The headline crawled across my phone screen, distracting me from the work I was trying to finish, and I gasped. No! Oh, God, this can't be true.The body of Mollie Tibbetts had been discovered in an Iowa cornfield. For weeks, concerned people across the country followed the story of the missing 20-year-old University of Iowa … Continue reading “No” Perspective
Some of the hardest prayers I have prayed are the prayers I have prayed the most. Prayers for salvation of those I love... Prayers for deliverance from trials... Prayers for direction in the dark... Prayers in repeatedly forgiving others... And despite not seeing these prayers met quickly with my anticipated answers, these are the prayers … Continue reading Persistent Petitions and Patient Faith
It is football season in the state of Alabama.Praise the Lord and pass the queso dip! Invariably, Saturday after Saturday for the whole of three months the entire state is divided as they sit in front of their big screen or make the pilgrimage to their alumni campus for a showdown of their beloved team and … Continue reading Spoiler Alert! We Win!
With friends like that, who needs enemies?That was my thought as I watched a video of a teenage girl being pushed off a bridge to tumble about 60 feet to the water below. Moulton Falls is a popular place where people often go to jump, ignoring the “No Jumping” signs. The young lady was quoted … Continue reading Who’s Got Your Back?
I was six years old when I realized I had a lisp. Do you remember that childhood chant “She sells seashells down by the seashore”? I was challenged to say it fives times fast. That didn’t turn out so well for me. Thankfully, my mild speech impediment improved with time. I learned to speak slowly … Continue reading Prayer
When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives ... James 4:3 Have you ever paid attention to how many times your prayers are more about how someone else's sin, issue, or circumstance is affecting you than it is that person? In fact, James shares with us in 4:3 a very … Continue reading Breath Day – August 18, 2018
Micah 7:7 But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me. They are there every single time. Every time. Each season of 21 Days of Prayer at church, the couple with the little boy are there. The father always … Continue reading Consistent Prayer
I love practicing yoga, but it can be a pain in the you-know-what. I don't buy into Eastern theology, mind you (I worship the Creator, not the created), but there are wonderful physical benefits from the practice. When I first began attending classes several years ago, I wondered what I had gotten myself into. I … Continue reading Divine Exhalation
One of the most important and memorable prayers I have ever prayed is Hannah's prayer found in 1 Samuel 1:10-11. In this passage we see a grieved, barren Hannah desperately pouring out her heart to the Lord for the thing she most wanted - a son. Like Hannah, I, too, had found myself in a … Continue reading Our Meekness for His Mightiness
May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us -- yes establish the work of our hands. Psalm 90:17 What would your life look like if you hungered for more and quit living at status quo? How would your life change if you allowed your desires to … Continue reading Raising the Bar