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Land of Broken Dreams Prayer

Carol Penner Your mercies are new every day, God.When I could hardly catch my breath,fear clenching my stomach,and every horizon dark,you were there for me.Whether I stood on the precipiceof grief, and pain, and loneliness and despair:you heard me calling.My prayers not echoingin empty chambers,not ricocheting into nothingness;you listened to every word.You come, not alwaysContinue reading “Land of Broken Dreams Prayer”

A Texas Angel

All I really wanted for Christmas was to do something to support our troops. I prayed on this goal daily until I thought I had received an answer, about how to help the troops. I started searching and found a great list of troops requesting things and current addresses from the website: http://www.anysoldier.com My ChristmasContinue reading “A Texas Angel”

Birth of a Song

Back in 1932, I was 32 years old and a fairly new husband. My wife, Nettie and I were living in a little apartment on Chicago’s Southside. One hot August afternoon I had to go to St. Louis, where I was to be the featured soloist at a large revival meeting. I didn’t want toContinue reading “Birth of a Song”

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