Day 12 — Mending Fences

Once I became a parent, I became a mender… of all things. Nathan and Juliana would bring their broken toys, ripped sports uniforms and school project mishaps to me and expect me to work some magic – quickly – they always needed the repair work completed right away! I don’t sew, but I learned that almost anything can be mended …

Day 11 — What To Pray For? part 3

When Nathan and Juliana were young, a grandmother taught me the importance of praying scripture for my children.  She said, “You’ll always know you are praying God’s will for your children!”  She was right!  Going to God’s Word has been a helpful tool for me in my prayer life.  God always leads me to just the right Bible verse that …

Day 10 — Need To Breathe — What to Pray For part 2

We are just about halfway through the fast and today, I am going to focus on praying for my marriage as well as for the marriages of my family and friends.  No one wants a sickly, miserable marriage, but what does it take to make a good, healthy marriage?  The Bible says it is as simple as love and respect. …

Day 9 — WHAT TO PRAY FOR? part 1

Have you ever started to pray and not really known what to pray for?  I have.  And when I get stuck, I have learned to turn to God’s Word and let Him direct me. Most recently God has given me a burden for the men and women who serve our country in a leadership position.  I took the time to …

Day 8 — Feeling Good

Congratulations on making it through your first week of prayer and fasting!  On the eighth day, most people are feeling pretty good and enjoying more energy.  If you are not experiencing these positive health benefits just yet, continue to be steadfast in both prayer and the Daniel Fast foods — that “I feel good” feeling should be yours soon.   If …

Day 7 — Seeing With the Eyes of God

Day 7 Seeing With the Eyes of God What is on your Prayer List?  What do you talk to God about?  Are your prayers centered around your personal desires?  Do they have a “Me” focus:  a new big screen tv, a shopping spree, a make-over for my home, the “employee of the year” award, dedication to my gym routine, a …

Day 6 — Do You Have A Chair?

As we are nearing the end of our first week of prayer and fasting, some people tell me it gets harder to be consistent with their quiet time, others say it gets easier. Hang in there! Now is not the time to quit. Daily time with God can change your life— you really can have the best year of your …

Day 5 – Quick & Easy

Quick and Easy I admit, the preparation time for Daniel Fast food can get old fast. When I need something quick and easy, this a favorite go-to that is healthy and yummy as well. Enjoy! GOING GREEN SMOOTHIE Ingredients ½ cup (120 ml) water 1 cup (160 g) green grapes ½ cup (78 g) pineapple chunks ½ ripe banana, peeled …

Day 4 – Assignment From God

Assignment from God Earlier this week a friend told me about a woman who was very sick. Through a series of unrelated events, she and the sick woman crossed paths and somehow my friend ended up agreeing to take care of her. This is not a paid position and the idea of working with people suffering from chronic debilitating illnesses …

Day 3 – Stay the Course

Stay the Course Day 3 can be the hardest day of a Daniel Fast. Many people report fatigue, headaches (especially if you are coming off of caffeine and/or sugar), halitosis (bad breath), cravings and just a general don’t-feel-my-best kind of funk. This is also a day when you might begin to notice some weight loss. Don’t panic! This is a …