Ann Stewart (South Australia, Australia)
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Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)
As I was walking through my neighborhood, I noticed a neglected garden with lots of weeds and dry soil. Then I spotted a beautiful blue hyacinth. It reminded me of the saying “Bloom where you are planted.” At times in my life that saying has encouraged me — times when...
I can find joy in any circumstance by giving praise to God.
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I could not have found The Upper Room Moments of Prayer (on Facebook Live) sooner. For it is during these moments of centering spiritual practices, meditating on the words of scripture, praying with and for the world, that I find moments of transcendence, hear whispers of peace and hope, see glimpses of truth and justice, behold visions of love and beauty amid all the stark realities that are around me.”