Author Archives: Barbara Ann Derksen

Watching the expressions on the faces of her readers as well as answering questions about her characters is what drives author and speaker, Barbara Ann Derksen to write yet another book and another. Her favorite genre is murder mystery but each book brings forth characters who rely on God as they solve the puzzle in their life. Her readers also have a tremendous amount of input when they wonder what happened to this character or that one, even if they are secondary to the story. Barbara’s devotionals are sought after each year when she publishes a new one that reflects what God has placed on her heart. From Straight Pipes, her first, to Chaps, the latest, Barbara’s devotions take people to the place where God can touch their heart and leave a lasting impression. Born in Canada, Barbara lived in the US for 12 years. There her writing surfaced and her readership expanded but now the Canadian public has discovered the gift that God has given yet another Canadian. She is a member of The Word Guild and Christian Motorcyclists Association where each summer her books are used to entertain and encourage.. Barbara has spoken across the US for women’s groups on topics such as The Writing Experience, working in the ministry of Christian Motorcyclists Association, Love, Parenting, Time Management, and a host of others. With 12 books to her credit, each one surpasses the last, according to her readers.

Jesus Teaches on Prayer

Building a relationship with anyone takes two-way conversation. Most of us meet a friend face to face, although a lot of friendship interaction these days is done texting, at a distance. But it’s still a back and forth exchange of ideas. When Jesus walked the earth, He had this kind of relationship with His disciples. […]

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Catalyst For Change

Now I speak to every mountain of fear, every mountain of discouragement, every mountain of stress, every mountain of depression, every mountain of lack and insufficiency, and I say, “Be removed and cast into the sea in Jesus name. On a recent trip to Thompson, Manitoba, my husband and I traveled for none hours north […]

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Orchestrated Interruptions

The phone rings. I place the task I am currently involved in on hold and answer, but my mind is focused on the task, not the caller. Has that ever happened to you? I ask the Lord to open a door, or bring someone into my life who needs prayer or a special word from […]

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Face to Face Enjoyment

How do you define prayer? In Ecclesiastical terms, prayer is a personal communication or petition addressed to a deity in the form of supplication, adoration, praise, contrition, or thanksgiving. Further, according to the online dictionary, it is defined as any other form of spiritual communion with a deity. It is also defined as our solution […]

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Walk a Mile in His shoes

I say that you are a good God and I eagerly anticipate your goodness today. Have you ever thought about the type of person whose example taught you the most? Maybe you were working your first job or studying at University. You watched the people around you because you wanted to learn the right way […]

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Material Deficiency

And I speak to this day and I call you blessed. And I declare that I serve a mighty God who today will do exceedingly and abundantly beyond all that I can ask or think. Deborah and Jeremy woke up with the same problems they’d gone to bed with. Their mortgage payment was due in […]

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Peace, Glorious Peace

I speak to the raging waters in my life; peace, be still As I’ve traveled around the world, via the internet, I’ve discovered that most people value peace in their life. It takes many forms, depending on the person, but peace is essential to people for a happy co-existence. Peace at home, at work, in […]

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Faithful Refuge

Any adversity, attack, accidents, and tragedies that were headed my way are diverted right now, in Jesus name. The television, every year, shows pictures of storms as they lambaste a coastline or tornadoes that wipe out entire towns. People do what they can to protect their belongings and themselves, but eventually they seek refuge in […]

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Protect and Provide

My angels are carrying out the word of God on my behalf. Picture this. You’re riding down the highway, and a contingent of God’s heavenly angels glide along the asphalt with you, acting as a buffer between you and the oncoming traffic. They provide a hedge of protection to make sure that each part of […]

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Reciprocated Commitment

I have a covenant with God, and by the blood of Jesus I release my divine protection and divine provision. The Online Free Dictionary describes commitment as the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose; the act of binding oneself intellectually or emotionally to a course of action. A person who’s committed is serious-minded, […]

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