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 …

Day 2 – Pray First

Pray First Last night I set some goals for myself. The first one I set was to get up early and join other church members for a special prayer time at 6am. That’s right! Six in the morning. The prayer time at Summit Church was very special and encouraging. Everyone present shared the common goal of journeying through prayer and …

Day 1 – Something New

2015 was a year of major change for me and my family: Rob answered God’s call to pastor a church in Colorado. We checked google maps and Colorado is a long way from North Carolina. At first, the kids and I were excited about the move. Then reality hit as we began saying goodbye to family, really good friends, our …

Shopping List

Shopping List Last night I woke up at 2am to a voice calling me.  Still half asleep, I stumbled down the hallway making my way to the kitchen.  The voice grew louder as I approached the refrigerator.   Determined to satisfy this call in the dark, I opened the refrigerator and there it was:  The last piece of cheesecake calling …

The Best Year of Your Life

The Best Year of Your Life I love January 1 of each new year. It represents a fresh start, a clean slate and an opportunity for renewal. In our home we say, “It will be the best year of your life if it is the best year of your life spiritually.” But it takes a little preparation. This year Summit …