Why Praying “About it” Doesn’t Help Children in Need

I’m upset and disappointed with the way I’ve been doing this thing called “Christianity.” I say I want to do God’s will and yet I’m focused on SELF – Yes, Me, Myself and I. It’s been all about me. My pain. My struggles. My waiting. My life. What is wrong with me? Why am I lead by selfishness vs. the heart of God? I’ve struggled with this for a while. Until… God spoke. Okay, this time I listened… and I took action. I don’t need to pray about feeding a hungry child. What I need to do is reevaluate myContinue reading…

Great Expectations

Ten months waiting for our son’s birth certificate and no news yet! We recently received court papers, noting our presence for the next court hearing, so I jumped to the conclusion that the birth certificate must have arrived. To our disappointment, it was just a procedure. The social worker mentioned no further updates and no calls back from the person processing the paperwork. As you can imagine, I am full of anticipation. Our son has been in his forever home for almost nine months. We can’t wait for the adoption to be final. He is our son, no doubt aboutContinue reading…

The Original Identity Thief

The upcoming comedy, Identity Thief, will be premiering this Friday. The ads are so funny. The premise is simple. A woman steals a man’s name (his identity). He goes after her, but realizes the difficulty of getting his name back. It makes me think of how many people’s identities have been stolen by the original identity thief – Satan. Now, that’s not funny. It’s actually devastating. Unfortunately, many fall into his trap; they believe the lies. What lies? Lies that speak about their identity in Christ: (1) I am not good enough, (2) I am insignificant, (3) I am worthless,Continue reading…

Praying Truth Over Your Children

If you have little ones, you may find yourself trying to meet all their needs, which leaves limited personal time. Two months after the arrival of our 1-year-old son, I’m still adjusting to his schedule! I find that once he’s asleep, I’m spent – I’ve got nothing left; zero energy! So, I had to make adjustments to my prayer and devotional time. How are you doing in praying for your children? If you don’t already do so, I urge you to begin. I cannot emphasize the importance of taking time to pray daily and speak words of truth into yourContinue reading…

What’s in Your Cup?

There is a story about a university professor who came to a Zen master to ask him about Zen. Nan-in, the Zen master, served him tea. He poured his visitor’s cup full, and then kept pouring. The professor watched the overflow until he could no longer restrain himself. “It is over-full. No more will go in!” “Like this cup,” Nan-in said, “you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I teach you Zen unless you first empty your cup?” How many times do we fill our lives with things and leave no room for God’s thoughts toContinue reading…

Prayer: The Pursuit of God

“My whole being follows hard after You and clings closely to You; Your right hand upholds me.” – Psalm 63:8 (Amplified Bible) What is Prayer? An encounter with God; entering into His presence. Pursuing God with all your heart, mind and soul. – Matthew 22:37 “Intentional, concentrated, regular effort to create space for God.” – Wasting Time with God Prayer is the action that I’m letting go of myself and fully trust in Him. How hungry are you for God? Your answer will be revealed in your prayer time! Brother Lawrence Quotes (The Practice of the Presence of God byContinue reading…

Stop Drinking Milk: Grow Up!

After this weekend’s conference, I was struck by the lack of God’s word in the preaching. I don’t consider myself a critical individual, but when it comes to the word of the Lord, I am passionate. The speakers were full of energy, had great content, but I longed for them to take me back to God’s word. It didn’t happen. I truly felt they were feeding me a bottle of milk when my body was asking for solid food. I’m sure there were women who were in the bottle-feeding stage, but my soul was far from that. I wanted aContinue reading…