What I'm going to share today is going to seem crazy to some of you. It will seem like just too much. And I get it. I really do. Your life is busy. I know it is. But if you want a vibrant prayer life, I have to tell you. Nothing has helped me as much as this little book. I love it because it truly is praying scripture back to God. In it are three months of scripture divided into categories: Adoration - praising God for who he is Confession - acknowledging your sin before God and thanking … [Read more...] about For a Vibrant Prayer Life
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... this would be it. Today, I'm going to share with you the one thing I have done for the past 15 years that has impacted my faith like nothing else. If you join me doing this one thing, here's what you can expect: You'll never be at a loss for what to read for your quiet time. You'll learn to hear God's voice in all of Scripture, not just in your favorite verses. You'll learn to wrestle with hard passages and ask God to help you understand. You'll be able to trace themes and … [Read more...] about If I Could Convince You To Do One Thing …
Whose example do you follow? Several years ago I sat down with a young woman. She was, and is, dear to me. For several years I had been an "older woman" in her life. We studied the Bible, served God together, and just did a lot of life together. We sat down on her couch and she shared with me a decision she was considering. She wanted my input. And because she genuinely wanted to know my thoughts, I shared them.Ultimately, she made a decision that was against … [Read more...] about 3 Indicators of a Woman Whose Example is Worth Following
Tonight one of my teenage daughters came to me. She said, "I know that reading my Bible is important, but I don't really do it. I know lots of Bible verses. And I know what I believe. So, I just kind of coast on that. Mom, can you help?"Absolutely! But before I got there, I asked her, "Would you say that I know lots of Bible verses and know what I believe?"She answered, "Well, yeah." (Honestly, I don't know that many Bible verses, but I knew that in her … [Read more...] about Do you want to hear God speak?
Good grief. And I'm not really back. Honestly, I just wanted to pop in and say, "Hi!" and let you know what I've been up to and then give you a glimpse of some things stirring in my heart.I've been TRAVELING.In mid-April I was at Missions Extravaganza with the Woman's Missionary Union of NC at Ridgecrest. I had a BLAST. I was able to speak and teach a bit, but I also got to hang out with some amazing women. I love, love, LOVED the SHINE girls. I was so blessed … [Read more...] about It has been TOO long!
I do. It's not a life-and-death decision, but it does carry some weight. Basically, I'm on the advisory board for an organization that I love that raises awareness about human trafficking. The annual meeting is in Washington, D.C. I want to go, but I'm not sure what to do.I could list out the pros and cons.I could ask a bunch of people what they think.I could look at the calendar and the bank account and make a purely logical decision.But, I learned a long time ago … [Read more...] about Do you have a decision to make?