A single day brought good news from several friends: A young mom seems to be beating the odds against a virulent cancer; a family friend finally landed a new job; an elderly loved one made it through a difficult surgery. Each time I caught myself responding, “God is good!” As I typed the words one last time, I realized I, like (more…)
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 the spot. (more…)
So Gideon said to God, “If You will save Israel by my hand as You have said— look, I shall put a fleece of wool on the threshing floor; if there is dew on the fleece only, and it is dry on all the ground, then I shall know that You will save Israel by my hand, as You have said.” (more…)
Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.—James 5:14
A pastor ushered me into a conference room where I found a group of faithful men huddled in prayer. The Holy Spirit had a palpable presence in that room (more…)