Prayerfully Speaking

Hope from the Truths of God's Word

Prayer Makes The Difference In My Life

prayer brings divine response of God

I’m on a writing hiatus and thrilled to have Carolyn Hill share today’s word of encouragement with you today. She is an incredible friend, worship leader and prayer warrior. You can find more of her inspiring writing at Prayer makes the difference. I’m learning that when I pray, God intervenes and life goes from […]

Receiving His Good Gifts (a prayer from Colossians)

You’ve likely seen a traveler arrive at the airport who is soon greeted by someone holding as sign with his name. The sign helps Mr. Traveler connect with the person who is ready to transport him to the next stop on his journey. That’s what happened in my spirit when my eyes landed on Colossians […]

Your Strong Defense Against Timidity and Condemnation

The Holy Spirit is quietly and consistently whispering these words to me: You are a Royal Priesthood. This phrase is found in 1 Peter 2:9 NIV: “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness […]

Strong in the Lord: Giving Thanks and Learning to Trust

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After writing and publishing, Hope for Your Marriage, I’ve been craving some down time with our Lord. There’s a significant spiritual battle at work in my midst. The Holy Spirit is strengthening and refreshing me while I walk through this new season of personal transformation, waiting, and praying. Below, I’m sharing with you two of […]

Your Victorious Perspective and Mine

These words are transforming my perspective of life. Ephesians 2:6 — For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. (emphasis mine) In prayer, I’ve started verbally taking my place in heaven with Christ. Then I thank Christ for […]

Knowing the Burden Bearer and Book Release News

God is the burden bearer and freedom navigator

I have so much to tell you, I don’t know where to start! Let’s start with the new book, Hope for Your Marriage! I’m finished writing it, the last edits are being reviewed today, and I’m waiting on one last endorsement. I’m not sure how long it will take to format it for Kindle and print. […]

The Beauty of Your Mess

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*Update — the video link is no longer working. If you’ve been with me very long, you know my heart is to encourage you to keep inviting God into your relationships and even the raw places of your soul. A few weeks ago, I interviewed with Laney Houser for her Learn to Dream Again series and I shared practical […]

Joining Jesus in the Gap: Praying for Imperfect People

stand in the gap instead of finding fault

God has been opening the eyes of my understanding to the habit of fault-finding and how it has effectively robbed me of joy and peace in my relationships. In this post, I’m processing the ideas that are roaming around my heart and preaching the gospel to myself. I welcome you into the process. The world […]

Living Your Purpose with Passion

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If you’ve ever struggled to find purpose and meaning in life you know how defeating that can feel. Even as Christians sometimes, we can get so buried under the stress and pressure of life that we feel stuck, burned out and frustrated. Maybe you have a past that you can’t seem to shake, thoughts that […]

Simple Prayers for Graduates

We are just a few weeks away from the high school graduation of my beautiful niece and god-child. Lydia is a brilliant student with a unstoppable passion for animals, especially horses. When she was younger, her southern drawl made my name, “Aunt Jen,” last for at least 30 seconds. My heart soars every time I think […]