From the Mail Bag

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Each month we receive many encouraging notes, prayer requests, and shared blessings from our readers. We have decided to start publishing some of these so that others may be blessed as we have. Please feel free to write us with what is on your heart.

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Dear Nancy,

Just want to thank you for your blog posts; they are so encouraging to me. The most recent post about religion versus gospel is so true. Jesus didn’t die to give us a religion but a relationship with Him. So many are concerned about “head” knowledge (knowing about Him) but fail to understand that “heart” knowledge (knowing him personally) is the key.

I am wondering if you could pray for my husband who will have a cardiac catheterization on February 3rd. He had an abnormal finding on his annual cardiology visit and is now requiring this procedure to determine whether there is an actual abnormality or if it was just an aberrant reading.

Please pray that all goes well during the procedure and that no abnormalities are found. Thanks so much for your ministry and willingness to lift my husband Peter up in prayer!

God’s Blessings and Shalom,


Hi Steve,

As I celebrate my 78th birthday today, I am indeed aware of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day). My hobby is working on the genealogical information of my family. I have been able to trace my maternal grandfather’s ancestry as far back as the 1600’s. I have found that our family includes Ashkenazi Jewish ancestors! This came as a huge surprise to me. I discovered this portion of the family is mostly from what is today the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, and Germany.

Many ancestors were killed in the pogroms of the 1880’s in Eastern Europe. Many others were murdered in the Holocaust. I’m grateful that you mentioned Yom HaShoah in your article. Some of my ancestors left relatives who are in Israel. Other ancestors came to North America and some to South America. My father’s family were from Moldovia.

I join you in offering prayers that the lessons of the Holocaust and pogroms should never be forgotten. Please know that I also pray for you, Nancy, and your entire family. I’m aware that Micha (your oldest son) is very ill and pray for him too.



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