Praying for Strangers

The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. – James 5:16

If you don’t like awkward encounters, maybe you shouldn’t hang out with me because I’m the queen of awkward. And I hope that’s a good thing.

I’m that person who will ask a stranger how I can pray for her, and then, with her permission, I pray for her on (more…)

Seeking Wise Counsel

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel. – Proverbs 12:15

I was more than an hour from home in the boondocks on a story assignment. My maps app had gotten me there without issue, but the route required multiple turns onto unfamiliar roads for 20-some miles of the (more…)

God Came to Fix This – and He’s Coming Again

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. – Isaiah 9:6

By now we’ve all heard about it – the infamous New York Post headline posted the day after the recent San Bernadino terrorist (more…)

Giving Thanks in All Circumstances

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. – 1 Thessalonians 5:18

We think of Thanksgiving as a time to give thanks for our blessings, but sometimes the holidays don’t bring to mind thoughts of abundance. They instead remind us of loss and want.

The empty chair that just a year ago was filled. That familiar (more…)

A Friend in Need

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. – Galatians 6:9-10

One week. That’s the amount of time that passed between our youngest son’s premature (more…)