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IMG_5353 {Wow!  It’s been awhile! Apologies for the long absence since I last wrote a blog post. I’m happy to report it’s been a hectic, but fulfilling spring! In any case, I’m back!:)

This week I have the privilege of teaching in our Proverbs 31 Online Bible Study.  Thanks to the encouragement of Chapter 8 in Limitless Life by Derwin L. Gray, I set out on a prayer walk this week.

No big agenda.

No special itinerary.

Just my running shoes and some e-mailed prayer requests from friends. Oh, and I invited the God of the Universe to join me. {That was a pretty key part of my morning!}

It had been far too long since I walked around my kids’ school and our downtown area and simply prayed. Continue Reading…

(c) Stephanie Raquel

Jesus prayed, “Father, forgive them; they don’t know what they’re doing.” (Luke 23:34, The Message)

Jesus said these words that fateful Friday, when He was dying on the cross for our sins.  A REAL death.  A horrific death.  One designed for the very worst kind of criminals.

For years, I simply thought Continue Reading…


Stephanie Raquel  —  October 31, 2013 — 6 Comments

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(c) 2011 Stephanie Raquel

(c) 2011 Stephanie Raquel

In our study this week of Renee Swope’s book, A Confident Heart, we’ve been examining reasons for #movingforward from the pain and doubts of our past, toward God’s plans and hopes for our future.

Sometimes, these are what I call “the biggies.”  Continue Reading…

Created by the fabulous Debbie Williams!

Created by the fabulous Debbie Williams. =)

Oh, how I’m thankful God can use misfits!!

That we don’t need to be perfect or always “have it together” to serve in ministry.  No, miraculously the God of the Universe can, and does, use the ordinary to extract the extraordinary!

And he doesn’t even use animals (save for a significant whale and a key donkey mentioned in the bible) to accomplish great things.  Amazingly enough, God uses people.  Sinful, fallen, humans, but nonetheless — PEOPLE! Continue Reading…