Prayerfully Speaking

Hope from the Truths of God's Word

a Healed and Open Heart: prayer

Today, I am offering a short prayer for those of us who tend to withdraw emotionally. In her latest book, The Wall Around Your Heart, Mary DeMuth shows us how Jesus heals us when others hurt us. This is a powerful message. You don’t want to miss this great perspective on the Lord’s Prayer. The […]

Spicy Cranberry Pear Balsamic Chicken

It’s time for a little recipe sharing. Shopping at Devo Olive Oil gives me every excuse to be a creative cook. When I tasted the Cranberry Pear White Balsamic Vinegar, I immediately thought of a salad dressing for a chicken salad. I found a great sale on chicken thighs and voila — we’ve got supper! […]

A Prayer Department: Get One

The Seed Company

Meet The Seed Company. Thanks to a #WritetheWord tweet that was later retweeted, I connected with The Seed Company.  Of the many wonderful things there are to know about The Seed Company, you need to know they have a Prayer Department. For REAL! Laura Gish is their manager of Prayer. Do you know any companies […]

Prayers from the Pews: a Book Recommendation

I’m reading Prayers from the Pews: The Power of Praying for Your Church by Teri Lynne Underwood. Teri is a pastor’s wife, mom, and a great writer. I love to read her blog! And this book is one I highly recommend for every praying person. I’ve highlighted my way through half of the book so […]

The Gift of Waiting

Do you see the act of waiting as a gift? Yeah. Me neither. Gifts are usually fun, right. Waiting — NOT FUN! I’m a multi-tasker. How many things can I get done while waiting for this pot to boil? her response on instant message? this video to download? (Ok, so the video thing might no […]

The Daddy Ache

My first Father’s Day without my dad. I didn’t allow myself to think about my dad much this Father’s Day. I guess I’m not ready to grieve. Maybe I’m still numb. I’m going to see my counselor this week to make sure I’m not avoiding the heavy lifting of grief. But it was a fine […]

Counting Blessings, Finding Healing

This one little book turned out to be the most fruitful Christmas gift I received in 2012. It’s a best-seller by Ann Voskamp. Have you heard of it? When I received it, I wasn’t sure I was going to read it. I was overwhelmed by the “things to do of Christmas.” But I found myself […]

Bring on the Breakthrough

psalm 67

In the fall of this year, I experienced a dream come true. I attended a Brooklyn Tabernacle Tuesday night prayer service. I’ve read Pastor Jim Cymbala’s books for years: Spirit Rising: Tapping into the Power of the Holy Spirit When God’s People Pray: Six Sessions on the Transforming Power of Prayer (DVD) Fresh Faith: What […]

The 7 Letter Word that Demolishes Everything

There is one 7 letter word that will complete the following sentences. Can you fill in the blanks?  ____________ is the inner disease of those who need stability and order to function. It’s the shiny little idol we worship without noticing. ____________ is the untamed beast, particularly when we leverage it to manage our own […]

Are You Wonderstruck by God?

wonder: “being filled with admiration, amazement, or awe” and “to think or speculate curiously.” Margaret Feinberg, author of the upcoming release Wonderstruck, explains, those definitions come together beautifully in our relationship with God. That’s why I define the wonder of God as those moments of spiritual awakening that create a desire to know God more.