Exciting News!

I am SO EXCITED to announce that The Wake-up Prayer children’s picture book releases this Friday, January 19!! It teaches kids (about ages 2-7) how to pray at the beginning of their day and that God is with them and helps them throughout the day. Did you grow up praying the children’s prayer, “Now I…

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What’s So Merry About Christmas?

What’s so merry about Christmas? It’s the third week of Advent, which is about joy. I know for many it’s difficult to feel the “joy” of the season. For several years I dreaded this supposed cheerful time. I stopped putting up a tree and other previously beloved decorations. I just wanted to skip Christmas, hide…

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Keep Praying

What do we do when life is messed up? What do we do when things seem worse instead of better? Life can be that way sometimes. Jesus told us in the world we would have troubles, and that He would overcome (John 16:33). But what do we do in the meantime? It’s interesting to look…

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Is There Hope for America?

Hi Friends, Do you ever feel discouraged or hopeless for America? There sure is a whole lot of crazy going on. Is there hope for America? Is there anything we can do, or have things gone too far? For sure, we are in a spiritual war, as it says in Ephesians 6:12 – For we…

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Re-imagine Prayer

Here we are–already past Thanksgiving and on to Christmas (well, some of you were on to Christmas before Thanksgiving). I hope you found many blessings for which to give thanks to the Lord. One of the things I was blessed with recently is the opportunity to be interviewed on the Reimagine Network. It got me…

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Thanksgiving Blessings

Just a short note to say, “Thanksgiving blessings to you!” I am so thankful for your support! You are truly a blessing to me. With so many voices out there to listen to, I am sincerely grateful you’ve chosen to be here! It is my hope to encourage you and that together we can strengthen…

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As You Prepare Your Table…

We’re coming up to Thanksgiving, and many of us will prepare our “table” for the big feast. However, I think it’s safe to say we won’t be inviting our enemies (well, maybe there’s just that one family member…). I wish I could see your fall table decorations and taste your favorite savory side dish, but…

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There is Hope with the Shepherd

Hi, Friends! Did you know the most popular Psalm in the Bible is the 23rd Psalm, “The LORD is my Shepherd, I shall not want”? Perhaps it gives people hope. Might it be your favorite too? The next in popularity (according to Google searches) are Psalms 91, 139, 27, and 121. I love that Psalm…

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Ideas for this National Day of Prayer

Have you ever had trouble praying? Maybe you’ve felt tired of praying the same thing for a very long time like I have, or perhaps you’re not sure what or how to pray in certain situations; or you have doubts whether or not prayer works. We all have had these struggles at one time or…

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What Is Truth?

In our recent podcast, Seeds of Hope, my friend Del and I talked about the game Two Truths and a Lie. Have you played it, where you tell two things that are true and one lie about yourself, and hearers must choose which is the lie? We discussed truth on another episode as well. Pilot…

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