40 Days of Prayer and Fasting – Day 26 – Here I Am, Lord

Living in times where the fabric of our nation is unraveling, I frequently go to places of self-reflection in prayer. Clearly, the Lord has lifted his hand of protection from our land. “Lord, I know the big things that displease you- things like abortion, greed and perversions. (And this is in the church.) But, what …

40 Days of Prayer and Fasting – Day 22- Birth Pangs

Friends, when the kingdom of God is ready to be birthed, those who walk through it will experience things that they never thought in a million years they would ever experience. But the birth pangs bring about the birth. The birth is the kingdom of God- something we haven't seen with our eyes or held with our hands or heard with our ears. But, what is coming is so glorious we cannot even imagine it.

Failure as a Parent Can Be Powerful

You may feel like a failure today, but failing is learning. Learning is powerful! So, failure is powerful. Your inadequacy as a mother is all you need to allow God to bring you into new territory and to grow you as a person! ​

The Goodness of God During the Coronavirus Outbreak

I asked the Lord, “What’s going to happen to the church?” I heard, “She will lift up her head. She will be refined, tested and tried, but will see God’s power in a brand new way. She will see the Lord’s provision and work in the middle of the trials.” I felt led to pray that the Lord will give us specialization to minister to people in the middle of the coming judgement and trial.

Cleaning Out Your Closet for Greater Joy

So, why in the world would I show you all my dirty laundry? Well, not laundry. I would never show you that! But, why would I show you my mess? Because the Lord impressed something so precious on my heart, as I walked through the mess, stepping over wires from my husband's studio, and trying to find a square foot to set my bags down on after work. 
 You see, I just finished speaking at a lovely weekend retreat called Revealed Retreat: Discover Who I Am in Christ. I challenged the ladies to give the Lord the deepest parts of their hearts - even the rooms of their hearts that they have shut the doors on for years. In the fight to stay positive and to keep from drowning in pain, sorrow and despair, people tend to avoid difficult conflict that arises when dealing with broken relationships and pain from the past. It's easier to ignore things and to just keep stuffing. These are things that may give us PTSD, if we decide to unpack them.