“I want a new drug One that won’t make me sick One that won’t make me crash my car Or make me feel three feet thick.” I loved Huey Lewis back when. Okay, I still do. But there’s a particular song of his on my mind this morning in a totally different context than […]
An Encouraging Word From Our Heavenly Father
Seems pretty cheeky to say one can hear from God and even cheekier to share it with others. But if there’s a chance of this soothing hearts and encouraging us to trust God when we’re discouraged, then I’m sharing. Feel free to pass this on if it resonates with you. Blessings, y’all. The text of […]
You Be About MY Business, & I’ll Be About Yours
“You be about MY business, and I’ll be about yours.” Those were the words in my head this morning when I popped wide awake at 5:30 am after too little sleep. We’re in the middle of a house hunt with several Open Houses on the agenda but God made sure to put priorities back in […]
The Way Is Open
The way is open. He who defeated death and walked out of the grave blew the door of death off its hinges. He lives, will never die again, and keeps the way open. The way is OPEN. His arms are open wide to YOU. Come as you are. Step over the old bones of […]
Web or Net?
The Internet. The World Wide Web. Digital Streaming. Our modern world is a flood of information, into every household with a power source, into every hand with a mobile phone, and most of that flood is divisive, fear-filled, degrading, addictive filth that appeals to the very basest of human inclinations and appetites. Web: a network […]
Three Books, One Plan
This morning, God gave a very sweet gift of insight that left me blubbering.
For the past ten years of praying and writing, I’ve gone with God’s leading. I’ve laughed off the fact I’m an author genre-jumper, thus a publisher’s nightmare. This morning God gave a little glimpse of the blueprint He’s had in mind the whole time—
Old & New Testament Bracelet!
This Christmas I made several of what are called “Jesus Bracelets” for family and friends. One morning in prayer I was bemoaning the fact I couldn’t make one for a dear Jewish friend. God whispered to my heart, “It’s the same story.” My mind started spinning.
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. 4. Passive Inactivity. Prayer is: […]
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. My need is raw and […]