Prayer Newsletter
Rowboat or Sailboat?

Rowboat or Sailboat?

Rowboat or Sailboat? For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel:“In returning and rest you shall be saved;In quietness and trust shall be your strength.”But you would not. Isaiah 30:15 have been thinking a lot about God’s way of love and...

Puzzling Silence

Puzzling Silence

Puzzling Silence It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out. Proverbs 25:2 here’s no greater feeling in the world than finding the last piece of a puzzle and locking it into place. At least that’s how I...

The Wait

The Wait

The Wait …the heavens were opened, and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from Heaven, "You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.’"Jesus, when he began his ministry, was about thirty years of age… Luke 3:21b-23a...

Reframing the Bad

Reframing the Bad

Reframing the Bad Give thanks in all circumstances. Thessalonians 5:18 ave you ever thanked God for the bad things that have happened to you? I can picture your face, because I’m probably making the same one. Bad things are bad! They cause hurt,...

If The Bones Are Good

If The Bones Are Good

If The Bones Are Good I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33 ver walk by a glimmering make up counter…or a brand new luxurious home...

If It Seems Slow, Wait For It

If It Seems Slow, Wait For It

If It Seems Slow, Wait For It I will take my stand at my watchpost and station myself on the tower, and look out to see what he will say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint. And the Lord answered me: ‘Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he...

In Him

In Him

In Him For in him we live and move and exist.Acts 17:28a  Do you feel the pull? You are trying to stay rooted, yet your arms and legs are stretched in different directions. It could be the needs of your family. It could be job responsibilities....

Rest in Me

Rest in Me

Rest in Me Pray continually. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 rolls on. Summer is fading into fall and we still are feeling the effects. Strangely, as restrictions have loosened up, life seems to feel heavier. The simplest things, falling asleep, staying...

We Remember

We Remember

We Remember God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth should changeAnd though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea…God is in the midst of her, she will not be moved…Cease striving and know that...

I Didn’t Sign Up For This

I Didn’t Sign Up For This

I Didn't Sign Up For ThisI have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world. John 16:33 hen we moved to Carroll County almost six years...

Numbering Our Days

Numbering Our Days

Numbering Our Days Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalms 90:12 oth of my little boys lost a tooth last month and in an instant, their smiles were different. When it happened, each held their tiny tooth in their...

Pulling Back the Curtain

Pulling Back the Curtain

Pulling Back the Curtain I'm bursting with God-news; I'm dancing the song of my Savior God. God took one good look at me, and look what happened--I'm the most fortunate woman on earth! What God has done for me will never be forgotten...  Luke 1:46-49...

With Hope

With Hope

With Hope His Love has the first and last word in everything I do. 2 Corinthians 5:13 was stopping for coffee one morning and pulled into the drive through line. It was a busy morning and the cars waiting in line spilled out into a very busy road,...

Kept for Jesus Christ

Kept for Jesus Christ

Kept for Jesus Christ Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all...

Worship and Prayer

Worship and Prayer

Worship and Prayer  Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand.  Psalm 149:6 or a chronic headache sufferer, worship and prayer is the only combination that not only helps me survive, but helps me thrive. In...

Navigating the Waves

Navigating the Waves

Navigating the Waves Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to...

Going Between

Going Between

Going Between In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. Romans 8:26 ntercede: verb: to intervene on behalf of another; the...

Flipping the Negativity

Flipping the Negativity

Flipping the NegativityThen he took the five loaves and two fish, and looking up to Heaven, he blessed and broke them. He kept giving them to the disciples to set before the crowd. Everyone ate and was filled. They picked up twelve baskets of leftover pieces.Luke...

Big Enough to Handle It

Big Enough to Handle It

Big Enough to Handle ItEven though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice...

Listen and Learn

Listen and Learn

Listen and Learn Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him and be strong in your faith. 1 Peter 5:8-9   ast week Sarah wrote about the...

A Habit of Humility

A Habit of Humility

A Habit of Humility Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.’ Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your...