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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.

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 […]

Life-Giving Relationships (a Simple Prayer)

encouraging others with love and gentleness

I bet you are an amazing encourager to people. I’m guessing that in many of your relationships, you excel at loving well and drawing people to the experience of Christ’s love. With your words and acts of gentleness you are giving life. God has strategically placed encouragers in my life. Recently He has been highlighting for […]

Looking for Miracles

Carl K. White Jr.

A few weeks ago, my dear friend and prayer partner surprised me with the gift of a new book. It was just what God knew I needed. This book is GOOD ya’ll! Better than any form of dark chocolate I’ve had so far. 🙂 In The Grave Robber: How Jesus Makes Your Impossible Possible, Mark Batterson helps […]

Stepping Out of Your Prayer Comfort Zone


In my last post, I shared how Margaret reluctantly said “YES” to God’s prompting to start a prayer support group for cancer patients. She was nervous about praying out loud with people and God called her out of that comfort zone. God was very patient and very persistent with her. Her obedience to Him has already impacted […]

Strength, Courage and Cancer (Margaret’s Testimony)

margaret mcinnis

Almost two years ago, while reading 50 Days of Hope: Daily Inspiration for Your Journey through Cancer, my friend Margaret was inspired to bring the author, Lynn Eib, to our town to speak. After hearing Margaret share how God moved in her life to accomplish this, I had to know more about how her cancer journey impacted […]

When God and Cancer Meet

when God and cancer meet

“I knew God could read my mind, so there was no need to hide my feelings from Him. So I chose to be very honest with Him in my prayers.” These words from Lynn Eib, cancer survivor and author of When God and Cancer Meet, rang the bell of my heart as I interviewed her over […]

Constantly United, Constantly Praying

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What is God waiting to do in your life? What power is He waiting to release in your marriage and family? There is one way to find out. Recently, I’ve embarked on a journey of studying the book of Acts. I am reading, highlighting, summarizing in my own words and looking for themes. Today, I was […]