Prayer For A Stranger

 I saw you.  I saw you bent there at the end of your driveway.  Bent over like you were repenting.  Bent over like your spirit had been ripped in half.  Greying hair buffeted by spring winds and arms wrapped tight around your middle like you needed to hold yourself together.  Bent over that blond and matted and flattened piece of fur.  Bent over wondering how that could ever be the sweet kitty you snuggled before you left that morning.  Bent ov...more

Something Bigger Than Ourselves

  There are moments in life when you realize that we are not in control and something much greater is at work. I had one of those moments last Friday at the gym of all places....more


 The Joy of Mothering  You have the choice to erase one incident from your past, as though it never happened. What would you erase and why?...more
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8 Days Of Agony...

The plan was to make all of my doctor's appointments, get Ryan's engagement party over with, travel to Texas to make plans for the rehearsal dinner and then begin getting ready for the arrival of Baby Holli.  I would watch Caitlin's progress carefully and around the end of March, Robby and I would drive the baby furniture to Ohio and there we would stay until Holli was born.  Robby would leave in  a few days and I planned on staying until the baby turned a month old.  Yesterday all of those plans came to a screeching halt...until after 8 agonizing days pass....more

Bible Verses for the Sick

Praying to God our Abba Father is an amazing privilege. Whether for ourselves or interceding for others,God calls us to pray in all circumstances including sickness and suffering, be it physical, mental or spiritual.I received an email the other day from someone who has cancer. She asked for prayer....more

Do You Pray?

Prayer is different for everyone. Do you have a set time when you do devotions and pray? I don’t. I feel it is not authentic if I am forcing myself to pray at a certain time. I do a lot of praying in the shower and while I am driving. I do my reading anywhere I can, mostly before bed. I do have the YouVersion Bible app on my windows phone, so I have been known to read in the waiting room at the Dr.’s office, while waiting in line, in my car (not driving), in a coffee shop, anywhere I can get cell or internet reception....more

Wonderful Wednesday - Unexpected Kindness at the State Fair

Wonderful Wednesday - it is wonderful to start the day with prayer....more

Remembering Emmanuel

One area that I know I have trouble in is praying without ceasing. (1Thes 5:17) I think most people would admit it too. It’s just too easy to be caught up in the things that make up our day. It’s not that we live sinful lives, or we don’t want to remember God always, but we have jobs to do and they require our full attention....more

Back-to-School Tradition: A Fancy Dinner

Our Fancy Back to School Dinner allows us to come together as a family to enjoy a meal and pray for the upcoming school year. We call it a “Fancy Dinner” because it gives us a chance to set the table for a multi-course meal with real dinning ware, get dressed up and practice our manners....more

"This is Life. This is what we have been looking for!"

“After two days He will revive us; on the third day He will raise us up, that we may live in His sight.”Hosea 6:2 (NKJV)Whatever situation we pray for revival in – be it our own hearts, our churches, our country, other countries, people groups – we’re really asking for one thing: the Living God. He is revival. A revival happens when, as one OMS missionary put it, we realize that Jesus is the only one who can meet every need...and we stop looking in other places....more