Tent Vision

Tent Vision

One of my very favorite stories in the Bible is found in Genesis chapter 15—the story of Abram. Remember that one? God shows Abram a vision about his future. Let’s look at that passage together. “Some time later, the Lord spoke to Abram in a vision and said to him, “Do not be afraid, Abram, for I will protect you, and your reward will be great.”  But Abram replied, “O Sovereign Lord, what good are all your blessings when I don’t even have…

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