Embracing Life — Day 35

Embracing Life -- Day 35

Chandra White-Cummings

Day 35: Unity for Life

What would be sufficient motivation to compel you to intentionally cultivate a relationship with someone of a different ethnicity, different denomination, different church, different marital status, socioeconomic status, etc.? Would you do it to feed the poor in your city? Would you do it to give an abandoned child a loving home? Would the prospect of having a marriage others only dream of be enough? What about bringing revival to a country? Carmen Pate suggests saving children in the womb should motivate us all.
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Embracing Life — Day 34

Embracing Life -- Day 34

Chandra White-Cummings

Day 34: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

I had lunch on Saturday afternoon with a very good friend of mine and her husband. My friend Angela is founder of Sisters for Life in Kentucky, and she was in Dayton leading a workshop on transforming communities through intercessory prayer. At lunch, we were talking shop and the conversation turned to how we pray, and what we pray for, when we go to abortion clinics. Somehow we ended up talking about praying for the abortionists. We both chuckled and agreed that praying for the physicians who perform abortions is somewhat of a litmus test of our purity of motivation and strength of dedication to seeing abortion end. But is that the only reason we pray for them? Today’s 40 Days devotional calls us to reflect on this.
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Embracing Life — Day 33

Embracing Life -- Day 33

Chandra White-Cummings

Day 33: The Abundance of the Heart

I’ve always loved words. Maybe more specifically, I love the power of words to communicate. In the past, it’s been said that sometimes I might be a little too concerned with the proper use of words. I can’t help it. I appreciate precision and clarity in communication. Why just say dishonest when you really mean disingenuous? You get my point.
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Embracing Life — Day 32

Embracing Life -- Day 32

Chandra White-Cummings

Day 32: Red Hot Passion

Don’t worry, you’re in the right place. This is still the Embracing Life blog, not some other blog on how to stir up your marriage, or something like that. Although I guess the two could be related…Any way, I’m going to refer you to the 40 Days entry for today if you’d like to read that reflection, but there’s something else on my mind.
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Embracing Life — Day 31

Embracing Life -- Day 31

Chandra White-Cummings

Day 31: Meeting the Hurting

Would you ever intentionally pray to meet someone who was hurting? When preparing for a speaking or teaching engagement, I’ve prayed for women to be healed and restored. But I’m not sure I’ve ever prayed specifically to run across someone who was considering an abortion. Maybe I don’t think I need to pray that way since I’m probably more likely than most people to cross paths with women like that. But now I’m really thinking about it, thanks to Carmen’s challenge today.
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