April 28, 2015
What your grandchildren and children need from you may surprise you. Here are five lasting things they need that you can’t wrap up with a bow or leave in a will: Read more
April 14, 2015
How many times have you wished for a do-over? Has a relationship gone sour? Have you abandoned a difficult project? Ever spoken a word in haste and wished you could take it back? Or maybe you’re just trying to find a new start in your relationship with God. Read more
April 4, 2015
Some of us may feel like Thomas, who questioned the Lord after His resurrection appearance. At times, we too, need to know that Jesus is truly real. Circumstances leave us discouraged, and we soon forget God’s work in our lives. Read more
July 22, 2014
Ever been discouraged? During a time of discouragement recently, God reminded me of some important truths. These are the whispers of encouragement He impressed me to write and remember. In times of discouragement, I hope they encourage you, too: Read more
April 28, 2014
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
March 10, 2014
“Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness.” Psalm 115:1
What About You?
How have God’s answers to you made His name greater?
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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).
Day 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
December 9, 2013
Today is the ninth in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas prayers celebrating the names of our precious Lord. I truly hope these simple blogs will enrich your Christmas season and will draw you closer to the One who is the true reason for Christmas.
Day 9 – El Elyon, God Most High
El Elyon, our God Most High, when gusty winds are blowing around us, make our foundations strong. Rebuild our courage and strengthen our might when everything goes wrong.
How we need You to repair the broken places and to fill the gaping holes in our soul! Read more
December 6, 2013
Today is the sixth in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas Prayers, celebrating the names of our precious Lord Jesus. I hope they will enrich your Christmas season and draw you closer to the One who is the true reason for Christmas.
Day 6 – Jesus
Jesus–is there any name sweeter or more precious than Your name?
At Your name, Jesus,
- Knees bow
- Arms raise
- Demons scatter
- Voices praise
- Enemies fall
- Mountains move
- Miracles happen
- Winds calm
- Lives change
- Hearts melt
- Love lives
- Shame dies Read more
December 5, 2013
Today is the fifth in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas Prayers celebrating the names of our precious Lord. I hope they will enrich your Christmas season and draw you closer to the One who is the true reason for Christmas.
Day 5 – Immanuel – God with Us
Lord, how is it that a righteous God could be “with us?” We are sinful. You are holy. You are in heaven. We live on earth.
Yet the very essence of Christmas is rooted in an eternal, loving plan that brought You here to live in us, with us, and through us.
Because of Christmas, You are now “with us.” Long ago men housed Your “presence” in a tabernacle made by human hands with supernatural instructions. But Christmas ushered in Your presence here on earth, walking among us, living with us.
You no longer live in columns of clouds or pillars of fire. Read more