Freedom is powerful. It's a gift. A treasure. The most significant, important gifts in life are always worth fighting for. And often, they come with a great price. They are not free. Somewhere along the way, someone paid dearly for the liberties we enjoy so freely today. But often, we forget. It’s easy to take them for granted. We enjoy freedom, but most of us alive today, have always had … [Read more...] about Prayer for the Men and Women in Uniform: For All Who Protect Our Nation
Wrote these words at the beginning of this past year. So much has happened in our world since then. And maybe a lot has happened in your life too. Now, maybe more than ever before, we need to hear God’s healing whispers for a broken world. His reminder to my heart early one morning, that amidst the dark, He still is hope. He was then, He is now, and He will be forever... “Got up early … [Read more...] about The Light of the World Still Shines in Dark Times: Why We Don’t Have to Be Afraid of the Storms
It crashed to the floor, breaking into an explosion of pieces. Beyond repair. My favorite mug, now being swept into the trash. “Should have been more careful,” I mumbled to myself. In the midst of the hurried cleaning frenzy, I’d lost my grip. So telling of real life. “Just glue it back Mom,” my kids said. But it would never be the same. The damage was done. Broken things. Very familiar to a … [Read more...] about Finding Beauty in Brokenness: Christ Came to Heal and Redeem
Often in the midst of everyday life, in both the joys and the struggles it brings, there’s an ache that burdens us deep inside. As believers we know where true hope is found. We’re grateful for the love and forgiveness of Christ. We’ve been set free. Redeemed for His purposes. And yet not everyone shares our desire to walk close and stay connected to God in this life. There are some we love … [Read more...] about Prayer for the Lost and Prodigal: 11 Verses of Hope
Marriage is a gift – an amazing blessing from God. Yet often the greatest gifts in life are not always cherished the way they should be. Maybe because life gets busy, or we get hurried and distracted. Maybe because we start to take one another for granted. Or we disagree and let resentments hang on longer than they should. Life gets hard. The baggage we bring along from our past doesn’t help … [Read more...] about 40 Powerful Blessings to Pray over Your Marriage
Sometimes things happen around us that startle us, stir us, make us think more deeply about our existence and how we're spending the time we've been given - this gift of life. Sometimes they're good things - sometimes hard. Sometimes they're the cutting moments that make us remember how short life can really be. But on those days when we're listening deep, we often have this sudden insight … [Read more...] about My goal for today…13 things.