How to Pray


I have to work hard at prayer. The hundreds of books that exist on this topic tell me my struggle is not unique. We want to pray. Our hearts desire to connect with our Savior. But drowning out the distractions of life, shifting our gaze onto Jesus, and making prayer…

Prayer for Victory: Praying Through Psalm 20


The context of Psalm 20 is that the Davidic king is going out to battle. It is a prayer for his success - for protection, help, and God's support. As Christians, our lives are a continual spiritual battle. This psalm can be our pattern of a prayer for victory in…

When God’s Answer Is “No”


"What if your husband never changes?" That question changed my life. About 4 years into our marriage, things looked pretty bleak. We were literally on the brink of divorce and I thought we were doomed. In my mind, I felt there were only two options: Our marriage would end, or…

God’s Majesty & Our Praise


Majesty & Why It Matters "Majesty" isn't a word we use a whole lot in everyday language. What does it mean? The dictionary defines it as "greatness" or "dignity". What makes God majestic? Psalm 8 (below) tells of the dignity He has given to mankind. This revelation of His character…

Endurance: Weightlessness


Click here to read the previous posts in this series. The first thing we are told to do in Hebrews 12:1 is to lay aside every weight. Most of the time, we are weary or discouraged because we are carrying heavy burdens, or too many burdens, or both! There are…