The day begins like any other. Shower. Coffee. Dress for work. Run out the door. Or not. Your work and life may revolve around a home base. Wherever you are, whether you face a crowd of employees, shoppers, or students, a blank computer screen, or children begging for attention, the need whispers like a persistent friend. The day progresses. You look around, distractions pulling you away from obligations. At home or at work, it doesn’t really matter. You feel alone. It could be lack of sleep. Too much stress. Not enough energy. Trying to solve things by yourself again. Or just …
A Meditation Prayer to Help You Focus on God
What is a meditation prayer, and how do we focus on God? A Meditation Prayer to Focus on God’s Word and Character Meditating on God’s Word, His character, and His actions involves spending time with Him. While we can do that anytime, anywhere, most of us can focus better on God when we plan intentional times alone with Him without distractions. Meditation, as used in the Bible, is like “chewing” on the truths in God’s Word: much like a cow chewing on its cud. While eating, a cow literally regurgitates its food; then it chews that food again before finally digesting …
5 Things to Do When You Can’t Feel God’s Presence
When quiet overtakes you and the silence is deafening, how do you respond? Or when the noise of life crowds out heaven’s voice, where do you turn? When you can’t feel God’s presence, what do you do? Here are five things for you to remember and do when you can’t seem to feel God’s presence in you or around you:
Encouraging Words for Discouraging Times
Encouraging Words In the ongoing aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, I wanted to share these encouraging words from an updated post. I hope these thoughts will encourage you today, wherever you are. When you find yourself in a storm of impossible circumstances, how do you get through it? What encouraging words do you need to hear?
Bible Promise for Today: How to Find Healing for the Broken Heart
When your heart is breaking, where do you turn? There is someone who can help.