A message of hope for moms, for those who still wait to be moms, and for the many dear women who nurture and lead... Today's a special day to honor and celebrate moms everywhere. Yet sometimes this day reminds us of other thoughts too, hard struggles, grief, longing, and loss. It carries more than just joy-filled thoughts. If you find yourself somewhere there today, still wrestling … [Read more...] about A Prayer of Blessing and Hope for Mother’s Day: 7 Verses for Moms
Such incredible, miraculous, life-changing words. “He is not here; he has risen, just as he said…” Matthew 28:6 His power could not be contained in a grave. His love could not be conquered by death. His truth could never be buried and forgotten. Jesus Christ rose again, He is Victorious! And He makes all things new. The very purpose of this Easter weekend reminds us, that no matter … [Read more...] about A Prayer for Easter: He Is Risen!
“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5 The ashes that marked the foreheads of millions of believers on Ash Wednesday just weeks ago, held a reminder for us. We are but dust. Yet His story reminds us of so much more - we are redeemed. We are set … [Read more...] about A Prayer for Good Friday: It Is Finished
Palm Sunday is significant because it marks the beginning of Holy Week, that very important day when Jesus began His journey toward the cross. Yet often, maybe in the midst of busy lives, or in the flurry of activity around the upcoming Easter holiday, the significance of this special day might get missed. God’s Word reminds us how there's such great meaning in every part of Christ’s story, … [Read more...] about A Prayer for Palm Sunday
Often in times of greatest need, we may find ourselves giving way to the stress and strain by battling one another, and forgetting who the real enemy is. Harsh words spoken, friendships broken; we choose sides and draw lines. Feelings get hurt. Betrayal runs deep. It gets harder to forgive and keep moving forward. And sometimes we get stuck, right there in the muddy mess of it all. Yet it’s in … [Read more...] about A Prayer for Unity in Our Nation: 10 Verses for Standing Strong Together
Today, on January 20, 2017, President-elect Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, and Mike Pence as the 48th Vice President. For many in our nation, this season of change brings much hope. For many others, it brings fear and uncertainty. Wherever you may be on that spectrum, we can be reminded of this from God’s word: He calls us to pray for our … [Read more...] about Prayer for Our Leaders and Nation: 12 Verses of Hope