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Carob Tree Mentality

In the book 'The Circle Maker', Mark Batterson speaks of the life of a carob tree, stating that we must have a carob tree mentality when praying, praying long and praying hard.  I did a bit of research on the carob tree, as I was intrigued by this.  The carob tree takes years to start… Continue reading Carob Tree Mentality

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The Praying Mantis and a Parking Sign

Don't give up. Be persistent in prayer; pray without ceasing! "...praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints" (Eph. 6:28). Pray through and never give up. I feel God reminded me of this through His little creature, the praying mantis, who has been… Continue reading The Praying Mantis and a Parking Sign