Forgiveness and Restoration

For those who are regular followers of this blog, I apologize. I have not posted much this summer, and I am sorry. This has been a summer I want to forget, but I know I never will. What started as an act of grace and welcome turned into a nightmare I feared would...

Touching Jesus

I found out something today that was quite a shock. All summer, I have been dealing with some issues that have me stifled. I had to admit I needed help with these issues, and I prayed about them, and I worried about them, and I let them drive me crazy. I needed a...

Do You Want to Get Well?

Are you happy with your life as it is? Do you look at others and wonder how they have such luck or ability to have what looks like a better life than you? I have lots of times. Jesus asked an unusual question to a man who had been paralyzed for years, perhaps his...

Partner Prayer

Prayer is mysterious. We are drawn to it when we don’t know what else to do or when we feel helpless. I remember on 9/11/01 our country became a praying nation. We were scared, and we were confused. We hadn’t done anything to warrant such a violent attack, and we...

Prayer

Prayer is one of the most influential spiritual tools we have to communicate to God and to change our world. The first life-changing book I read was a little book by Evelyn Christianson, “What Happens When Women Pray.” I had prayed most of my 28 years but never had I...