Prayer of Desperation

Holy Father,  Desperation is often the best incentive to get me into Your Presence. Some of our best times together are when I’ve come to You in a dire circumstance. C.S.Lewis was right when he said, “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains.” I hear You best when I am desperate to …

Hope when it’s Hard

Every family is currently dealing with grave hardships. Some are easily spotted in loss of finances or health. Others reach deeper because of trauma and grief, but the evil one is certainly on the move among God’s people. As we war against the enemy, how can we be encouraged to see these difficulties as the Father does? It’s all a …

Heal Our Land

Holy Father, You created me in the Image of the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Not only am I formed with a spirit, a soul, and a body, Your desire is also to see me interconnected with other God-followers (Genesis 1:26; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 1 Corinthians 12:13). The problem is that I talk about unity in theory, but find …

When Things Seem Bleak

  My dear child,   Things before you are not as they seem. From outward appearance, the situation appears as overwhelming and ghastly. You see it as a great, immovable fortresses which are against My Kingdom purpose.   Come here, my love. Let me remove the blinders that are blocking your sight (2 Corinthians 3:16).   I’ve allowed these situations to awaken you from …

Lessons from the Storm

Okay, so now I know what “sustained 85-mile-an-hour” winds do to a city.   One hospital lost quite a few windows and another about half their roof. Minor really, considering the winds had tornadic tendencies.    Our own neighborhood is still without power and has quite a few downed trees.    As I replay the force of Wednesday night’s storm, …