Category: prayer

Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying

When I go through my daily routines, I pray. As I scroll through Facebook, I pray. While driving to and from events, errands, and appointments, I pray. The few (sometimes) quiet minutes I find when I shower, I pray. When I find myself unable to fall asleep, I pray....

When Prayers are Bittersweet

When God answers our prayers, how do we respond? If we pray for the hurting to find rest, are we ready to accept God’s definition over our own? When we pray for people to change for the better, for families to be reunited, but also that children remain safe...

No Shame in the Light

I prayed to the LORD, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces. Psalm 34:4-5 NLT I discovered this verse earlier this year. Since then, it...

Lessons in Psalm 34

This Psalm contains many repetitive themes, to the point I made a table to outline them. My prayer is that others may learn from and enjoy this Psalm of David as much as I do. 1 I will praise the Lord at all times. I will constantly speak his praises. 2 I will...

Lessons in the the Middle of Psalms

I fell behind on my Daily Bible Reading during my running away and took a little while to catch up (especially after an urgent care visit for D’s asthma). Truthfully, the daunting task of catching up seemed overwhelming when my stopping point in the Psalm-a-day portion of my reading landed on the longest...

Prayer: God is waiting…

In C.S. Lewis’ The Magician’s Nephew, the Lion, Aslan, sends a young boy, Diggory and his friend, Polly, on a mission. They find themselves hungry and without food when they set up camp for the night. Diggory and Polly discuss their need for food, not grass, with the flying horse,...

My Grief

My grief is my own, no one else’s. It is not right or wrong, nor should anyone judge me for the way I am doing it. My loss, even if we have similar experiences, is not your loss. If you don’t have a similar experience you cannot definitively say...