Praying Friends: When Good Things Get Hard

“Brothers and sisters, pray for us.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:25 When good things get hard, it’s comforting to know you have friends who will come along side you and pray. They become the lifter of your hands and the strength of your stance. They bare hope in hopeless situations, and care for you when you […]

Praying for Peace (and other things) for Your Home and Family

“If God be our God, He will give us peace in trouble. When there is a storm without, He will make peace within. The world can create trouble in peace, but God can create peace in trouble.” – Thomas Watson Sometimes the walls of our home bang and clang and rumble with not-so-peaceful sounds. There’s […]

When Depression Hits: How to Pray Above Your Sorrow

“Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, for in You do I trust; cause me to know the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul to You.” – Psalm 143:8 NKJV I stand in the doorway trying hard to produce a smile as I wave goodbye. It’s what […]

When You’re Rushed…Don’t!

“Saul waited seven days but Samuel did not come.” 1 Samuel 13:8 It seems like decision-making has befallen my household. Not the little decisions that make up day-to-day stuff, but the big ones. Things to do with say… jobs, and homes, and moving, and money, and uhhhh…the list seems too big! It seems to be […]

Who’s Holding You Up?

“Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side.” – Exodus 17:12 ESV It’s been a weary week. The kind where you’re spread thin with too little sleep and too much fear and worry. Our daughter went to the emergency room twice this week. All is […]

Our Father who is in…Squirrel!

“For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.” Romans 8:26 NLT I was having a great morning. Maybe you know these–the warmth of the coffee cup was a friend to my cold hands. My hair, ratty […]

Prayer Life Essentials

“Prayer is not an exercise, it is the life of the saint.”  Oswald Chambers I sometimes struggle with prayer. As a Christian writer, it is hard to author a post admitting I struggle with a basic function in our faith. But honestly, I struggle with it sometimes. At times, I struggle how to pray, what to […]

When Your Prayer Life Needs a Reality Check

“He departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.” – Mark 1:35 ESV Do you put off praying because the location, timing, and even your focus seems off? Do you compare or try to measure up to how other people spend time in prayer? I sure have. I think a lot […]