Author Archives: Karen Barber

How I Traveled via Prayer to the Future

On my previous blog I wrote about time machines and going back into the past. This week I traveled the opposite direction and journeyed into the strange and mysterious frontier of the future. My vehicle was a long and involved … Continue reading

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A Time Machine that Really Works!

Recently I was flabbergasted to learn that there’s such a thing as a time machine that works! And believe me, at my age I need one. It all started a few weeks ago when my husband Gordon opened the wrong … Continue reading

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Miracle Answer to Prayer in Afghanistan

On Sunday in the church hallway I asked a friend about her grandson was is serving in Afghanistan. Her eyes got a little dewy as she said, “We almost lost him.” She hurriedly went on to say that he and … Continue reading

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Like Bamboo Growing in Coastal South Carolina

This past weekend Gordon went in with a chain saw to do battle with a thick stand of bamboo at our beach house on Hilton Head, S.C. Let me begin with a disclaimer that we weren’t the ones foolish enough … Continue reading

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Pleasing Babies and Pleasing God

I’ve only been grand-parenting for 7 weeks now but baby Kendall has already gotten me hooked on the compulsion to try and please the little one. My daughter-in-law Leah and 7 week old Kendall recently spent several nights with us … Continue reading

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How Do Husbands and Wives Stay Close?

This past Monday after I called my husband Gordon at work in Atlanta telling him that my flight had been delayed indefinitely at Midway Airport in Chicago, I got to wondering about modern marriages. Here we were miles apart and … Continue reading

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Prayer Power When Words Fail

Recently in the Super Walmart parking lot I discovered how powerfully we can communicate without saying a single word . It was an 85 degree afternoon and I had just purchased a week’s worth of groceries. I unloaded the bags … Continue reading

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Last Weekend the Walls Spoke to Me – Literally

The walls that spoke to me last weekend were in narrow stairway in the 1930’s cottage at the home of my son Chris in an urban Atlanta neighborhood. My job was to pull down the 1960’s wallpaper. It had a … Continue reading

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Are You at Your Best Looking for Lost Things?

Last night something little and important got lost – outside in the dark. We had finished up our first Prayer Igniters Board meeting at my house and I bid goodbye to one of our board members Paul. As I was … Continue reading

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God Puts People in My Path for a Reason

I recently met a young man named Adrian Garrett who has a college degree and has taught special education and is now teaching at a technology. He directs a gospel choir, teaches Sunday school and occasionally preaches. All of these … Continue reading

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