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I love the way God is at work and even uses a tiny sheep to accomplish his purposes.

For those of you who have read Scouting the Divine or been through the six-week Bible study, then you're familiar with Lynne, the shepherdess, who I spent time with her and flock unpacking Scriptural truths.

Lynne and I continue to keep in touch, and I recently received the following note from her regarding a small sheep named Piaget. This precious creature was near death and Lynne nursed her back to life as a loving shepherdess.

While other shepherds would have given up on Piaget, Lynne never did--even waking in the middle of the night to crawl in the pen to be with Piaget.

Their story offers a rich portrait of God's tender love for us.

Here is an update from Lynne on how God is still using Piaget for his purposes:

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Facing The Impossible? That's God's Specialty

A prayer for wonder means living expectant for the ways God wants to reveal Himself... even in the tiniest details of life. Our attention might be drawn to patterns and particulars in Scripture we’ve never seen before. Our spirits may waken to prayer in fresh and unexpected ways.

God may choose to reveal Himself in our unexpected conversations as we go through our daily life.

But I believe that as we pray for wonder, we’re once again going to have our faith ignited in the truth that our God specializes in impossible situations.

What’s your impossible situation right now? Continue Reading...

Stormie Omartian is a bestselling author who personally connects with readers by sharing experiences and lessons that beautifully illustrate how God changes lives when we learn to trust in Him, seek His will, and follow His lead no matter what the circumstances.

The strength and transparency of Stormie Omartian’s message has driven her books to the top of bestselling lists and earned many prestigious awards. More than twenty-eight million copies of The Power of a Praying series.

Her latest books include Choose Love, Prayer Warrior, Lead Me, Holy Spirit, and The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children.

This fall, I've invited a few friends to share what God is teaching them. I hope their words are an encouragement to you as you continue to awaken to the joy and delight that comes with being a child of God.

How to See Yourself the Way God Sees You 

By Stormie Omartian

Seeing yourself the way God sees you is like looking into a giant magnifying mirror of your entire being.

But He sees you from the perspective of all He made you to be. Continue Reading...

Win a Copy of Fight Back With Joy Four Months Early

It’s been over a year since I received the news of the diagnosis. The last 427 days recorded are among the darkest, most heartbreaking, and painful I’ve ever experienced. Someone recently asked, “What it’s like?Continue Reading...

The Secret Gift to Growing Older

I recently had my Bible rebound.

I’ve had it for well-over a decade and it’s literally traveled tens of thousands of miles with me—physically and spiritually.

It’s pages provided comfort during the long dark winters in Alaska, hope during times of transition when we returned to Colorado, and wisdom for various steps along the way. In the end, I had the wrinkled pages of my Bible pressed, additional blank pages added to the back, five new ribbons, and a genuine leather cover that smells, well, like fresh cow skin.

Yum.

But in all honesty, what I was really paying for were the things money couldn’t buy: the years of notes, the prayer lists, the underlined and circled passages, the dates where particular scriptures were the most impactful. Continue Reading...