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  • An Unanswered Prayer Isn’t the Last Word

    “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God”— Philippians 4:6 (NIV). As I’ve grown spiritually, I find myself praying more often. Throughout my day, when someone or something comes to mind, I lift them in prayer. However, before I leave the house, I […]

  • A Call to Arms for Christian Women: Fight for Your Family

    There are times for quiet prayer. Heartfelt whispers do reach heaven. But there are also times to pull your spiritual sword out of its sheath and brandish it with everything inside you. To fight the good fight of faith… Are you praying for a loved one? Someone you know is dangerously careening towards the edge […]

  • My Prayer That Will Save You Ninety-Five Dollars: Prayers That Change Things

    It was at the height of the pandemic with all its uncertainties. Driving home from an evening church service, I pulled up “The Blessing” song by Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes on YouTube. As I drove, I poured out my heart in prayer for my children and their families, utterly absorbed in the moment, the anointing, the […]

  • When You Need Rest, Seek Jesus

    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light”— Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV). Deafening […]

  • Prayer is Our Most Powerful Weapon

    “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer”— Romans 12:12 (ESV). How often do we find ourselves helpless in a situation, then throw up our hands and give up? Some might say, “All we can do now is pray.” I’ve found myself saying that at times. Quickly, however, I’m reminded by a […]

  • Are You Hiding Something?

    “He has paid a full ransom for his people.” Psalm 111:9 NLT You don’t have to look far in our society to find someone who has suffered at the hands of wickedness. Prejudice, discrimination, verbal and physical abuse or molestation can lead to feelings of shame—even when you’re not at fault. If it’s happened to […]

  • Yes, All Kinds of Prayer is Acceptable to God

    There is an opportunity to develop or strengthen a spiritual discipline that becomes a part of your life. One such practice is prayer, so it would be helpful to explore what Scripture reveals about this sacred exercise that promotes spiritual growth. In his epistles, Paul puts tremendous value on prayer. He must have thought it […]

  • The importance of making spiritual choices in your life

    We all face limitless little choices every day: what time to get up; how to exercise, if at all; what to eat at each meal; how to dress; what to watch, read, attend; do I answer that call, text, email; and the list goes on.  Then there are the bigger choices we face in life: […]

  • Lessons Learned From a Simple Gingerbread House

    “God, teach me lessons for living so I can stay the course. Give me insight so I can do what you tell me— my whole life one long, obedient response. Guide me down the road of your commandments; I love traveling this freeway! Give me an appetite for your words of wisdom, and not for […]

  • Two Secrets About God’s Provision

    I was always a good student. But as a teenager I did not have much interest in or the money to go to college. My parents encouraged me to go, so in obedience to them, I started the process. I applied for scholarships to a few schools, but things were not looking good. Then my […]