Can I Get Through the Valley When It’s Dark? [Episode 50]

Do you want to experience Psalm 23 in a whole new way? Keep reading to find out how you can join Proverbs 31 Ministries for an online Bible study based on my Psalm 23: The Shepherd Is With Me Bible study.

A few years ago, I went downstairs to our guest room to spruce it up for our out-of-town company who’d be arriving later that day.

Now, if you’re new to the 4:13 Podcast, this is a good time to tell you that I’m blind. I lost the majority of my sight as a teenager because of a degenerative disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa.

Can I Know God’s Blessing Is for Me? [Episode 39 With Tina Boesch]

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The older I get, the more often the words of my sweet, Southern grandmother echo through my thought closet.

“Mama” taught me a lot through her words and her life. I giggle now at one of her stern admonishments to me when I was just a little girl. With her small voice and Southern drawl, she would often say, “Honey, don’t ever watch so-poppers.”

Can I Stop Trying to Fix It? [Episode 38]

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As a college student, I volunteered at a youth camp for several summers. Most of the time, I led worship and hung out with the girls. But one night, when the altar was full of teenagers, the youth minister asked if I would help counsel.

Within 10 seconds of my “yes,” a middle-school aged boy did a beeline to me. I asked him why he came to the front, and he told me it was because he wanted to ask Jesus into his heart.

God’s Power Showed Up – FGF Highlights, Buffalo, NY

Have you ever been to Niagara Falls? Oh, there is no place where I feel the sheer, unstoppable power of God like I do standing by the Horseshoe Falls. It roars with such intensity. In fact, the peak flow of water there was recorded at 6,004 cubic meters per second. Girl, we can’t even think that fast!

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Thank you to Ashley Thompson for the beautiful photos. To see the entire Facebook photo album, click here. For those of you who joined the photo booth fun, you can view your photos here.

Yet, I will tell you this … the power of God at the Buffalo Fresh Grounded Faith event was also absolutely amazing!

Can I Lay Down Shame and Pick Up Grace Instead? [Episode 34]

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When I was in the third grade, we had a dog named Cannoli. She was a white, completely fluffy poodle … that is, until one day when she got a haircut.

My mom decided that Cannoli needed to look a little more legit. So, she took her to a groomer. Well, of course, any groomer was going to cut her hair like a poodle—you know, with the puffy little bottom and the puffy tail with the little ball on the end.