Breakthrough

“In preparation for landing, the pilot has illuminated the seat belt sign.” Although these words bring no surprise, spiritual spaces can be quite unanticipated. Although not a flesh and blood existence, we became aware of spiritual “rulers, powers, and world forces” particular to some world areas (Ephesians 6:12). In time, I began to use the flight to prepare for whatever …

Investigative Prayer

When we arrived home from Asia, I was surprised to find how many media hours devoted themselves to “groundbreaking storytelling.” What began with only “60 Minutes” exploded into crime shows and fraud exposure on every channel. What the news media caught onto is something that God Spirit has been involved in for centuries. I first stumbled across spiritual sleuth reporting …

Slick Prayer

Julia sent a quick text message to indicate that she would be arriving shortly. A busy woman with lots of plates spinning, Julia is a master at multitasking. Such a skill, however, has its drawbacks. Instead of texting to say she would “pick me up,” her phone autocorrected before she caught it. When she hit send, the text arrived stating …

The Written Prayer 2

Nineteenth-century missionary Andrew Murray is one of my favorite authors. My high school mentor, Bobbie Trull introduced me to him by suggesting we read together his best known work, “With Christ in the School of Prayer.” Evidently Bobbie learned to write out prayers from Andrew Murray as every chapter ended with a prayer. As a sixteen-year-old girl, these prayers greatly …

The Artist

  Troubled, the artist stepped back from the canvas and critically scanned his masterpiece. From the look on his face, something was not quite right and I craned my neck to see what it might be.   Catching my first glimpse of the landscape, I stared wide-eyed as the vibrant colors pulsed with an inner glow. This was truly a …