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“Then he instructed the crowds to sit down on the grass. He took the five loaves and two fish, and looking up to heaven he gave thanks and broke the loaves. He gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds” (Matthew 14:19, New English Translation). Matthew 14:13-21 relates the familiar story of Jesus feeding the five thousand with five small loaves of bread and two little fish. We may even consider this a “kid’s story” because we learned it as a child in Sunday school. While it teaches a great lesson for children, it also…

“In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the LORD, weeping bitterly. And she made a vow, saying, LORD Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the LORD for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head.” 1 Samuel 1:10-11, NIV.   Desperation and Faith Like Hannah’s moving prayer, my life began with desperation and faith. My mother received news from the doctor that her body had a condition that would…

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Revelation 12:11, KJV. Have you ever read a scripture that evokes a question that you have been trying to avoid? The above verse encourages me to think about the state-of-mind I was in when God saved me. I was a broken, confused, and lost teenager. I oftentimes forget that I did not grow up in church, because my past is far removed from me. There are certain years of my life I have hidden…