Audacity of Prayerlessness

Let's consider life without prayer. What would cause a person to be prayerless? What happens that would move us to quit praying? What are some of the distractions that crowds prayer out of our lives? Let's get a little more personal. What have you quit praying about? Are you used to getting what you want? Or are you weary, tired and ready to give up because you haven't gotten what you wanted? God, the Father says "Come to Me!"  God, → Read more

Audacity of Prayerlessness2020-10-23T10:39:52-04:00

Laying Down My Burdens for 2016

For years I have been using Stormie Omartian's Power of a Praying Parent calendar to pray for my children.  I don’t remember to turn the page every day - sometimes not even every week - but the calendar sits on my family room table as a reminder to pray for my children. But that reminder almost becomes a burden to me in my flesh or “that one more thing I need to remember to do.”  The weight of shouldering a → Read more

Laying Down My Burdens for 20162020-10-23T10:58:33-04:00

Thanking God While Being In The Midst Of Trials

We had another amazing prayer meeting on Wednesday morning. Near the end of our time together, we stopped sharing requests and paused to reflect. Are we burdened and weary? Yes! We have issues...and pain...and sometimes it feels more than we can carry. Does the Lord allow surprises in our lives? Yes....sometimes by the dozens. We struggle with unanswered prayers, futures that are unknown and hopes that are unrealized. And yet, during the last ten minutes of our prayer time, we stopped to → Read more

Thanking God While Being In The Midst Of Trials2014-06-30T00:03:14-04:00

My Prayer Closet

Trying to tackle the subject of prayer is like trying to clean out my clothes closet. Yesterday, a fashion consultant came in and pulled everything out of my closet. She found clothes I received from my mom.  She’s been gone since 1999.  We pulled out suits from when I worked in New York, in 1988.  I had a lot of ‘outdated’, ‘no longer fit me’, ‘hanging there purely for sentimental reasons’ or ‘love it, but totally tattered’, jammed in there. → Read more

My Prayer Closet2020-10-23T10:23:08-04:00

Christmas Blessing

May we keep our hearts focused on Jesus, Our Lord and Savior, this Christmas week. May we together pray this blessing to our family, friends and to each other: Loving Father, Help us remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and worship of the wise men. Close the door of hate and open the door of love all over the world. Let kindness come with every gift → Read more

Christmas Blessing2020-10-23T10:26:08-04:00