Prayerful Parenting – Day 1

Colossians 3:20 ‘Children, always obey your parents, for this pleases the Lord.’ I love this scripture’s placement in God’s word…and yes, I throw it to the kids when I see that rebellious spirit rise up in them. All joking aside though, it’s placement in the Bible is purposeful as it leads to  pleasing our Lord,Read more

A prayerful send off

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Summer is nearly over –  signs of its end have been popping up for weeks as school supply coupons have been crammed into mailboxes, store shelves overflowing with back to school items, registrations winding down or quickly opening, activity practices ramping up for athletic seasons to begin – but the biggest sign of them allRead more

5 ways to add Jesus to your day

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I’ve found it to be an evolution of sorts – this living life surrendered to Jesus. Sure, there are areas I’ve handed over without much hesitation, but I confess there are others that I’ve had quite the hold on requiring the Lord’s scrubbing away at finger by finger in an effort to release my ironRead more

Raising Chickens / Training Children

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As parents we are called to train our children, not asked to raise them. Psalms 127:3 tells us that, ‘Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.’ They are a God given gift presented to us with the instruction we find in Proverbs 22:6 telling us to ‘Train up aRead more

How to pray when stress has you bound

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Prayer by definition is talking to God. Based on that simple definition, it should be a pretty easy task to accomplish considering we utter anywhere from 10,000 – 20,000 words a day. How hard can it be to direct just a few of them to the God of creation? For a lot, it’s not –Read more

Is this what prayer has become?

I heard it described once that telling someone you will pray for them is a simple gesture of kindness, sort of an acknowledgement, as if to tell another they aren’t alone – a pat on the back of sorts. To that individual I hold no thoughts of judgement, only heartache and wonder – is thatRead more

A threefold cord

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 tells us, Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together they keep warm, butRead more

Prayer for today

Ever felt like you don’t know what to pray?  I heard a wise person once say that it is in the moments when we don’t know what to pray that we must understand that God has provided us with an entire book of words that can be prayed back to Him. His word provides lightRead more

What’s the connection?

2 Timothy 3:16, ‘All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:’ The Bible is the most incredible book to ever be written. It is God breathed. Although not purposed for entertainment, it is timeless and captivating once you become entrenched in itsRead more

Do what you can

‘When we do what we can do, God does what we can’t.’ In Acts 16:25-26, Paul and Silas did what they could do. They were in prison, locked up in chains. They did the only thing they could do, they prayed and sang praises. And when they did what they could do, God did what onlyRead more