What God Did As I Stood Still

Today’s post is written by Terry Gassett, a new friend of mine. In her true story, she shares a difficult prayer-struggle she had with God, the amazing gift she received by respecting his denial of her request, and the lessons she learned. I invite you to read her story; I believe you will gain a […]

A Type of Prayer That We Need to Often Practice

After listening to all the distressing news reports from Orlando—the mass shooting, the murder of a Christian musician, and the drowning of a child at Disney World, I went to bed feeling deeply grieved.  I also felt frustrated about my own unfinished tasks and disappointed that I had not accomplished my goals.  In the middle […]

A “Goodbye” Poem to My Father

Twenty-one years ago, my father left this earth and entered his heavenly home. On this Father’s Day Sunday, and in the days leading up to it, I’ve been missing him almost as much as I did on the first night that he was gone. Mom is now, there, too. Through re-reading a poem that I wrote twenty-one […]

What Kind of a Father is God?

Included in the worship service at my church, last Sunday was an interpretive dance of the Lord’s Prayer or as it is also called–the “Our Father” prayer. It was so beautifully done! Tears flowed down my face as I watched the dancer and listened to the music and lyrics. In my memory, I was a […]

Moving from Urgent Prayers into Expectant Ones

In last week’s blog, I talked about fervency—praying with passion. Today, I’m talking about praying with urgency and arriving at confident expectancy. Fervency might look like urgency, yet they’re not the same. Fervency means we understand the importance of something, while urgency means we recognize (or assume) the necessity of immediate action. The following story, […]

How War Room Inspired Me to Pray

My husband and I recently watched the movie, War Room; it dramatically demonstrates this truth—“the earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results” (James 5:16 NLT). Or, as it reads in NKJV version, “the effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” As I watched the film, I felt […]