Day 17 — Dream BIG

“Now glory be to God, by his mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of — infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes.” Ephesians 3:20 (LB) After listening to President Trump’s Inaugural Speech last Friday and hearing his words, “think big and dream …

Day 16 — Fan into Flames

Our focus verse is 2 Timothy 1:6  “…fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you…” Here’s a little history of when Paul wrote this book: 2 Timothy was the last book Paul wrote and he wrote it about 2 months before he was beheaded.  Paul was in prison twice.  The first time happened at the end of Acts where …

Day 10– 8 Reasons for Life Groups

Our prayer focus today is on Summit Life Groups.   Here is a short article I found by Pastor Rick Warren on Life Groups. 8 Reasons to Start a LIFE Group by Pastor Rick Warren 1. You will understand the Bible better in a life group. If you´ve ever listened to a Bible teacher or preacher and wanted to stop …

Day 5–Revival in America by Jentezen Franklin

Do you know that revival in the church is always dependent on the hearts of the believers, the saints? That’s you! Week after week, we are humbled to witness individuals meet Jesus for the first time. These genuine encounters are unmistakable and gripping. Tear-stained faces, quivering lips and beautiful brokenness. The sight never grows old. But let me pose a …

Everyday Easter

I love to celebrate.  And just about anything goes.  I celebrate holidays, birthdays, newborn babies and weddings.  In our home, biggies like a toddler taking their first steps, the first day of school, passing that first driver’s license test, graduation and getting a new job are celebration worthy.  We also celebrate what I call everyday blessings like the season’s first …

Passion Week — Day 6

I struggle with what to write about the day we call “Good” Friday when it was such a dark day of suffering and death for Jesus.  It hurts my heart to think of the extreme pain, hurt, suffering and humiliation Jesus endured for me.  As grateful as I am, I can’t write about it. So with tears of gratitude to …

Passion Week — Day 5

Yesterday we got 15+ inches of snow.  We were officially “snowed in” for the day.  As much as I hate not being able to get out and about, I loved the change of pace.  Once we got past the morning chaos (see yesterday’s post), I realized how special this blizzard could be.  All four of us inside together the whole …

Passion Week — Day 4

This morning our home was anything but calm.  The snow blizzard allowed us to get a later start but we have three dogs who still needed our early morning attention.  One that wouldn’t go outside in the snow, one that after rolling in the snow came running (more like a galloping horse) back inside bringing that distinct wet dog smell …

Passion Week — Day 3

Have you ever had someone in your life question everything you do?  I have.  Everything!  Even stupid stuff.  A college dorm mate I once knew was just like this.  No matter what any of us did, she was sure to contradict us.  One day she even questioned the way I put something in a trash can!  She didn’t easily make …

Passion Week — Day 2

Monday was different from Sunday.  After spending the night in Bethany, probably with his close friends (Mary, Martha and Lazarus), Jesus and his disciples walked back to Jerusalem with no parade, no grand entry to the city– just a quiet a 30 minute walk.  Wonder what Jesus thought as he walked.  How much the city had changed?  Whose house the …