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    Good Morning Family Of God

    Letter 34 October 8, 2020 by Majors Brenda & David Allen
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    Spiritual Life Development

    We need one another.  Created to be in relationship with others, we need community.  Community during these days, for many, is difficult.  Loneliness can set in, quite easily, between the walls of a place of residence.

    I woke thinking about Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.  They were the three friends of Daniel.  They...

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    Good Morning Family of God

    Letter 1 June 9, 2020 Majors Brenda and David Allen
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    Spiritual Life Development

    Gloves on or gloves off? Yesterday, as I sat in my car disinfecting my hands, following pumping gas, I noticed that another person at a pump had one blue glove on and texted ungloved with the other (hmm…), and another person had clear gloves worn on both hands. It’s amazing how life has made us so much more aware of our hands, what...

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    When Will We "Sing Together" Again?

    A PANDEMIC LAMENT May 25, 2020 Major Beverly Ivany
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    Spiritual Life Development

    Why, Lord? We’re still not getting it – the reason for it all.

    Why have You “allowed” this pandemic to happen – something that is causing such despair and anxiety and pain? Why have you allowed so much to be taken from us? We feel stripped bare. Completely vulnerable. Totally lost. Empty. Feelings we have never...

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    What's It All About?

    A Covid-19 Prayer May 14, 2020 Major Beverly Ivany
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    Spiritual Life Development

    I really don’t understand what’s going on, Lord.

    I’m sure You are trying to teach us something through this whole virus experience; trying to encourage us to connect more with others and to think more about what’s really important: health, well-being, family, friends, Creation, life itself.

    But to be blatantly honest,...

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    After Easter

    April 14, 2020 Major Beverly Ivany
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    Spiritual Life Development

    Easter has come, and gone…

    What now, Lord? What have I to anticipate—with all that’s going on around me? The confusion, the heartache, the overwhelming stress of the unknown…trying to cope, but not doing all that well with it …

    What about today, and tomorrow? What purpose do I have—when isolated from others...

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    Easter Sunday Prayer

    April 12, 2020 Major Beverly Ivany
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    Spiritual Life Development

    “ ‘He is risen! He is risen indeed!’ This is what we would all exclaim, in years gone by, as we would meet together on Easter Sunday morning; congregations having gathered together, all around the world. Well, we can still do this—even though isolated from others; to shout out the glorious news in our homes. Can You hear...

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    HOLY WEEK - Prayer for Saturday

    April 11, 2020 Major Beverly Ivany
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    Spiritual Life Development

    “It’s the in-between day, Lord. Yesterday we vicariously felt the horrors of all that happened to You: the scourging, mockery, cruelty beyond belief; the thorns, nails, the excruciating pain You endured as You hung on the Cross. Yet we still call the day ‘Good Friday’ because it all took place for the ultimate good of...

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    HOLY WEEK - Prayer for Good Friday

    April 10, 2020 Major Beverly Ivany
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    Spiritual Life Development

    “ ‘O Sacred head now wounded, with grief and pain weighed down… Mine, mine was the transgression, but thine the deadly pain…’

    Father, You sent Your only Son into the world to die, for us… so our sins, our transgressions, would be forgiven. Because of this, we can be totally cleansed, washed clean, redeemed.

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    HOLY WEEK - Prayer for Thursday

    April 9, 2020 Major Beverly Ivany
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    Spiritual Life Development

    “During the Passover meal, the Last Supper, we read that John was ‘reclining’ or ‘leaning into’ Jesus. His head was on Your breast, Lord. Listening to Your heartbeat…

    Father, we too want to listen to Your heartbeat. To become aware of what you desire for our lives; what You desire, right now, for the world in...

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    HOLY WEEK - Prayer for Wednesday

    April 8, 2020 Major Beverly Ivany
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    Spiritual Life Development

    “Father God, we love You so very much. Help us, especially in these days, to show our love for You by loving others in a way that will leave a lingering, beautiful fragrance.

    Thank You for the Cross, Jesus. Dying for us, for the world. And thank You for the anticipation of Easter bringing new life, new hope.

    We give ourselves afresh to You...