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So far Lisa Harris has created 9 blog entries.

Encountering God

2017-02-16T00:44:09+00:00 October 28th, 2016|Categories: Devotionals, Hearing God, Time with God|Tags: , , , , , |

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.  - Ephesians 1:17 In 1 Kings 19, we read that Elijah believed he was the only man left who was following God.  As a prophet [...]

When things go wrong

2017-02-16T00:44:35+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Categories: Faith, Perseverance, Suffering, Trials, Trusting God|Tags: , , , , , , |

Sometimes God seems far away Have you noticed that even when we’ve made the decision to put our trust fully in God, there are still times when things go wrong and God seems far away? Remember the last time the storm rolled in and hit you head on. Maybe it was a frightening doctor’s report, a lost [...]

Finding rest

2017-02-16T00:44:49+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Categories: Devotionals, Perseverance, Rest, Suffering|Tags: , , , , |

I was out in the village yesterday, sitting on a mat on the floor of the church structure, when the young man who was teaching started reading from the book of Matthew. Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn [...]


2017-09-22T00:55:35+00:00 July 4th, 2016|Categories: Faith, God's Provision, Perseverance, Suffering|Tags: , , |

You’ve probably read the story of Hannah in the Bible (see 1 Samuel chapter 1). Hannah was a woman who struggled with perseverance not only physically, but emotionally as well. The Bible tells us God had closed her womb. Her husband Elkanah had another wife, Peninnah, who in turn had several children. This meant that [...]

#bring back our girls

2017-09-22T00:58:16+00:00 April 15th, 2016|Categories: General, Human Trafficking, Suffering|Tags: , , , , |

[Note from Beauty for Ashes: We first published this blog post by Lisa Harris on 9 May 2014. However, in the light of the latest news coming from Nigeria about some of the girls, it seemed timely to re-publish it, and it is our prayer that these girls will soon be found and returned to [...]

In the midst of heartache

2016-07-23T19:32:21+00:00 September 3rd, 2014|Categories: Faith, Hard Times, Suffering, Trials|Tags: , , , , |

On Monday, January 9, 1956, five women huddled together at Shell Mera, Ecuador, waiting to hear news from their husbands. These five men, each with a passion for sharing Christ’s love, had spent months making contact with the Auca tribe, one of the most hostile and murderous Indian tribes in all of South America, in [...]

The Lord will provide

2016-07-23T17:06:40+00:00 July 27th, 2014|Categories: Faith, God's Provision|Tags: , , , |

The patience of Abraham I’ve never been a particularly patient person. Maybe it’s because I always seem to be waiting on something. Recently, I was reading in Genesis about the story of Abraham and Sarah. There must have been great rejoicing for Abraham and Sarah at the birth of Isaac, a child who had been [...]

A matter of trust

2016-07-21T13:57:05+00:00 May 26th, 2014|Categories: Devotionals, Faith, Trials, Trusting God, Walking in Faith|Tags: , , , , , |

If you read through the book of Exodus, it didn’t take long to realize that the Israelites complained. Continuously. Back in Egypt they had pots of meat and all the food they could eat. (Of course, they seemed to forget that they were also slaves being worked to death.) Now they didn't have meat, enough [...]

The feather and the ant

2016-07-18T18:18:54+00:00 April 11th, 2014|Categories: Christian Service, Ministry, Serving|Tags: , , , |

I sat in the village on a worn woven mat beneath two looming trees that offered shade from the hot summer sun. Women sat beside me, feeding their babies and holding squirming toddlers while we worshiped and prayed together. As my husband began teaching, I noticed a mass of tiny red ants next to the [...]


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