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Free Chapter: Seeing Your Spouse through God’s Eyes

PNFB Free Chapter The hope of adoring your husband all the days of your life depends on seeing the Creator delight in him.

In this free chapter from Prayers for New Brides, I share one of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned as David’s wife. Enter your email below to get your copy.



a Simple Prayer for Hillary Clinton

prayer hillary clinton and government

Update: Please know that I am not discussing politics in this post. I am relaying a way to pray. Later in the post you will see why I am highlighting Hillary Clinton in this prayer. I am not showing any favor for her as a candidate or suggesting we pray for her and not pray […]

Receiving Jesus: The Practice of Personal Communion

receiving jesus communion

Over the last few months I’ve heard a sacred echo. Every week or so someone shared with me how engaging with Jesus through personal communion on a regular basis changed their lives. Three years ago, a dear friend shared communion with me when I stayed in her home and I was enthralled by it. At that time, I […]

Refreshed by the River of Living Waters

river of life

On this Labor Day weekend, we can simply celebrate the refreshing nature of the River of Living Water flowing to us and through us. In John 7:38 Jesus says, “Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’” That river, the Holy Spirit, is alive […]

Are Stress and Anger Stealing from You?

the influence of anger

Who of us is not wrestling with a bit of stress and even anger? Stressful events happen. Stressful thoughts intrude. Feelings of being overwhelmed, out of control, or unsafe can set our mind on fire with anticipation of every wrong thing that has and might happen. What stresses you the most? What is stress stealing from […]

The Power of Kindness

the power of kindness

“When visitors walked into his room, even during his last days, he made them the honored guests.” “His kindness was the open door for friends and strangers to enter.” “He was wildly welcoming, epic in life because he was epic in love.” These are the words Barry H. Corey used to describe his father. I’m reading […]

Marriage Restored: Penny’s Story

Marriage Restored!

I’m so excited for you to hear Penny’s story. Find out how God ministered to her in the years she and her husband were separated and divorced. See how she related to God in the midst of intense grief. God sustained her and restored her marriage after they spent twelve years apart. This is a God is Able, Ephesians […]

Remaining Fearless in the Midst of Terrorism

terrified is a mindset that is empty of God

Our world seems so out of control right now. The news is full of evidence that too many people do not know the love of God that results in life and peace. How’s your heart in all of this? Is fear creeping into the front of your mind too often? Today, I am writing to encourage myself […]

How Jesus Helps us Pray More

jesus is light of the world

In the last few posts, I’ve focused on God’s ability to perform miracles. With this new focus on the WOW of God, I feel Him drawing my attention to what I am not praying about. Today I want to share how God is helping me and can help you to rely on Him in even more areas […]

You are a Part of the Miracle

your part of the miracle

Here I am …. still reading The Grave Robber by Mark Batterson (great book, slow and distracted reader). Today, I am rereading chapter 13 because, wow! I can’t wait to share with you what I am learning about how we get to contribute to the miracles God has planned. The Loaves and Fishes! It’s a fascinating event […]

God Answers Prayer: Katie’s Story

Matt and Katie Gumm pregnancy pic

“In God’s kingdom, what goes around comes around. And if you keep on praying again and again, your life will turn into a merry-go-round of miracles.” Mark Batterson, Grave Robber: How Jesus Makes Your Impossible Possible Are you waiting on a miracle? If you’ve thought about giving up, I have a very encouraging testimony for you […]