Prayerfully Speaking

Hope from the Truths of God's Word

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

Dear Dad-3D Resized

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

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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

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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.

An Invitation to Be Brave

There is a new word for stepping out of your comfort zone and serving those with BIG needs. Jeff Goins calls it “wrecked’. Thanks to ChristianAudio.com, I listened to Jeff’s book, Wrecked,  as I traveled between Missouri and Louisiana. The book is an invitation to lead a wrecked life—one that is shaken up but transformed by […]

Truth, Lies & Pesticides

I used to believe things about myself that were as harmful to my body as drinking pesticide. Fear of failure plagued me from the time I learned to make my bed. I perceived conditions on my value. My mood, my relationships, and my physical health were all affected. My perceptions based on what I thought […]

I Recommend – Everything!

You’ve heard it said “You can’t have it all!” As Christians that is true. But what can you have when you give your life to God? You’ve probably heard me mention the new book Everything lately. My new friend Mary DeMuth has written a book that I really want you to read. It’s called Everything: […]