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Overlooked Everyday Miracles

imageEvery day we walk past the miracles. They are everywhere, all around us, but we barely notice because we are inundated by hurries and worries. And each day, these miracles beg us to recognize them and praise their Creator.

“Look!” In their splendid array of shades and allure, flowers call for our attention.

“Observe us,” every animal, bird, and insect cries out, each with its own unique design and character.


“What about us?” the fantastic, mesmerizing undersea world beckons.

“Gaze at us,” the stars speak through their brilliance.

In their silent beauty, the majestic mountains, seascapes, and sky remind us they are worthy of our appreciation.

“We are each ingeniously and resourcefully placed on earth for His, and for your, pleasure,” they seem to say. Continue reading

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Revive Our Land, Oh God


The image is quite humorous, but there really should be so much of it that holds truth for those who are called by the name of Christ.

As Christ Followers, we should strive to leave a loving residue in the lives of those we come in contact with. We should be bold to speak of His love, mercy, and power as the begotten Son, the Son God sentenced in our place.

God has raised a body of believers in this country we call the United States of America, but in this day and age, at times it leaves some of us desperately hoping we once and for all shed our dormant state.

Jesus promises to heal broken hearts and set captives free. Yet there remain countless captives in this life. Luke 4:17-19

My prayer for the Christ Followers of America:

Please God free us of our captivities. Help us to come back to You.

The God who heals, the only God who offers true freedom.

We bear Your name, nevertheless we are terribly weak because we don’t study Your word, and because we believe the lie that we don’t need You.

We are held captive by negative thoughts, past traumas, poverty, drugs, alcohol, pornography, but worse yet, our biggest prisons are hatred, greed, un-forgiveness, self-centeredness, prejudices, lawlessness, and self-deception.

May we, Your people, never give up what You hold so dear, and that is Your presence in our lives. May we be bold enough to speak Your truth.

Refresh in our women the love for their family, and the modesty and respect for themselves You hold so dear.

Empower our men with the love for their families and respect for our women, their sisters; and raise up in them the innate desire for sound leadership You placed in them; rather than the complacent spirit that has settled over them.

Give our youth the appetite and longing to seek Your face, and lead their peers.

Keep our innocent from being offered on the altar of our own selfishness.

Revive America, Your land. Shed your grace on us from sea to shining sea once more.

Raise us up again, oh God. Raise us up for there is no power greater than You. Help us to be that bright light shining on the hill. Don’t let us hide our lights under a bushel any longer because when a covering is placed on a candle, its flame always suffocates.

Help us never to forget the hope that lies in us, and that hope is that through Christ we can be cleansed of all iniquity, find freedom and restoration, and spend an eternity with You!

Pour out Your spirit on us like never before. Revive us with a passion only You can muster.

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

Dear God, I long to be captivated only by Your salvation, grace, love, and the kind of peace only You can offer. An inner peace and freedom no one can ever steal or destroy.

Dust us off and breathe life to our dusty bones, bones that are dry of Your Spirit. Ezekiel 37:1-14

Please restore the hedge of protection you have kept on our country for decades. Shower Your blessing on us once more.

In Jesus’ name, may Your will be done. Amen.

Humble yourself, America. Call on the God of your land once more.

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By ~ Elizabeth Yalian 2013-2014 ©


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From the Father’s Perspective


What do you see when you look in the mirror?

A mess?

A weak person?

A sinful person?

A damaged person?

Do you see an insignificant person?

What do you see when you look in the mirror? Continue reading


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Peace Comes Through Faith

image Whoever fears the Lord has a secure fortress,
    and for their children it will be a refuge.

 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life,
    turning a person from the snares of death.

Whoever is patient has great understanding,
    but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.

A heart at peace gives life to the body,
 but envy rots the bones.

Proverbs 14:26-27  29-30

By ~ Elizabeth Yalian 2014 ©

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You Can’t Go Wrong Pleasing God

imageI was just yesterday talking to a friend. We were discussing a study she was doing and how she suddenly realized that we all wear masks. We try to please others by becoming who and what we think they want us to be. I agreed there is much truth in that. As a former people pleaser, I aimed to please those close to me, often at my expense. Continue reading


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God is There


Like each breath of air we take,

God is still there when we can’t see Him.

We cannot live or flourish without Him. Continue reading

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imageSometimes life stretches us in all directions. We long to climb into bed and say, “Wake me when it’s all over,” but we can’t because responsibilities must be met.

Take a break from your anxieties. Hopefully not, but chances are they’ll still be there when you get back. No one is going to steal them. Find one thing you can be optimistic about and keep your mind on that when worries threaten to drown you.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

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To My Brother Mario

imageTo my dear brother Mario,

I just wanted to let you know that though we didn’t grow up together or have a chance to build brother-sister memories…

and you never made me cry…

or pull my hair…

or fought with me…

or drove me crazy…

or watched me succeed…

or saw me fail and laughed…

or scolded me… Continue reading

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A Holy Land in America?

Someday I would like to visit Israel, the Holy Land of the Bible. Whether I will get to do that or not I don’t know but I was really amazed to find out that since 2007 there has been a Holy Land right in our very homeland, the United States of America. Of course, it is not the genuine Israel, but it comes in as the next best thing if one is unable to fly to the Middle East.
The good thing about this park is that there are no extensive airplane flights and airport nightmares or costs ( unless you have to fly to Florida), there are no time-zone adjustments (well, maybe a couple of hours depending on where in the U.S. you are coming from), and the atmosphere, weather and climate are much friendlier.
Where is this Holy Land? Continue reading


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Reap From His Strength

imageWe have a very mild winter so far in the northwest. It seems all our snow and frigid weather has moved east. We have hardly had any snow at all in the month of January and that is quite rare. Some of our days this month have been spring-like, with only a bearable chill.
The leader at the Bible study I went to today was talking about some trees she noticed that were beginning to bud.
“Oh, no!” she said. “Don’t do that.” She got to talking about how this was the time the roots needed to grow deeper into the soil.
I got to thinking about how winter is a time for trees, shrubs, and most plants to recuperate from the hard work of bearing and growing fruit in the summer and fall months. Continue reading


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