I had the privilege of talking with a young man named Adam a couple days ago about his recent trip to Nepal to help with disaster relief. One part of his trip he said that will be forever engraved in his memory was the time he was able to spend ministering at a home for girls and women who had…… Continue reading A Good Kind of Anger
You know how you can read a scripture a thousand time … you know it… memorized it. It’s roots run deep in the soil of your memory. But then there comes a moment that you’re reading it for the 100th time it ignites something new in your spirit? A new truth. A new understanding. A new application. I love when that…… Continue reading The Power of Revelation
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” Galatians…… Continue reading Prayers for Fruit In Marriage
As I was sitting on my computer surfing Amazon for a gift to get for my kids for Christmas, this commercial comes on the TV. It is older one but still manages to break my heart every time I see it. It seems so unfair – children should not have to go to bed with tears…… Continue reading A Third World Mother’s Christmas Wish
Prayer is one of the most important and powerful things I can teach my children to do. And I’m not talking about the mealtime and bedtime prayers (which are important), but embracing it as a lifestyle; a cornerstone on which they build their relationship with the Lord. I know the Lord gives multiple opportunities daily to nurture this habit in…… Continue reading One Of The Most Important Things I Teach My Children
God’s timing never fails to amaze me. A couple days ago, I posted about how God can resurrect new hope from our hopelessness. The same day I posted this, I received some bad news. Last week, there was an article in one of the local newsletters in my community announcing that the police were asking for help…… Continue reading Please Join Me In Praying..
“Ok Lord, I’ve got this decision hovering over my head and I’m not sure what the best answer is. Please just tell me what to do! ” Have you ever prayed that prayer? I have…often! Actually, this is the prayer that my husband and I were praying together recently. A couple months ago, the Optometrist…… Continue reading God, Please Just Tell Me What To Do!
These are a few of the stories I’ve come across over the past weeks that have both horrified and encouraged me. The chains of persecution many of our brothers and sisters in Christ are enduring is heartbreaking and overwhelming. Yet, parallel with heartbreak is encouragement – encouragement to remember that this is not home; encouragement…… Continue reading Pray for Our Persecuted Brothers and Sisters In Christ
“As his wife, you have an authority in prayer for your husband that nobody else has.” This awesome exhortation was spoken to me by a dear friend and mentor. She also encouraged me to use scripture to guide my prayers for him – to pray scriptures. Praying scripture is powerful because I’m praying in complete…… Continue reading A Powerful Kind Of Prayer