Why Pray Continually?

Why pray continually? Doesn’t God hear our prayer the first time? Why do we sometimes have to pray the same thing over and over and over? We walk in a dangerous place. Sometimes deceptively beautiful, but the war between good and evil rages on because the enemy (satan) is relentless. You may be facing a…

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Our God is a Mighty Fortress

What does it mean that God is a mighty fortress? While I appreciate hymns very much, I like the simpler language and musical style of the contemporary Christian music. However, at a recent writers conference, the old hymn, “A Mighty Fortress is Our God” was sung, which I hadn’t heard in a long time. It…

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What Are You Wearing?

We women often ask each other, “What are you wearing?” We spend so much time, money, and effort on what we wear. What we wear often makes us feel good about ourselves. But what does that really accomplish? Our little girls sing along with Sophia the First that they have the shoes and they have…

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In Honor of Memorial Day 2021

See video version of this blog here. In our nation’s young life, it has seen a lot of war – 12 if you include the current war on terror, plus many domestic and international conflicts. The number of casualties is sobering. Here are just a few of the statistics: Nearly 7,000 U.S. troops have died in…

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How Can We Pray for America?

Before many of our current events took place, I wrote, “It’s time to get back to fervent, faith-filled, fruit-bearing prayer. Our families, our country and our world are at stake.” I had no idea just how “at stake” they were going to be. I’ve since written, “We need a prayerdemic!” We are living in turbulent…

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Prayerdemic Prayers – Heaven’s Armies Are Not Cancelled

During my son’s 13-year drug addiction, I was encouraged by a statement a friend made about “angels fighting with swords” for my son. Do you think angels were really fighting for my son? There are hundreds of references in the Bible to God’s name being The Lord of Hosts, or Lord of Heaven’s Armies (Jehovah…

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Let’s Start a Prayerdemic!

(This is the transcript to go along with my talk from 5/23/20 at the LeadHer Online Conference, Lead Her to Still Waters.)   “He leads me beside still waters.” Psalm 23:2b   A gently flowing stream comes to mind when we hear “still waters,” or peaceful or quiet waters, depending on the version of Psalm…

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Deliver Us from Evil

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Matthew 6:13 During our recent visit with my son in Australia, he and my husband decided to have a movie marathon. For three consecutive nights, they did their male macho thing and watched Rambo movies. Normally I don’t like those kinds of movies, but I…

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