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Answers to Prayer

Is there any better way to begin a blog than talking about answers to prayer? I can't think of one. So, answers to prayer... [Read More]

This is our inaugural blog!  It needs a name.  Until we come up with a catchy one, we'll call it, "Our Blog Needs a Name."  I do so hope someone out there in cyberspace reads this and has some ideas for a name…ASAP.  Don't you?!  Waiting to hear your ideas!

Is there any better way to begin a blog than talking about answers to prayer?  I can't think of one.  So, answers to prayer…

We get answers to small heart prayers as the Trappist monk Thomas Merton writes in Contemplative Prayer. He describes prayer as a "watchful listening of the heart."  Oh, listen well, my heart!

But we also get answers to prayers that need banners to announce them…think of angels singing @ Jesus' birth…"Hark, the Herald Angels Sing!"

This is answered prayer with a banner and a "Drum Roll, Please!" as Carole Alexander (Executive Director of The Next STEPP, our 2017 grant winner) emailed:


The Medical Director for The Next STEPP Center

"With gratitude for the prayers and efforts of our many champions - volunteers, donors, board members and staff - we are excited to introduce Dr. Stephen J. Shields as Medical Director of Next STEPP!After over a year of seeking, God has answered our prayers for a volunteer Medical Director. Many thanks to Dr. Shields for agreeing to direct and supervise our provision of life-affirming medical options in our community. To God be the Glory!"

So this answered prayer is yours and mine to SHARE; it could be on a banner! It is the topic of our first blog, focusing on SHARING, a shortened version of 100 SHARES Tampa Bay.  Get it?

I challenge you today to SHARE this good news with the walker on the beach or your daughter or the postal carrier.  What other answered prayer, either to a small heart prayer or to one needing a banner, can you SHARE with us?  Will you do that?  SHARE that with us?  Is it about—

Your prodigal daughter's return?
Your friend who SHARED her heart…just @ the perfect time?
Your life of generosity and blessing?
What else?  

And don't forget…our blog needs a name.

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