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  • God, my Refuge!

    May 28, 2021 By Dr. Peggy Banks
    Filed Under:
    TWR Women of Hope, Peggy's Update

    “Where does your security lie? Is God your refuge, your hiding place, your stronghold, your shepherd, your counselor, your friend, your redeemer, your savior, your guide? If He is, you don't need to search any further for security.” 
    ―  Elisabeth Elliot

    Elisabeth Elliot was a Christian author and speaker. Her first husband,...

  • Praying for Women Refugees

    April 30, 2021 By Dr. Peggy Banks
    Filed Under:
    TWR Women of Hope, Peggy's Update

    “Yes, my soul, find rest in God;

    my hope comes from him.

    Truly he is my rock and my salvation;

    he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.

    My salvation and my honor depend on God;

    he is my mighty rock, my refuge.”

    Psalm 62:5-7 (NIV)

     

    Dear friends,

    Data confirms that religious persecution is not gender-blind. That’s an...

  • Take Time to Breathe, Reflect, Believe

    March 26, 2021 By Dr. Peggy Banks
    Filed Under:
    TWR Women of Hope, Peggy's Update

    "And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you."
    1 Peter 5:10 (ESV)

    You can find the word “restore” 136 times throughout the books of the Bible. Here, Peter writes to Christians and encourages them to...

  • How are You?

    February 26, 2021 By Dr. Peggy Banks
    Filed Under:
    TWR Women of Hope, Peggy's Update

    "Those who trust in their riches will fall,
    but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf." Proverbs 11:28 (NIV)


    Dear friends,

    As we enter March and April of 2021, how is your life going? What are some things that you are doing differently from last year?

    For me, I’m determined in 2021 to learn how Jesus lived in a world that was not his...

  • The Light That Shines Through Brokenness

    January 29, 2021 By Dr. Peggy Banks
    Filed Under:
    TWR Women of Hope, Devotional, Peggy's Update

    The Lord is close to the brokenhearted

    and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

    Psalm 34:18

    There have been many times when God has been near to my broken heart. When I came to know Jesus, my heart was broken in my sin. Recently, there has been brokenness within relationships in my family.

    Yet I’m so grateful that God is near to the...

  • Biblical Restoration

    January 1, 2021 By Dr. Peggy Banks
    Filed Under:
    TWR Women of Hope, Peggy's Update

    “The Lord is my shepherd; I lack nothing.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures,
    he leads me beside quiet waters,
    he refreshes my soul.”
    Psalm 23:1-3 (NIV)

    Dear friends,

    What does biblical restoration look like?

    A dictionary definition of the word “restore” is to “return (someone or something) to a former...

  • Finding Hope in Pain and Persecution

    December 4, 2020 by Dr. Peggy Banks
    Filed Under:
    TWR Women of Hope, Peggy's Update

    “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” C.S. Lewis

    The first time I read this C.S. Lewis quote, it was frightening to think that the only way I would know God intimately was when I was in pain. I didn’t really understand it until I...

  • Praying for the Persecuted

    October 30, 2020 by Dr. Peggy Banks
    Filed Under:
    Prayer, TWR Women of Hope, Peggy's Update

    "On that day [when Stephen was stoned to death] a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria." Acts 8:1

    Dear friends,

    It’s hard to understand all the things that have occurred this year. The virus, lockdowns, protests, loss of employment, loss of...

  • His Light Shines Through!

    September 25, 2020 by Dr. Peggy Banks
    Filed Under:
    TWR Women of Hope, Peggy's Update
    The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the works of his hands. Psalm 19.1

    Every day I hear stories of hopelessness and abuse, and I find myself becoming more and more discouraged yet determined. I’m always praying for ways to bring hope to women who are facing the pain and brokenness of living with violence.

    Recently, as...
  • The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
    and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18
     
    Dear friends,
     
    Reading the statistics surrounding the violence against women and girls can be overwhelming. I am always astonished to hear the stories of the abuse that terrorizes these women and girls. With all the resources and help...