Moms Make a Difference

May 7, 2014

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Rebecca Barlow Jordan, Day-votions® for Mothers, (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010)

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“Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they to among so many?” John 6:9 TNIV

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Mother’s Day Poem Challenge

Last week, I challenged you to send me a Mother’s Day poem. Here’s the one I selected to print in today’s blog:
The Gift
by Victor Bare II
My Lord, my Savior, my Friend indeed
On a cross out of love he hung for me
The selfless act portrayed on that tree
Only a part was this His love for me
Before I was born He knew it was she
Whom through He could show His love for me
A mother, a woman, a friend is she
All these things is she to me
To see His love and boundless grace
I need only look at her beautiful face
To feel His comfort when times are hard
He holds me close in her loving arms
Examples of love and wisdom that is He
Displayed in her life for me to see
No greater love could there ever be
Than that of my God for me
Shown in the Gift, my mother, He gave to me
Thank you, Victor, for sharing your poem.
Happy Mother’s Day to every mom and grandmom!

What About You?

How has your mom made a difference in your life?

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What Can You Give to a Mother?

April 28, 2014

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Wondering what you could say or give to a mother to express your thanks and your love to her–on Mother’s Day or any day? For those of you whose moms are still living, here’s one simple suggestion. Read more

Five Ways to Make Hard Times Better

January 20, 2014

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When the “winters” of our lives descend, leaving a trail of destruction and hard times to endure, how do we deal with it? No matter who you are: parent, grandparent, single or senior,  writer or teacher, blue collar or white collar, here are five ways to make hard times better: Read more

25 Christmas Prayers – Day 25

December 25, 2013

http://www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com/25-christmas-prayers-day-25This is the 25th in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas Prayers celebrating the names of our precious Lord. Featured today is Kings of Kings and Lord of Lords. I hope these simple prayer blogs will enrich your Christmas season and draw you close to the One who is the true reason for Christmas. (I’ll return to my regular, weekly blogs after Christmas).

Day – 25 King of Kings and Lord of Lords

 

KING OF KINGS    ROSE OF SHARON   BLESSED CONTROLLER    TEACHER    JESUS   ALPHA  AND OMEGA     MASTER 

THE CHRIST   SON OF  GOD   THE VINE   THE WAY, TRUTH, AND LIFE   SAVIOUR   GOOD SHEPHERD    SON OF GOD

 LORD OF LORDS    WONDERFUL COUNSELOR    MIGHTY GOD    EVERLASTING FATHER     PRINCE OF PEACE     I AM

Jesus, all authority and power has been given to You by Your Father. And one day we will share Your glory and inherit all the throne privileges of Your royal throne forever. Even now, as we approach Your throne day or night, You will welcome our request. One day, every knee will bow and every tongue will delight in confessing You as King of kings and Lord of lords. Read more

25 Christmas Prayers – Day 13

December 13, 2013

Today is the 13th in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas Prayers celebrating the names of our precious Lord. Featured today is El Shaddai, the All-Sufficient One. I hope these simple prayer blogs will enrich your Christmas season and draw you closer to the One who is the true reason for Christmas. (I’ll be returning to my regular, weekly posts after Christmas.)

http://www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com/25-christmas-prayers-day-13El-Shaddai, The All-Sufficient One – Day 13

Lord, everything our hearts will ever need, we can find in You. You are El-Shaddai, a God who dreams impossible dreams–and accomplishes them through Your believing children. Read more

25 Christmas Prayers – Day 12

December 12, 2013

Today is the 12th in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Prayers for Christmas celebrating the names of our precious Lord. Featured name today is Adonai, the LORD. I hope these simple prayer blogs will enrich your Christmas season and draw you closer to the One who is the true reason for Christmas. (I’ll be returning to my regular, weekly posts after Christmas).

http://www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com/25-christmas-prayers-day-12Day 12 – Adonai, the Lord

It’s so easy to call you “Lord,” yet sometimes difficult to follow You in complete obedience. Jesus, some see You only as a man; others call you Savior. But You are also our “Adonai, Lord,” the blessed controller of our lives every day. Read more

25 Christmas Prayers – Day 11

December 11, 2013

Today is the eleventh in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas prayers celebrating the names of our precious Lord–Jehovah Rapha, The God Who Heals. I hope these simple prayer blogs will enrich your Christmas season and draw you closer to the One who is the true reason for Christmas. (I’ll be returning to my regular, weekly posts after Christmas.)

http://www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com/25-christmas-prayers-day-11Day 11 – Jehovah Rapha, The God Who Heals

Lord, more than ever, so many need Your healing–body, soul, and spirit. In their times of greatest pain they sometimes hide from You, thinking You will not know–or even care.

You Are Our Only Hope

But You are Jehovah Rapha, the God Who Heals. You are our only hope. Read more

25 Christmas Prayers– Day 3

December 3, 2013

Today is the third in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas Prayers, celebrating the names of our precious Lord. Featured today is Everlasting Father. I hope they will enrich your Christmas season and draw you closer to the One who is the truhttp://www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com/christmas-prayers-day-3e reason for Christmas.

Day 3 – Everlasting Father

Lord, what child hasn’t longed for a tender, compassionate father–one who never breaks his promises and one who will never desert his family?

Earthly Father vs. Everlasting Father

But our earthly dads are often limited by their humanness. At times even their best attempts at fathering will appear flawed, and they will occasionally disappoint us. Some surrender in exhaustion and despair at the sheer responsibility. Others keep on loving and serving their families the best way they can, eager to mirror Your character.

But You, Lord, are the Everlasting Father–the One who knows perfectly what we need. With Your great wisdom You give us only what is best. Read more

When God Gives Unexpected Blessings

November 25, 2013

http://www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com/when-god-gives-unexpected-blessingsMost of us count our blessings–the usual ones. But what if God decides to send some rather unexpected blessings? Read more

Partly Cloudy with Scattered Worries – Book Giveaway

November 18, 2013

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Whether you classify your worry habits as “partly cloudy,” or “stormy,” we’ve all dealt with worry in our lives. Today’s featured book drawing deals with that subject–and of the deeper issue of trusting God–one I like to emphasize often in my blogs.

A writer friend of mine, Kathy Collard Miller, has written a book called, Partly Cloudy with Scattered Worries, Finding Peace in All Kinds of Weather, that challenges women to examine this destructive Read more

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