He is THAT Close

At that time, Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to little children.”  Matthew 11:25 (NIV)   Years ago, I had a very unique friend. She loved to pray. It didn’t matter where she was or who was listening. One day we were out …

Take Heart. Be Encouraged. Keep Praying.

Mandy was new to church and new to the Christian faith. Just a few months ago, she had come to know the Lord through a Bible study in my home, but as we talked on the phone one night, she was clearly troubled. “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart!I have overcome the world.” John 16:33b (NIV) …