Do you ever wish you could reach out and grab hold of God?
Are you questioning the empty, frenzied paced, and fast food lifestyle taking over our country?
Almost anytime I hear the news these days, there’s a story of senseless death, violence, or crime. I rarely watch it anymore. It saddens me to see these stories and where society seems to want to head.
Most people have prayed at sometime in their life, whether their Christian or not. When a horrific or scary situation arises, our lips utter a plea to our Creator. It’s may even be just one word. Jesus.
While at Bible study last week, we were reading through The Power of a Praying® Woman by Stormie Omartian, one line stood out for me. We were reading through the list of 5 weapons to fight the enemy and the 5th one grabbed me. Praying and fasting.
I’ve seen the Lord work miracles in my life and in those around me. I’ve felt His power, His healing, His forgiveness, and grace. I’ve prayed on my knees, I’ve prayed in bed, I’ve prayed while going about my day, I’ve prayed out loud, I’ve prayed silently, but I’ve never fasted. Continue reading
With the increase of social media and online use, I hear many folks worrying about Jesus getting lost in all the noise. I understand this concern. In fact, I wrote an article on why we often miss hearing His voice amidst the clutter of our busy lives.
Two weeks ago, I went through a major clean up of my writing desk. I filed, created new folders, tossed an embarrassing amount of paperwork, two boxes worth to be exact, and came across bar of Cadbury royal dark chocolate. Treasure hunts are always high on my list, how about yours?
I also discovered the paperwork from Children’s hospital when my daughter had been diagnosed with her blood clotting disorder four months ago. I put it in the folder marked with her name, where it would be easily accessed if and when needed.
Turns out, that moment came much sooner than I’d have thought.
Friday evening, the kids went outside and I started to get dinner ready. I heard a cry. This didn’t cause much concern, they usually squabble and my daughter often comes crying when her big brother won’t let her do something. I went to the door and quickly realized this wasn’t one of those times.
Blood covered my daughter’s hand and streamed down her hand. I snatched paper towels, trying to wipe the Continue reading
There is something about spring that enlivens my heart. Fresh air, the scent of warm earth and green plants, birds chirping, and the beauty of flowers blossoming. As a gardener, I think my favorite season is spring, when I first get to glimpse the potential of this year’s harvest.
What a few months before was a barren twig, stark and brown, now buds with new life. There’s no doubt in my mind why God put Adam and Eve in a garden. Nature is God’s way of telling us the story of His love. Tweet this
Looking back, I can see how my ectopic pregnancy changed me for the better. It was a blessing in disguise, though it was one of the hardest thing I’ve ever faced. When I started writing for Jesus, I believed it would be fiction novels. I still hold onto this belief, but He’s first had me become a newspaper columnist, non-fiction writer in the release of my book, Pioneering Today-Faith and Home the Old Fashioned Way, and a blogger. Continue reading
Have you asked God for something with the caveat that His will be done?
My husband and I frequently talk about which home improvements we’ll make next. This past month, we took out one load of logs from our property. We wanted to make room for a shop/garage (right now we have neither), remove some danger trees, and put in a circular driveway.