Finding Hope and Joy in the Story of Your Life

September 30, 2014

Finding Hope and Joy in the Story of Your Life

Your life is a story. How are you living it? How can you find hope and joy in the story of your life? Read more

The Day My Life Changed

August 18, 2014

http://www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com/day-life-changedI was only eight. Old enough to realize I didn’t know everything–nothing, really. But I knew enough to say yes to someone who would change my life forever. Read more

What Makes Your Heart Sing?

June 3, 2014

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God laid on my heart this week to share a two-part blog series with you again. “Someone needs this,” I heard Him whisper. Maybe it’s you.

Feeling cranky, tired, discouraged or edgy? Sure, it could be hunger or hormones, but the problem could go deeper. Recently, I was suffering from “technology overload”–and a prolonged schedule packed with new “learning curves.” We’ve been married so long, my husband recognized the symptoms immediately. It was time to talk.

“What makes your heart sing?” he asked gently but firmly. “I think that’s the real problem.”   I knew immediately what he meant. Maybe you do, too. Read more

A Tribute for Memorial Day – and Freedom

May 26, 2014

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This year I wanted to share this Memorial Day Tribute with you again. Special prayers and blessings go to those of you whose friends, family members, or loved ones have given their lives for freedom.

Remember those who gave their lives for our country, for freedom, and all we hold dear. Take time today to pause and thank God for those who died. The following Memorial Day Tribute is for them and for freedom.  Read more

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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Palm Sunday

April 7, 2014

English: Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey

English: Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I wrote this short Easter meditation about Palm Sunday several years ago and wanted to share it with you again. I pray it blesses and encourages you as you begin this Easter season of celebration.

Palm Sunday

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Rebecca Barlow Jordan

They did not see Him coming. Not Him. They saw a hope re-kindled, an end to their injustice, an easier path to follow.

They waved their palm offerings, laid down their finest clothes, but they saw only a temporary king, not a Suffering Servant. Read more

What Is the Quality of Greatness?

March 17, 2014

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We associate various meanings with the quality of greatness. Probably none of those equal the way Jesus explained–and lived–greatness. Read more

25 Christmas Prayers – Day 19

December 19, 2013

This is the 19th in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas prayers celebrating the names of our precious Lord. Featured today is Jehovah Shammah, The Lord Is There. 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 be returning to my regular, weekly posts after Christmas).

http://www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com/25-christrmas-prayers-day-19Day 19 – Jehovah Shammah, The Lord Is There

Lord, when our hearts are failing, where can we go? You are our source of strength. You will hold our hand when our steps falter. In the midst of danger, persecution, or emotional confusion, You are there. Read more

25 Christmas Prayers – Day 18

December 18, 2013

This is the 18th in a series of 25 daily Christmas prayers celebrating the names of our precious Lord. Featured today is Jehovah Nissi, The Lord My Banner. 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 posts after Christmas).

Day 18 – Jehovah Nissi, The Lord My Banner

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Lord, the battles we fight in our hearts are not new. But we often suffer combat fatigue. We forget that You are Jehovah Nissi, The Lord My Banner.

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25 Christmas Prayers – Day 17

December 17, 2013

This is the 17th in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas Prayers celebrating the names of our precious Lord. Featured today is Elohim, the Creator. 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 be returning to my regular, weekly posts after Christmas).

http://www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com/25-christmas-prayers-day-17Day 17 – Elohim, The Creator

Lord, our thoughts are often filled with the ugliness of the world. But it was not You who erased the beauty. Read more

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