Category: Prayer

Feeling Trapped? Feeling Small?

I feel trapped a lot. Are you feeling trapped too? Maybe it’s just my personality, or perhaps the lure of the world’s definition of success, but I have dreams of doing great things for God, my family, my neighborhood and the world. Yet most days I am found throwing in a load of laundry, wiping…[View Article]

Summer Snippet 3: What to pray for kids?

It’s summer and every household has experienced conflict already, maybe so fiercely that we have had a moment of panic and thought, “Oh, my Lord, the kids aren’t going to turn out! Help!” While my kids were still young, I learned from Beth Moore to pray the end goal: Lord, may my children grow up…[View Article]

Surviving Life’s Storms in 2019

So many of us¬†rolled out of bed on the first day of 2019 and life was hard already. Our circumstances were the same as they were the day before. Nothing had changed while we slept. What now? How do we live through the storm? How do we keep from drowning in the waves washing over…[View Article]

A New Year’s Resolution Guaranteed to Work

Wrap up 2018. Whether you are a New Year’s resolution person or not, most of us think about what kind of year 2018 has been, even if for a few minutes. I usually spend 30 minutes tying up the current year before crossing the threshold into the next one. I write a list of the…[View Article]

What do we do with the mix of family feelings?

Our Thanksgiving guests just left our driveway, all wrapped up in my prayers for a safe trip home. This year the visit was particularly good, ending with two fiery rounds of Sequence with Grandma-Grandma around the kitchen table amidst large amounts of friendly banter and laughter. The visits eventually end, however, then what?¬† As we…[View Article]