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A Well of Pardon

October 21, 2019

I stand in front of Him with my head bowed low. My heart is bowed even lower from the shame. I can’t bear to look at Him. I don’t know this Man, but I’ve heard of Him. And I know without looking what I’d find in His eyes. I listen as my accusers tell Him what I’ve done. My face burns. These things shouldn’t be spoken of out…

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A Well of Purpose

October 14, 2019

I died once. In my house, while my mother sat next to my bed. At 12 years old, my life was abruptly cut short. I had been sick and my parents were losing hope that I’d pull through. They’d tried everything to make me better, and I just kept getting worse. But we had heard stories of a Man. A man who could walk on water, multiply lunches,…

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A Well of Peace

October 7, 2019

“My child had followed his daddy out to work in the fields that morning as I went about my usual chores for the day. As I was washing dishes, my heart was overflowing with peace. We couldn’t have children, but my husband and I had shown kindness to Elisha. God repayed that kindness in the form of a son. My miracle boy. Staring out the window, there in…

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A Well of Provision

September 30, 2019

As I sit out on my front porch watching over my grandchildren, one of them comes to me and climbs up in my lap. I can tell she’s sleepy. As she lays her head on my shoulder, she asks me, “Grandmama, will you tell me again about that pot of oil?” I smile, because this is their favorite story. And as I start to tell it, the others…

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A Well of Perseverance

September 23, 2019

(I realize that this unnamed lady is mentioned only in parable form. But her story has given me the courage to keep pressing on many, many times. Luke 18:5 “And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?” In my Bible, I have written above this verse – You are one of His own, Faith. Don’t…

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A Well of Promise

September 16, 2019

My mind wakes up before my body is ready to. It’s still dark outside and there’s a quiet despair hanging heavily in the air this morning. It’s as if even the house can sense what this day will bring. The stillness is a stark contrast to the rapid beating of my heart. As much as I dread getting up to face what I know is coming, I also…

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A Well of Protection

September 8, 2019

Today I breathed my first breath of fresh air in what seemed like forever. As my feet touched solid ground, I drank in the warmth of the sunshine. My first thought was of thankfulness. As I turn and look back at the ark that I called home for so long, my mind suddenly goes back to when my husband first told me what God wanted him to do.…