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When I Pray

When I pray I lay My requests At your feet Where we meet Heart to heart. And I start To cry out, “Remove my doubt! Help me trust That you are just; Take my pain, And send the rain To quench my Thirsty soul.” When I pray A way Opens up Before me I didn’t […]

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A Reason to Pray

“I’m asking for prayer today.” “On our way to the hospital – please pray.” “Feeling frustrated this morning…” Have you ever seen these types of posts on Facebook or Twitter? The comments that follow are filled with intentions to pray (And, yes, there is even an emoji for that!). In-person conversations with friends can involve […]

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Why Should We Pray

Do you ever wonder why we should pray? I mean, if God knows everything, why should we have to pray? Doesn’t He already know what we need and what we have done? I do believe He knows, but I also believe we are instructed to pray. Praying shows our love for Him and others. It […]

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Gearing Up – Planning the Year One Day at a Time!

This is one of my favorite times of the year, the time everything is fresh and new and possible! This is the time when I get to look back and forward, dream and consider, pray and trust as I look to a new year of home schooling. Over the course of 18 years of teaching […]

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Prayer for Boldness

And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness. Acts 4:31 “I pray like there’s a God in heaven who hears me when I pray and who answers me when I call […]


When We Unite in Prayer

A few summers ago I started a ladies prayer time in my home. It is open to all women, we meet weekly, and each time women from different parts of my life come. Sometimes no one shows, and even then I still commit to sitting on my porch for that hour and praying. This weekly […]


He Is Our Advocate

The word “advocate” means a lawyer or one who pleads our cause or case. Jesus acts as our lawyer, which is pretty amazing! No matter what we go through, Jesus is always on our side waiting and helping us (1 John 2:1-2). He is standing by, at all times, ready to pray on our behalf!  […]


When We Don’t Pray

What would you think if your husband didn’t speak to you for days or even weeks at a time? What if your children talked about you but rarely spoke with you? What if your friends went to your house but didn’t talk to you while they were there? Of course these situations sound strange and […]

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Walking with God in Prayer

Sometimes, we forget to do “it.”  Other times, we take “it” for granted.  Often times, I wonder how little power we attribute to “it.” But truly how often do we take a step back, stand in awe of the fact that our Lord and Savior has given us the amazing gift of prayer? Prayer connects […]


Prayer Life of a Real Busy Mom

Tears rolled down his 6 year old cheeks as we talked. “Woah, what’s wrong, buddy?” He wipes his face with the backs of his hands and props himself up on the pillow. “I just can’t remember to pray,” he says with a wavering voice. “We said today in Bible study about how we need to […]