5 Scriptures to pray for adult children

Five comforting Scriptures to pray over your adult children, complete with Scripture prayers. For every parent's comfort and assurance in rearing adults.

Do you catch yourself worrying over your adult children?  Lying in your bed at night, concerned for their safety? Texting them first thing in the morning to allay your fears? I've done it too. Will they make sound choices? With whom is she spending time? Are they riding with safe drivers? Where is he sleeping this weekend? What are the safety conditions at her … [Read more...]

God Is For You: Scripture Meditations

Feeling alone or doubting your place or ability,? You need to know that God is for you. Encourage your heart with these Scripture meditations.

On days when it feels like everyone in your world is against you, encourage your heart with Scriptures that prove God is for you.   I stood at the sink, tears dripping into the dishwater. It had been an extra hard few days of parenting. Of trying to understand the issues accurately, of trying to make the right decisions, respond the right way. I was more … [Read more...]

One Powerful but Overlooked Decision Skill

One powerful but overlooked decision skill, and why we don't want to use it. God has a powerful way of helping us with our decision. Here's how.

How many times have you rehashed a decision because you...well, couldn't decide? I don't know anyone like that. (Raises hand, forms "loser" sign with thumb and index finger on forehead.) The believer possesses a powerful decision making skill that is oftentimes overlooked. A Decision involves God's secret counsel But His secret counsel is with the upright. ~ … [Read more...]

Arming Yourself with God’s Heavy Metal

"This world is not my home, I'm just a-passing through..." Recently, I heard my husband belt out that age old hymn over the sound of the lawn mower, his strong voice reverberating off our buildings and fading out over the neighboring hills. I smiled as I paused from my garden duties and listened. I love hearing him sing. Now, again I am reminded of these lyrics as … [Read more...]

When God Says Wait – 10 Prayers While You’re Waiting

Has God ever asked you to wait? You know what I mean, right? You're trucking along your merry way, and He abruptly brings you to a crashing halt. Yeah. I've been there, too. Just about three years ago, we began to sense God calling us to be foster parents. So we spent the required number of weeks in training and then waited for the phone call letting us know needy … [Read more...]