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3 Tips for Powerful Prayers

About ten years ago our family was wading through some of the most trying, exhausting circumstances of our lives. One of our kids was going through a very painful era and, to help him in the only way possible at the time, we began homeschooling. Now I felt like I was trapped with a lion in a cage every day without even the break of packing him off to school for a few hours. The accusing voice in my head was relentless. “Chana, you have TWO important jobs, that of wife and mom. You’re failing at both.

What Prayer Is Not. What Prayer Is.

“Peace in the Midst of the Storm” by Jack Dawson jackdawson.com (look for hidden images) Based on 1 John 4:4 What Prayer is Not: 1. Me convincing God to see things my way. 2. Me pushing hard enough until God finally gives me what I want. 3. The last resort….

Get Rid of the High Places

On November 10, 2014, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

30/30 Prayer: Day 4 Get rid of the high places. In the records of the kings of Israel in the Bible, there would come along a king who served God. If he really meant business, he would even get rid of the “high places” of worship. What were those? High…

The Great Exchange

30/30 Prayer Challenge: Day 3 I stumble out of bed. Fatigue and nagging pain scream this is silly, that my time, especially in such a helpless state, would be better spent asleep. Yes I’m weak. Yes, I’m needy. Yes, I’m aware there’s no good in me to face the day….

Holy Is His Name

From: Images for Holiness: http://alturl.com/kx8e8Holy. That description can only apply to One. God is Holy. There is not even a shadow of a hint of sin or fear or despair or sickness or bitterness or unforgiveness in Him. Not. One. Drop. Therefore, the more we immerse ourselves in Him, the…

The 30/30 Prayer Challenge

  Prayer can be an intimidating thing. It’s also just difficult to wrap our heads around the fact the God of all the universe loves to spend time with us. There are so many hang-ups that can block our way. Here’s a novel thought borrowed from Nike: Just Do It!…

The Cross Through Jesus’ Eyes

Recently, to honor the passing of one of our favorite actors, my family viewed the incredible movie Dead Poet’s Society. In one iconic scene, Robin Williams, as the eccentric Professor Keating, tells his students that he steps up on his desk to “remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way.”

When I Am Weak…

On September 17, 2014, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

I’ve been combing through my journal entries from a few years back, reviewing the process of writing The Fall and came across this. Hopefully, those of you who think you don’t have what it takes to seek God on a regular basis will see there’s no surefire formula. He takes our weakness, and flows through

An Ultra-Ugly Topic

On September 15, 2014, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

Spiritual entities don’t die. They just change their clothes, so to speak, as they change the humans through which they manifest. The evil that flowed through Pharoahs and Caesars, Alexander the Great and Hitler, is still here. It just morphs to thrive in a new generation.

The #1 Key Ingredient to Powerful Prayers

The power of blessing and cursing really is in the tongue. It’s not only the rudder for our individual lives, it’s the rudder that guides the course of the whole world. It’s effects even reach into the spiritual world, into the eternal world. “Speak it!”