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Do you leave for work in the morning without praying? Does your mind wander when you bow your head? Or maybe you don’t pray because God hears the prayers of the righteous and well, …that doesn’t match your lifestyle right now. Perhaps, you’ve prayed the same prayer so often, you wonder why bother? Your enemy loves it when you don’t pray. Because then you are defenseless, unprepared, and open to attack.  What… Read More

God has a plan for your life that is different from the plan for my life.  I have spent the majority of my life trying to determine what God’s will is for me and then mustering the courage to do it.  Fear will tell us there is a consequence for obedience, but the opposite is true too.  There are abundant blessings waiting to be revealed. First step- Knowing God Before we can… Read More

My breathless husband murmured, “I’m not going to the emergency room.” Should we refuse to listen to the doctor’s advice? Sometimes we are like this with God, “I’m not going to…” Fill in your own blank.  It may be an unwillingness to give financially, pray out loud, or invite people into your home. We may refuse to listen to God because we fear losing comfort. But if we refuse to listen to… Read More

Hushing my anxious thoughts, I wait for quiet calmness. A hidden treasure protected by high steep walls. Listening to the silence breathe A tiny voice whispers within my soul. In the stillness of the early morning light, He sings to me. Simmering beneath the ashes, He waits. A precious spark reveals a rich legacy Fanning the tiny flame, encouraging it to grow The warmth of God’s love desires to be shown. What… Read More

Go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15) rings loudly in my conscious.  But really Lord, even the grumpy Wal-Mart clerk? Does the Lord feel pain when I don’t pay attention to His teaching? Does he remember the crucifixion, when I doubt whether the person will listen? I mean seriously, they didn’t even say hello when I greeted them.  Does he mind when I tell people… Read More

Not so long ago my mother-in-love began reporting that people were stealing her money, partying in her kitchen at night, and birds were trying to steal her purse.  Yes, she was suffering from dementia and it was a difficult road for us to witness.  But there was one thing that remained intact in her memory.  You see when she was a young girl she had memorized scripture so well, that it remained… Read More

I am hurriedly walking along a dirt road near the Mount of Olives.  Dust is covering my toes and small pebbles burrow under my heel.  As I stoop to remove the irritation from my sandal, I hear loud voices moving in this direction. Quickly, I move off the road uncertain what this commotion might mean. I see people spreading their cloaks on the road.  What in the world?  A large crowd of… Read More

When I was in second grade I received my very first diary complete with a lock and key so all my secrets would be safely tucked inside where no one could see. Since my best friend has recently moved to Hawaii, I confided all my boy crushes and penned all my trouble-making antics at school.  Yes, I confessed all on those tear stained pages. Perhaps you had a sister or a cousin… Read More

Heavenly Father, you are my blessed King. I love you and am content to sit still in your presence.   You are the great healer of the world. You alone nourish me both physically and spiritually when I draw near.   Your power breaks any chain of sin that desires to enslave me. Through your power, I live free.   Although I chose the sin that strangles me, you still choose to… Read More

What is it about prayer that makes a person fearful to bow their head in a public restaurant and speak out loud? Is it because prayer is banned in public schools? What is it about holding your spouse’s hand and praying for your children that seems a bit uncomfortable? But yet we know that we desperately need to pray for our health, for our heart to be healed, and for our attitude… Read More