Stand Firm :: A Review of War Room

A Review of War Room the Movie Last week, I watched the movie War Room with our small group at church. I had read beaming reviews and I had also read warnings about it promoting contemplative prayer. So I decided to guardedly watch it. I braced myself for viewing an hour of Priscilla Shirer sitting in a closet meditating and chanting. The story line was more involved. However, … [Read more...]

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...]

How To Pray For godly Marriages

We need to learn how to pray for godly marriages. God has given us instructions in His word on how to pray. Let's seek His face and pray for godly marriage.

I remember the day he was born. 8 pounds 81/2 ounce bouncing baby boy! He was the best baby-- always smiling, always content. Today he is  a 23-year-old happy, content, smiling, adult young man, with a wife! On June 13th, Andrew and Katie celebrated their 1 year Anniversary! Where in the world does the time go? Today I am going to talk about "How to Pray for godly … [Read more...]

What to do When Brokenness Surrounds You

What brokenness has touched your heart recently? Hung heavy & not left you alone? Here's how I believe we should respond to such brokenness...

I heard the broken words of the woman sitting behind me on the tight flight from West to East. “There are just a lot of places with a lot of sadness.” The weight of her words hung heavy. I wanted to turn around and give this woman a hug – a hug that communicated, “I feel that sadness too. And I feel the brokenness. And it hurts my heart just like it hurts … [Read more...]

5 Simple Prayers to Start Your Day Well

Starting the day off well is essential for many of us. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that the first few minutes of the day shape how the next 24 hours will play out. If I wake up frazzled and overwhelmed, my day is likely to feel rushed. If I wake up fearful and anxious, my thoughts tend to linger in the unknown. But when I wake up joyful and confident in the Lord? … [Read more...]