Learning to Love Prayer Meetings

Learning to Love Prayer Meetings

I don’t love prayer meetings.  Am I allowed to say that?  I’m married to a pastor. I love church. I love my church. I love prayer. I love God’s Word. But I really struggle with prayer meetings.  I’m not saying this is anyone’s fault. I’ve been to a number of churches and a number of […]

Prayer of Silence

Prayer of Silence

Silence. It’s not something you hear much of these days. It seems that daily we fill our lives with constant noise and activity. Much of the Western world stops on this day each year on the eleventh month and day at the eleventh hour to silently and respectfully remember those who have sacrificed for our […]

Continually Desiring His Rain of Blessing

Continually Desiring His Rain of Blessing

Growing up, I remember listening to rain as it pelted our windows and filled our streets with large puddles. One specific time, after a rainstorm, we ran outside barefooted and splashed in the puddles, only to notice a larger one down the street which proved to be knee high by the time we got there. […]

Praying In Threes 

Praying In Threes 

Romans 12:12, “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” I bought the silver tea set of my dreams recently at a thrift store. It came as a set of three – the teapot, the sugar bowl, and the cream pitcher with a lid. Like using the triplets, ‘Good morning, Good afternoon, […]

Who Am I, O Lord God?

Who Am I, O Lord God?

2 Samuel 7:18 Then King David went in and sat before the Lord and said, “Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far? The summer has gone, and autumn is in full swing here in the midwestern United States. The transitional state of the fields […]

Tour of God’s Glory

Tour of God’s Glory

“The heavens declare the glory of God,     and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” Psalm 19:1 In a few weeks, our family will be embarking on what I’ve dubbed a “tour of God’s glory.” We live in the Midwest and are taking a road trip out West to visit family. We plan to stop at […]

Priorities 

Priorities 

Colossians 3:23-24 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. I’ve needed to hear this recently, so I’m going to go ahead and assume someone else in our readership does as […]

Work Out & Work In

Work Out & Work In

I frequently tell people, “I don’t need to work out; I’m an EA!” In Canada we are known as Educational Assistants, in the States either Teacher’s Assistants or Paraprofessionals. Basically, we have the privilege of working with the students that have those extra challenges with academics and classroom behaviour such that we are often out […]

Not Invisible

Not Invisible

Just then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, “What do you want?” or “Why are you talking with her?” John 4:27 (NIV) Snowdrop flowers appear around a tree in my front yard in March, sometimes even while there is still snow on the ground. […]