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What’s Waiting Around the Corner?

What’s Waiting Around the Corner?

by T. L. Wiens

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I pulled up to our local convenience store and was about to head inside to grab a snack when I noticed something crouching by the door. It was a baby badger and he wasn’t happy. I decided to wait in my car until he figured out that he wasn’t where he needed to be. I was very glad I did so because mama badger came along.

From my position, I could see mom and baby, neither looking very happy being out in the open on the hard pavement. The young girl making her way down the street towards the store had no clue she was about to come face to face with a wild animal. I was about to warn her when the badger pair decided to find more shade. They slipped around the corner of the building.

How many times in life have there been snares and dangers around the corners of my life and the prayers of fellow believers kept me from ever knowing the pain I’ve been spared?

I’m thankful I have prayer warriors I don’t
even know, that are putting my needs before God.

Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you ( 1 Thessalonians 5:14-18, AKJV).

 

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for your love. Help us remember You see around the corners of life. Show us the path You’ve set for us. Prepare us for those things that lay in wait to snare us. Keep us strong in faith and word.

In Jesus name, amen.

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Tammy Wiens

Tammy lives in Saskatchewan with her husband. They have four children. She enjoys gardening, walks along the beach and being on the farm. She has a passion for her faith, studying the Bible and prayer.

She has published two books; Where a Little Rain Comes Down and Making the Bitter Sweet. A short story, “May’s First Christmas” appeared in Christmas Chaos, a collection of stories about Christmas experiences that don’t make the fronts of Christmas cards. “Careful What You Whisper” is another short story about Tammy’s experiences after breaking her back. It can be found in A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider. Visit T. L. Wiens for more information about Tammy’s books and workshops.

 

What does Undergirded by Prayer Mean?

What Does Undergirded by Prayer Mean?

by Janis Cox

Rebuilding the Walls - Nehemiah

Last week I attended a Christian Writers Conference, held in Guelph, Ontario. The conference is called Write! Canada and sponsored by The Word Guild. For the past nine years I have faithfully attended this conference. It is really the highlight of my year.

Where can I find faithful Christians in one place for 3 days,
who also write?

Write! Canada is a place where we can all set aside agendas, we can encourage one another, we can be filled with worship, we can pray together, and we can learn more about the craft of writing.

My heart is full but my head is also full. For the next few weeks I will be in prayer asking God what did I hear and what does He want me to do with that learning.

The most powerful part of our conference is the undergirding of the Prayer Team. We knew that those who stayed at home were in prayer for us every day. Thank you to those who held us up to the Lord.

I heard a paraphrase of Nehemiah 4:16 that said:

“Those protecting the workers are as important
as the workers themselves”.

Thank you Prayer Team for protecting us during the conference.

We also held early morning prayer times (and two afternoon prayer times, too), where we lifted up concerns of attendees. They were able to put their concerns on paper and place in a prayer bag. We also prayed for what we were hearing from God too. It was a powerful start to the day!

Janis Cox

Janis Cox - Author and Illustrator

Janis, a former school teacher and small business owner, found a new passion in writing in her retirement. She has published two devotionals and a number of articles for magazines and a Bible study. She is owner of Under the Cover of Prayer and moderates the site. She is also a contributor to a group blog called Family and Faith Matters. Janis is the author/illustrator of the Award Winning book, Tadeo Turtle. Word Alive has published Tadeo Turtle. See more information at Janis’s Website.

BRAVE – Five Minute Fridays

Brave

A good practice for making me write – Five Minute Fridays. Linking onto The Gypsy Mama with the word  BRAVE.

Here are the rules:

Around here we write for five minutes flat on Fridays.

We write because we love words and the relief it is to just write them without worrying if they’re just right or not. So we take five minutes on Friday and write like we used to run when we were kids.

On Fridays we write like we believe we can fly. Won’t you join us? (<—Tweet this!)

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Please visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments.

So here I go:

BRAVE

My sister and I grew up always hearing the words, “be a brave little soldier”. My Dad, a captain in World War II, knew that in order to be strong, one must be brave. Bravery means to me to keep my head up, be a clear thinker, not let the “world” get to me, and always stick with the truth (even if it hurts).

I know that God helps us be brave. In the face of disaster and even little disturbances He is there. He can produce a calmness and fortitude I didn’t know I had.

My daughter recently birthed a 10 pound 7 ounce baby naturally. Her focus was amazing – she concentrated on her body and listened to it. That’s bravery. We had prayer warriors in the wings praying. Thanks to all those wonderful people.

I always remember the story of David and Goliath – David faced his fears; worked through them; bravely went forth and conquered a giant.

With God’s help we can face our fears and be brave.

Time’s up.

Your turn. See the instructions above if you want to join in writing for 5 minutes.