DianneBarkerDianne Barker here with encouragement.

“When Joshua was old and well advanced in years, the Lord said to him, ‘You are very old, and there are still very large areas of land to be taken over’” (Joshua 13:1 NIV). The Amplified Bible notes he was over 100 at this time.

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Dianne Barker here to extend a welcome. You’ve been tapped for membership in an elite group, The Waiting Club. I’m a long-time member myself, and I’d love to show you around. You’ll recognize familiar names.

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It’s Dianne Barker with reflections on growing pains.

Looking back, many of us recall stages of awkwardness as we left childhood for adolescence and then adulthood, each phase bringing growth and change. After a few stumbles, we got our footing and moved ahead, walking in confidence.

The process is much like our faith journey—stages and stumbles as we learn and grow. I’m thinking of 2 Peter 3:18. “Grow in grace (undeserved favor, spiritual strength) and recognition and knowledge and understanding of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (the Messiah)…” (The Amplified Bible). Read More →

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Dianne Barker here…just thinking about my biblical friend Abram.

The Lord had given him huge promises. “I will make you into a great nation…To your offspring I will give this land” (see Gen. 12:2, 7). He kept talking about the future (Gen. 13:14-17), but nothing seemed to be happening. Read More →

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DianneBarkerDianne Barker here with a few thoughts about praise.

“Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord…” (Psalm 150:6). Everything that has breath? That includes me. And there are no exclusion clauses.

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