• All Writings,  Prayer

    The Habit of Casting

    A bible verse that I revisit over and over again is this one: …casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you.   (I Peter 5:7) And this one: Cast your burden upon the Lord, and He will sustain you… (Psalm 55:22) The word “cast” means to throw forcefully in a specified direction. In these two verses, we are given the simple instruction to throw all our anxieties and burdens off of our hearts and minds, into the direction of the Lord, who will then take them upon Himself. I wish this straightforward instruction was as simple to obey. Why do I hold on to things I cannnot…

  • All Writings,  Prayer

    Pray like this…

    Yesterday I found myself holding my breath while pleading with the Lord for all kinds of favors having to do with a little white golf ball. My son was in a golf tournament in Atlanta, GA, and of course, as his mom, I want to see him succeed in the sport he loves. “Please Lord, help the ball go in the hole, please!” Hmm… are these kinds of prayers okay to pray?  (And others like it: “God, please help my daughter make the soccer team”, or, “God, please help my son to pass this test,” or “God, please help my child to….”) I think these prayers concerning the present moment…

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    Building a Home with Prayer

    Foundation of Love May every floorboard of every room be founded on the love of Jesus Christ; in Him alone we will not be shaken. Walls of Joy May the joyful and contagious laughter of the abundant life of Christ ring throughout the walls of our home. Ceilings of Peace May You seal each room, dear Father, with Your sweet blanket of peace, and may Your protective hand rest on our rooftop. Hallways and Stairways of Patience Please give me Your patience with each child as they pass through each of the stages and phases of growth. Also, please fill my children’s hearts with genuine patience towards one another as…