The Wonder of Worship

The Wonder of Worship

I think it’s far too easy for us to go about our daily routines without a thought to what we’re worshiping.  And, inevitably, we are worshiping something. As a definition worship is: The feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity. (source) But don’t let the word “deity” confuse you. I think it’s […]

The Book of the Covenant

The Book of the Covenant

Then he took the book of the covenant and read it in the hearing of the people; and they said, “All that the LORD has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient!” (Exodus 24:7, NASB) God really wants us to recite and hear His Word. What struck me about this particular verse however is […]

The Cowboy Way

The Cowboy Way

The Cowboy Way     Have you ever watched a rodeo? It’s more than a sporting event, it’s a way of life. The cowboys (and girls) in the arena don’t merely compete for prizes and money. They lay it all on the line, lifting their hearts and souls to the Lord…for strength to get the […]

The Challenges of Being Still

The Challenges of Being Still

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalms 46:10 For the past few years I have heard friends talk about the One Word concept, but I never took serious thought into trying it out, partly because I have a stubborn streak when […]

Patent Leather Shoes

Patent Leather Shoes

“Why are you wearing your church shoes to school?”  Sara looked down at her brand new patent leather shoes.  Church shoes?  And that’s how God used a pair of shiny little shoes to get a seven-year-old girl interested in going to church.  The only problem was, Sara had never been to church. From the moment […]

The Fear Knot

The Fear Knot

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV) We live in volatile times. There are wars, rumors of wars, and natural disasters in abundance. Everywhere we turn, […]

Waiting on God to Answer Our Prayers

Waiting on God to Answer Our Prayers

You would think that after all of the times I’ve prayed and waited for God to answer, I would be an expert by now! I’m not, although I’m much better at it than I used to be. Usually when I think I’ve waited long enough, I’m ready for the next thing in life or I’ve […]

Ask And You Will Receive

Ask And You Will Receive

Do you ever find yourself thinking God has given you gifts that you’re not using? I know I have, especially over the last couple of years. I had this vision in my head of how and where God was calling me to share the ministry He has placed on my life. Only, it doesn’t really […]

Can I Get a Little Peace Over Here?

Can I Get a Little Peace Over Here?

Are you already hustling and bustling? You know, running to this activity and then back to another across town, especially if you have kids. It’s enough to make me scream, “Time out!” When my schedule is filled and I become overwhelmed, my spiritual health goes down hill. Satan knows that “busy-itis” is the fastest and […]

Prayer A Life Line

Prayer A Life Line

Prayer. Is it something that you pull out only when needed or do you use it all the time? This past two weeks my family including my extended family has been tested. A family member had an accident and the only way she made it through was with prayer. I believe that with every fiber […]

Today, Simply Pray

Today, Simply Pray

My heart is broken today, as it is many days the older I get. I see joy and beauty everywhere but also heartbreak and evil. It is work, concentrated effort some days to see the grace of God and the blessings he gives us constantly. It’s easy to get caught up in sorrow, especially when […]

On This National Day of Prayer

On This National Day of Prayer

I came across some interesting facts from the Pew Research Center recently about prayer. Prayer is something I’ve studied, wondered about, and fascinated over for many years. The study said that the majority of Americans (55%) prayed daily. Over 20 percent pray weekly or monthly. What’s more, a 2012 study found that “76% of Americans […]

Monuments

Monuments

The path we take through life isn’t always the easiest. It can be filled with hurt, disappointment, anger, rejection, pain…the list goes on. At the same time, life can be beautiful. The joy of a newborn baby, the sweet scent of summer flowers, the smile from someone you love. The good times are gifts. But […]

Pray!

Pray!

I recently went Facebook dark, because there was so much sad and depressing news coming across my timeline. I have since started back intermittently checking my account but severely censoring what I read and the amount of time I spend browsing Facebook. After limiting my Facebook time, I think I somehow started watching more of […]

This is the Way. Walk in it.

This is the Way. Walk in it.

Isaiah 30:21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.   Six years ago I noticed a lump in my left breast. It seemingly appeared out of nowhere, and grew to the […]

Make My Life a Prayer to You

Make My Life a Prayer to You

“Make my life a prayer to you,” runs through my head…a lot! In fact, now that I’ve written it, I’ll probably hum it for the rest of the day. Some of you might recognize the lyric from a Keith Green song. I love it as a challenge and an occasional chastisement for forgetting to keep […]

Can We Pray for You?

Can We Pray for You?

I always feel such comfort when someone says they have prayed for me. It’s a blessing to be a part of another person’s thoughts in this way.

Praying for the People That Bug You the Most

Praying for the People That Bug You the Most

In a Christian life, we’re surrounded by people we love, folks we barely know, and those that bug us. (And yes, we are those people in other people’s lives, too!) I used to obsess a little about the folks that bugged me. These were people who would be snarky with me for no reason (or […]