What If They Don’t Change?

All of us have someone in our lives who makes us crazy. Whether that person is a menacing co-worker, judgmental parent, or rebellious teenager, it seems nothing helps when it comes to coping with the contrary personalities of people who don’t quite see life the way we do. If we are walking with the Lord […]

The Good Samaritan

My husband and I, recently travelled for three hours to attend the wedding of a dear friend.  The journey was as good as it could be, given that the weather had finally decided to become wintry! Our return journey unfortunately was marred by an accident.  Not a big accident, but not a good situation.  We […]

Backstage Pass

“Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16) Most of us have a favorite musician or celebrity we have dreamed of meeting one day, but few of us are lucky enough to secure a […]

Cry Out to God

There are days that I just feel like crying. My soul hungers for answers and I groan before God. These are the times where I don’t understand His ways – even if I still trust in His heart. May my cry come before you, Lord; give me understanding according to your word. Psalm 119:169 Sometimes […]

Pray for Their Hurts

“16 If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and God will give them life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that you should pray about that” […]

Can you hear me now?

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” – 1 John 5:14 I was in the middle of a staff meeting the other day at work and somehow the topic of cell phones came up. What was interesting is that everyone sitting […]

A Lifetime

“Pray without ceasing.”  I Thessolonians 5:17  It amazes me that the God of the universe wants me to talk to Him. He draws me near and allows me to rest in His goodness, compassion, and mercy. It is during these intimate encounters that I sense God’s presence in my life the most. I approach my […]

What Happens To Our Prayers

Would you like to see what happens to your prayers?  Would you like to know how successful your petitions of intercession are?  Do you ever wonder if what you ask of God is heard?  acted upon?  answered?  If you do not have confirmation, do you tend to relax the fervor in your heart?  relinquish the burden?  reduce […]

In Behalf Of The Saints

Today I read the passage below and thought about all the praying I do in a day for myself and my loved ones.  I often pray for people who ask, or those on our prayer list at church, or even strangers I pass and feel led to lift to the Lord.  Sometimes the Lord brings people […]