When It’s Time to Return to Your Rest

Return to your rest, my soul, for the LORD has been good to you. – Psalm 116:7 NIV There comes a time when you must tell your soul to return to its rest. Maybe your life these last weeks, months, or year has looked plenty like David’s life from the Old Testament. Maybe you’ve been on the run and forced […]

A Gift and A Prayer

“The Lord will stay with you as long as you stay with him! Whenever you look for him, you will find him.” 2 Chronicles 15:2 TLB On this Independence Day, may we be reminded of words that should be a staple of all of our prayer times– God… May I never take it for granted…For […]

The One Thing I Forgot

I thank my God always for you – 1 Thessalonians 1:2 NIV You know, I wish I only forgot one thing. But the truth is, I’ve got too many commitments, distractions, and interruptions in my life that forgetting is simply my reality.   But that’s no excuse. I don’t like to forget things, and once […]


 “There, they nailed him to the cross.”  John 19:18 NLT   Small reminders grab us hard sometimes—don’t they?   It was farther up ahead.  Not discernable, but definitely didn’t blend in with its’ surroundings.  As we got closer, the object came clearer—as if being focused by a lens.  The stroll along the water would produce […]

Morning Praises

“And each morning and evening they stood before the LORD to sing songs of thanks and praise to him.”  1Chronicles 23:30 NLT   A morning prayer…Would you like to join me?   Good morning Jesus!  As I awake and open the coverings of my windows, I sing your name above all names. Thank you for […]


“Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that confess his name.”  Hebrews 13:15   Praise You in the morning Praise You in the evening Praise you when I’m young and when I’m old,   Praise You when I’m laughing Praise You when I’m grieving Praise You […]

Sleepless Nights

My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises. – Psalm 119:148 (NIV) Darkness covers the house. All is quiet except for the whirring hum of the ceiling fan, and the faint barking of a distant dog.   It’s 3am, and I’m awake.   For more than […]

Lists and Prayers

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”  Ph 4:8   Shut up, already!!   Can you just be silent for a nanosecond?   How do I listen for God’s answers to my quiet prayers […]