God has been speaking to my heart about spending time with Him in my current stage of life. Usually when the Holy Spirit is whispering to me about something, then I share it with you because I've found that if I'm dealing with an issue, often other folks are dealing with it too. I really do believe God loves it when we spend individual, undivided time in prayer with Him. Time that is specifically … [Read more...] about 6 Places to Pray in Everyday Life
Praying at bedtime is a wonderful way to build a prayer routine that lasts for a lifetime. The quiet and still moments just before drifting off to sleep are a wonderful time of day for a child to remember the love of the heavenly Father and their earthly parents. But teaching children to pray beyond nighttime requires a little more intention. How can we teach our children that praying isn’t only … [Read more...] about Teaching Kids to Pray Beyond Bedtime
Election day ushers in a new era for the nation of America. No matter your chosen candidate or stance on a particular issue, this day hosts a tension all its own. The winds of change blow in, swaying opinions and stirring ideas. Many times those winds feel like hurricanes and tornados, allowing the storm to take captive our thoughts and transform them into worries and fears. Whether local, state … [Read more...] about A Prayer for Election Day
Yesterday I had the privilege of leading a prayer journaling session at the Church Next Door in Galloway, OH. The theme of this event was Oasis: A Place for Women to Be Refreshed. The three hour event consisted of a prayer walk, breakout sessions, fresh veggies, fruit, cheese, and fruit-infused waters, worship and a closing session by Pastor Jennifer Jackson. I loved every moment of the time we … [Read more...] about Free Printable Prayer Journal
Someone close to me experiences terrible nightmares on occasion. The dreams include dreadful accidents of all kinds and when details are relayed about these times, I shudder. I've received emails from readers who have written about things that have happened to them and my mind can't even wrap around all it has taken for them to survive. Today I wanted to offer a prayer of protection. Simple words … [Read more...] about A Prayer of Protection
It's day 3 of the Praise Him Anyway Bible reading challenge and I am loving this month's challenge! I know, I say that every month, but it's true! Today's reading of Psalm 30 set the tone for my day and of course, I had episodes. Did you have episodes? Episodes when I was challenged to praise because of temporary circumstances. One of those was an unexpected bill of $500. I know- that's nothing to … [Read more...] about A Prayer of Praise for Joy
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. I Thessalonians 5:16-18 If you've read this verse and thought, "How do I really do that?" then you're not alone. Should you never leave your prayer closet? Should you walk around with your eyes closed? We know that this type of prayer life is not humanly … [Read more...] about How Do I Pray without Ceasing?
So many things in this life get broken down, torn down, destroyed, and demolished. And while we can simplify and go without certain material goods, the bottom line is that every person in this world has basic needs. Food, water, shelter, clothing. And those are just the physical needs. Then we have mental, emotional, and spiritual needs also. We can be broken in any area of life. This week I'm … [Read more...] about A Prayer for Rebuilding