Into His Presence with Love by Mary Haskett Thoughts of my church’s past Easter services keep popping into my mind, hymns and songs of praise and worship. On Good Friday our pastor reminded us that it truly was a good Friday. He pointed out God’s goodness in sending His son to die for us, and… Continue reading INTO HIS PRESENCE WITH LOVE
Into His Presence by Mary Haskett Three months ago friends came to my home for afternoon tea. Apart from the occasional encounters when out shopping, we had not spent time together for many years. We’d been a singing group in our younger days with weekly practices. One of our group has cancer. An always positive… Continue reading INTO HIS PRESENCE
Flowers of Blessing by Mary Haskett On impulse I decided to send some flowers to a dear friend today, a friend who has blessed me countless times with her love and support, a friend who has listened to my concerns and struggles through the years and blessed me with her genuine love and attentiveness. In… Continue reading FLOWERS OF BLESSING
Are We Bound to Jesus? by Mary Haskett Recently my special friend and I discussed the turmoil in the lives of young people today, including members of our own families. She had read Liberty Savard’s book Shattering Your Strongholds and she loaned her copy to me. I’ve lost count the number of books I’ve read… Continue reading ARE WE BOUND TO JESUS?
Why Should We Forgive? by Mary Haskett Why should we forgive? It hardly seems fair in our minds that we should forgive when we have done nothing against the person who has offended us. Supposing they’ve caused untold suffering, and even damaged our reputation, or they have hurt someone near and dear to us, should… Continue reading WHY SHOULD WE FORGIVE?
Where Should We Place Our Faith? by Mary Haskett Where should we place our faith? There is an obvious answer to this question for any Christian. Recently diagnosed with a very rare blood disorder and told I would have to take a heavy duty drug to keep it under control, I went into fear mode… Continue reading WHERE SHOULD WE PLACE OUR FAITH?
Who is Our Problem Solver? by Mary Haskett (Please check out Mary’s book called Because We Prayed) If you’re anything like me when a huge problem arises I tend to look at it, rather than the “Problem Solver” even though I have been a prayer warrior for years, and I do not say that smugly.… Continue reading WHO IS OUR PROBLEM SOLVER?
Passionate Pleas By Mary Haskett Recently the pastors in our church have been encouraging the congregation to study Jesus’ ministry in some detail. We receive handouts in our Sunday bulletins dictating which Scriptures to read for each day of the week. Not only that, we must tease out the jewels we find in the read… Continue reading PASSIONATE PLEAS
A Word of Encouragement by Mary Haskett Have you ever been spiritually dry? That’s how I describe it when I can’t get enthused about praying and can’t seem to concentrate. What a blessing to read His word and learn how we can overcome negative thoughts or sad incidences that have engulfed us. Think about Scriptures… Continue reading A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT
The Shepherd’s Prompt by Mary Haskett Phone now! That was the inner prompting I received as I scurried around my children’s bedrooms, tidying their beds and gathering up clothes for the wash. I was a very new and eager Christian. The summer season lay ahead and a close friend had told me about the Christian… Continue reading THE SHEPHERD’S PROMPT