Have you ever wondered how to trust God, or what trusting God even looks like? I have. I struggle with trust – a lot. It’s hard for me to trust others. I believe this is because it’s so painfully challenging to trust myself at times. Yet the Lord continually whispers,...read more
“Fasting hoists the sails of the soul in hopes of experiencing the gracious wind of God’s Spirit.” Donald S. Whitney There are times when I need a little extra wind in the sails of my prayer life. It seems somehow that my prayers hit a ceiling. I don’t see results,...read more
Have you ever felt curious about fasting? I have. The first few times I gave it a try, I’ll admit I felt completely unsuccessful. I remember a time when I fasted and prayed through lunch. When I believed I’d prayed to a point of completion, I “negotiated” with God and...read more
The Lord’s disciples were many in Bible times. They followed Him as He faced ridicule and complaints. They listened to His teaching, watched Him heal family members and strangers. He fed 5,000 men and their families with five loaves and two fishes while they stood...read more
If you knew of an effective, spiritual sword that would flawlessly protect you from the schemes of the enemy, would you use it? Jesus did. He was hungry, hadn’t likely slept well for weeks, and was far from what might have felt comfortable. 40 days of fasting in the...read more
Imagine this: You’ve lost your ability to speak for 9 months and suddenly regained it. What would you say? Maybe you’d address a need: “Would someone please scratch my back in the place where it itches most?” Or a craving: “I’m dying for a hamburger with a huge side...read more
What can we learn from a spiritual leader who loses hope after fervent prayer? More than we can even imagine. When I began to plan for this short blog series, my aim was to highlight examples of prayer provided by Jesus while He walked the earth. We will get to that....read more
I am still in awe. The Lord is ushering us into new heights in our relationship and communion with Him. He is good. All the time, ladies. Last night’s in-person study was amazing. It was amazing because of our connection with one another. And most of all, it was...read more
Every one of us has an area of shame in our past. Now I'm not one for huge generalizations, but I do believe everyone has faced a season of sin or a gut-wrenching mistake. Perhaps our shame stems from something we said... or didn't say. Maybe it was a life-changing...read more
The Lord threw me a curveball this week and s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d me way out of my comfort zone. I say that to let you know that I, too, am choosing courage over comfort as we move through this study. Do you remember that was one of our introductory phrases? I fear that...read more
I won't say building a prayer strategy is easy, but it's certainly important. We're learning to pray fervently, with a specific prayer strategy, using Priscilla Shirer's book Fervent as a tool. This is all part of our in-person and online Bible study called Lord,...read more
What a blessing! We had a very small group for our in-person study this week for Lord, Teach Us to Pray. Several ladies were traveling and a couple had to miss for work and family reasons. I fully understand that life happens, and I know that God fills a room with...read more
That day, the horrors of Columbine still echoed in my mind, along with the sobering realization of my inability to protect my children. Overcome with my own insignificance, and with a real, present need for God, I knew in my heart of hearts that the only weapon I could forge against evil was prayer.read more
We have an enemy. The sooner we realize that the sooner we can move forward with on-target, effective prayer.
Our enemy is not our neighbor, not our mother-in-law, our boss, or even our spouse. In fact, our enemy is not a person at all. Scripture clearly identifies our enemy as Satan. The devil, the prince of this world, the accuser. He’s also called Beelzebul (derived from Baal-Zebub, lord of the fly). The enemy is described as a wolf, a roaring lion, and the great dragon (serpent of old)read more
Here’s the truth: Not everyone embraces the idea of prayer.
That realization amazed me.read more
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