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Spiritual Disciplines Series: Prayer as a Lifeline

I give you full permission to laugh out loud, but I don’t know how to swim! Not knowing how to swim is fine, of course, until you are drowning.

Merriam Webster’s dictionary defines the word lifeline as “something regarded as indispensable for the protection of life,” or “a line (such as a rope) used for saving or preserving life.” Prayer is like that lifeline that saves and preserves our daily lives.

August 3, 2020

Growing in Love for God’s Word

My life as a Christian has been a journey of growing in my love for God’s Word. I have gone to church my entire life and heard the Bible preached but did not understand the importance of God’s Word until I became a Christian at the age of 20. Then I began to learn that reading and studying help me understand God and Christian living. A few years later I found myself part of a…

July 27, 2020

The Grace of Asking

I don’t like asking for help. That applies to many different areas of my life, but recently God has been showing me that I’m slow to ask others to pray for me. When an extreme crisis hits, it’s easier to ask for prayer, although even then, it’s not the first thing I think of. But when I’m just having a really tough day as a mom, when I’m weary and don’t feel like I will…

July 20, 2020

Spiritual Disciplines Series: Biblical Meditation

I’m an expert at meditating, and I bet you are too. 

Give me a fear, a woe, a problem, a worry, and my innate meditater will happily work overtime, trekking down path after (mostly dark) path in search of a hope or solution. Like Dr. Suess’s Sam I Am, I can meditate in a box, with a fox, in a house, with a mouse, here and there, EVERYWHERE! 

July 6, 2020

My Power Is Made Perfect in Weakness

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9a

I know I’m weak. I feel it every day. That’s why I like this verse. God’s power is made perfect in weakness — my weakness. How thrilling to know that God’s plan for my weakness is to make His power perfect!

June 29, 2020