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The Gift of Rest

abide in Jesus

It’s one of the busiest seasons of the year. How are you doing? I wanted to share with you from one of my favorite devotionals, Come Away My Beloved* by Francis J. Roberts. I’m literally feasting on these words. They are critical breaking through strongholds that keep me more focused on doing for God than […]

3 Simple Prayers for a Better 2017

Jesus our wonderful counselor answers these questions

Have you been gazing in wonder at the generosity of God this past week? Have you been unwrapping peace-giving promises from God? One of the most generous things about God is His wisdom! He promises to give us His wisdom liberally when we ask! If any of you lacks wisdom [to guide him through a decision […]

Unwrapping the Gift of Peace: A Simple Prayer

God gives peace

Like a little kid at Christmas, my eyes are open wider than usual with wonder. This year I have a new, more child-like appreciation for how generous God is. As I read the Bible, I see it over and over again. God is constantly giving to us. He’s giving us His faithfulness, mercy when we’ve […]

The Healing Power of God’s Word

healing power of God's Word

Healing is a great need for so many of us. We have emotional, physical, spiritual and relational issues waiting for the Great Physician to intervene. In today’s post, we are going to explore the opportunity to find the healing we need in God’s Word. What miracle of healing are you waiting for? I am recovering from […]

The Holy Spirit Helps Us Pray (Part 2)

We can get stumped and wonder how to pray for someone or even ourselves. The need feels so great and maybe we feel so small. God knows and He has made a way for us to know what to pray and even who to pray for. I hope you had a chance to read my […]

The Holy Spirit Helps us Pray (Part 1)

the holy spirit helps us pray

God has been diligently teaching me how the Holy Spirit helps us to pray. Within a week and a half, I’ve had three encounters that opened my eyes to this amazing gift. Before I tell you about them, I want to share the Scriptures that reveal this ministry of the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 6:18 –  Pray in the […]

Learning to Love and Pray Like Daniel

In the midst of learning new things about spiritual warfare, I landed on one of Daniel’s prayers for the Israelites (Daniel 9:3-19). This is a model prayer we can follow for our own nation. We can also adapt it as a prayer for those heart-wrenching situations where someone we love is living separated from God. There […]

Prayer: The Lifeline of a Brave Christian

Dangerous Christian Book by Shay Robbins

Today’s quick read is an great encouragement. It is a guest post by Shay Robbins, one of our Branson church teachers who just released the book, Dangerous Christian: A Brave Heart for a Broken World. He’s offering several great word pictures to help us overcome prayerlessness and soar with our God. “If you want to […]

Getting Honest in Prayer

getting honest in prayer

Almost a month ago, I invited my friend Kristin Hanley to be a guest writer on the blog. I knew we would be moving across town and I would be pressed for time and inspiration. God’s timing on this has been so perfect. I’m sitting at the hospital now with my father-in-law who has been […]

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 […]