Zala

It was here in the thicket of trees shaded from the bright light which resembled a stage with a spotlight that he found me. The next thing I knew I was staring up at a ceiling. I realized that I was in a strange bed in a strange room. I tried to sit up but …

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Never Abandoned

The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.  Those who know Your name trust in You, for You, O Lord have never abandoned anyone who searches for You (Psalm 9:9, 10) Whenever I am in trouble the first One I run to is the Lord.  In Him I find …

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The Storms

God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble – Psalm 46:1 Some trials are like thunderstorms—ephemeral—they come suddenly and then are gone within a short time.  Other trials linger until we wonder if we will ever come out of them.  During those times, what do we do?  Do we let ourselves …

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Asya Speaks Out

The magnificent view of the snow-capped mountains and surrounding beautiful landscape which usually filled Asya with peace failed to do so this morning.   There was political uncertainty in Sweden as the anti-immigrant party made historic gains in Sunday's election.  There was talk of refugees and immigrants being sent back to their countries by those who …

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Praise

I will always praise the Lord.  With all my heart, I will praise the Lord - Psalm 34:1, 2 King David was always praising God.  Every opportunity he got, he praised Him for who He is and what He does in our lives.  Do we praise God?  Do we take the time to praise Him …

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Sing to the Lord

Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth; Break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises - Psalm 98:4 Praising God is something that should be as natural as breathing.  It's hard to do so, however, when facing trials, problems or challenges, but that is the time when we really need to do it.  I …

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Literacy Saved Her Paycheck

Literacy brings an incredible freedom to women in South Asia; helping them to take care of their families, not be cheated at the marketplace, and be able to read the Bible for themselves - Gospel for Asia As an avid reader, I can't imagine not being able to read.  It is one of my favorite …

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Compassion in time of Devastation

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble - Psalm 46:1 Imagine what it would be like to have your home and livelihood destroyed by a natural disaster. This is what happened to the people in the Indian states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh when their homes were destroyed by Cyclone …

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In Need of Prayers

In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, And His children will have a place of refuge - Proverbs 14:26. The earthquake in Nepal left more than rubble in its wake.  It left heartbreak, loss and uncertainty. When I look at Drastaa's weathered face, I see unimaginable pain and devastation.  I see someone …

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