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Be Strong and Courageous

Be Strong and Courageous

Do not be afraid. These were the words spoken by the angel to Mary (Luke 1:30). Fear, I wrote earlier this month, can immobilize us and stop us stepping out with God in his purpose to give us, and other people, a hope and a future. Fear can hold us back, but courage helps us live … Continue reading

Do not be afraid

Do not be afraid

I came back to an empty house after my early morning Prayer Zone Workout at the track. My twin boys had left for school. My husband had gone to work. I was making a fruit smoothie. I heard what sounded like footsteps from the bedroom upstairs. You’re mistaken, I thought to myself. There’s no one else home.  I looked … Continue reading

A Proverb

A Proverb

Yesterday was one of those days! I wish I hadn’t had the urge to see what the calendar would reveal. I have this daily tear-off calendar, you probably know about it if you’ve read some of my other blog posts, that displays a Bible verse each day. Some days I enjoy the verses printed on … Continue reading

What’s better than fine perfume?

What’s better than fine perfume?

A good name is better than fine perfume. Ecclesiastes 7:1 Today, I am wearing my favorite fine perfume—Chanel Mademoiselle. When I wear it, I usually get comments like, “You smell so good.” But the scripture above tells us that a good name is far better than a nice smelling perfume. My name, Rachel Britton, is a … Continue reading

Mercy words

Mercy words

Prayer Zone Journal: Mercy words This morning I meditate on God’s mercy. I try to get my head around what it means. I want understanding of this characteristic of God to move from my head to my heart. At the same time, my mind is distracted by a whole host of tasks I need to … Continue reading

#DreamShare

I share a dream for the women of the Democratic Republic of Congo. I heard this dream first-hand from a pastor visiting from Goma, Eastern Congo. He stood willowy and poised, in the library in the basement of our church. The 500 women who had attended our Winterlude 2013 women’s retreat had raised $10,000 for … Continue reading

Enjoy your life!

Enjoy your life!

There’s a pithy little acronym that is very popular in youth culture at the moment. My teenage daughter introduced it to our family some time ago. Now, with three teenagers in our household, the phrase is used frequently and light-heartedly. The term has even rubbed off on me, and I have to admit it pops … Continue reading

Beautiful clothes

Beautiful clothes

Our petit four for the summer is the song “Search Me, Know Me” by one of my favorite Christian songwriters and worship leaders, Kathryn Scott. The lyrics go like this: Create in me a heart that’s clean Conquer the power of secret shame Come wash away the guilty stain of all my sin Clothe me … Continue reading

Physical and spiritual stretching

Physical and spiritual stretching

A frustrating heel pain recently sent my husband for a visit with the podiatrist. He was diagnosed with a common complaint called plantar fasciitis. For this condition, the doctor suggested devoting a few minutes each morning to simple calf stretches. I found the advice interesting, because I do calf stretches every day at the beginning of … Continue reading