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…)

God’s Indescribable Gift

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! – 2 Corinthians 9:15

It had been a hard year, and I found myself sharing my heart with a trusted friend. “I don’t think we’re going to be able to do much for Christmas this year,” I said sadly.

“You mean Christmas presents or Christmas itself? Because Christmas isn’t about presents,” she replied. Her reply (more…)

Handle with Prayer

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. – 2 Timothy 2:15

It had been a long day of work and a long evening of serving extended family members. As my husband and I finished our last errand to help a loved one, we (more…)

But I Can’t Evangelize

Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. – 2 Corinthians 5:18-19

“But I can’t evangelize . . . “

So many people (more…)

The Sweet Taste of Spiritual Fruit

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. – Galatians 6:9

I serve the Lord in several capacities – in this space, as an online missionary, as a pet therapist at a nursing home, in our church’s choir and in my day-to-day witness. But lately the enemy had (more…)