DianneBarkerDianne Barker here again with my friend Gideon. Remember, God chose him to save Israel from the Midianites and called him a mighty warrior…while he was doubtful and afraid (see October 17, 2016 blog post).

We’ll pick up the story as Gideon prepares to carry out the mission (Judges 6-8). Being a journalist, I’m claiming literary license to interview this courageous hero. Our conversation might have gone like this. Read More →

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DianneBarkerDianne Barker here…thinking about my biblical friend Gideon. Have you noticed this? The angel of the Lord called Gideon a mighty warrior…while he was doubtful and afraid.

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Dianne Barker here wondering…what’s keeping you from moving forward? Could you be paralyzed by fear? Read More →

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DianneBarkerDianne Barker here confessing that I sometimes struggle with discouragement. One day while talking with the Lord, I caught myself pouring out my heart about my miserable condition—plagued with a multitude of flaws. I stopped with a jolt. Read More →

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Dianne Barker here with encouragement for your journey. Discouragement is a persistent enemy. That’s why I love offering others a sip of nourishment as they travel Perseverance Road.

For most of us, hearing from God isn’t the problem. Our problem is continuing to believe God.

We clearly heard his voice and gladly followed him. And then…the straight path grew narrow and tangled. Exhaustion turned our feet to lead and doubt set up camp.

Lord, is this the road you chose? Did I miss a signpost?

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