Prayer for a Wounded Nation

Dear Heavenly Father, Creator of the earth and the sky and all that is in them, We come to you humbly, acknowledging to You and reminding ourselves that the Most High God rules in the kingdom of men. This means all attempts of mankind to usurp Your authority will result in devastation on this earth. Every. Single. Time. We can see with our own eyes some of the … [Read more...]

To the Weary Children’s Ministry Worker

Something wonderful happened in our family on Friday. Something miraculous. Actually, make that two somethings wonderful - a double miracle long prayed for but still wondrously surprising. Two of my children made the decision to follow Jesus, receiving Him as their personal Savior.  And quite frankly, I'm in awe. I'm in awe of a God who wants to have a … [Read more...]

2 Overlooked Truths That Will Change Your Life Today

I scoured the pantry for the chocolate chips, my go-to stash when there's no other chocolate in the house. The search wasn't quite frantic, but it was certainly urgent as I sought what my appetite craved. When I finally conceded to myself that the hunt was in vain, I'm pretty sure my shoulders slumped a little. I wasn't going to get my fix. Not this time. As I … [Read more...]

Explain Your Hope

Explain Your Hope from Satisfaction Through Christ

1 & 2 Peter are my favorites. Of the entire Bible, if I could hold onto just one chunk, that'd be the one I would choose. Of the many times I've poured over those two small but mighty books, 1 Peter 3:15 has never stood out to me and dwelt in my thoughts like it did a few weeks ago. In the HCSB - "but honor the Messiah, as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give a … [Read more...]

The Shepherds’ Gospel

And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born … [Read more...]