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Bettie Gilbert

Bettie Gilbert

Board Member and Prayer Coordinator

You can find Bettie blogging from her home in a small town in southeast Wisconsin - at bettiegraseasons.com, walking forward with Jesus, in the middle of her own pain and weaknesses from multiple chronic illnesses. The beauty of nature is a joy that calls to Bettie, as do her family and nine young grandchildren. She and her husband have been married for over 40 years and take great joy in their weekend coffee breaks together. 

Heart Longings at Christmas • Prayer Prompts

CHRISTMAS HEART LONGINGS   **CHRISTMAS** Little children light up with a glow of excitement when the word is mentioned. The word itself has become a season all its own. But why is it that the word “Christmas” stirs in our hearts a longing for gathering together and rejoicing? Sometimes we...

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Heart Longings at Christmas • Prayer Prompts

Unexpected Gifts as the Holidays Approach

 UNEXPECTED GIFTS? AS THE HOLIDAYS APPROACH   As the holidays approached, I wondered how I would meet them. Yet another specialty medication wasn’t panning out in the way we had hoped, and I found myself in a full-blown Rheumatoid Arthritis flare, longing for any kind of relief from the...

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Unexpected Gifts as Holidays Approach

Seek to Cultivate a Joyous Sense of Thankfulness • Prayer Prompts

As I looked longingly at “all the things,” I realized that my sense of being in the doldrums and missing out was in danger of becoming chronic grumpiness. Couldn’t I find joy in any of the places where I was currently dwelling? I lifted my prayers to the Lord and cried out for Him to bring a...

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Seek to cultivate a buoyant, joyous sense of the crowded kindnesses of God

Praying for Peace • Prayer Prompts

Etched in Pain When the curtain of night falls around me, sometimes I can identify with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. As the pain begins to ramp up in my various places of inflammation, I can almost feel the expression on my face begin to change. Any peace I may have felt earlier in the day has...

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Praying for Peace

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