Don’t Stop Now!

02.01.2016   After completing the 21 days of early prayer I planned to sleep in–just a little.  But God woke me up early and I am glad He did!  I had an awesome time meeting with Him.  I was reminded of the importance of that consistent alone time with God.  And now that I have a good habit of early …

Day 21 — Celebrate!

You made it!  Today is the last day of our 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting.  And while we are focusing on making prayer an ongoing way of life, we are concluding the “fasting” portion with a huge celebration of Big Faith.  Many people have already reported answered prayers.  Some are still waiting for God’s intervention.  No matter which category …

Day 20 — One More Pot of Chili

 So my family is looking forward to a change in what I am going to buy at the grocery store.  That’s another way of saying they are tired of eating “the same old thing.”  They want pizza and steak and ice cream.  And at this point it sounds good to me too.  I know!  Just being real with you.  But …

Day 19 — Hearing the Good Shepherd

Just this morning I received a personal message from a Facebook friend — a friend that I have not seen in over 20 years and that I rarely talk to.  In fact, we don’t even regularly check in with each other’s fb page.  She is going through a difficult time and right now, her life is not turning out like …

Day 18 — Guest Blogger

I read this devotion written by Dennis and Barbara Rainey.  God used it to remind me that His ways are always best even when I don’t see it, and that I can trust Him through the stormy, difficult times.  May it give you hope and encouragement to finish the 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting strong and mightily as it …

Day 17 — Big News!

The Bible reminds us that the Lord loves Jerusalem and that we are to pray for peace in the city. There are blessings for those who love this the Lord’s city. “Pray for peace in Jerusalem. May all who love this city prosper.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭122:6‬ ‭NLT‬‬ The Bible also gives warning to any nation that tries to abrogate the complete …

Day 16 — First Response

I took my first CPR and First Aid class nearly 30 years ago.  In case of an emergency, I wanted to make sure I had the skill set and followed proper protocol to help an injured or sick person as a first responder until EMS arrived.  Training has improved over time.  The American Red Cross supports the position 50,000+ lives …

Day 15 — The Power of Praise

Praise Power When I need to press into God, when the problem is beyond my means, when there is breakthrough urgency, I am learning to turn to praise. It is where the power is. Praise pushes back the enemy. (2 Chronicles 20:22) One of my favorite Bible stories is found in Acts 16. Paul and Silas had been unjustly beaten …

Day 14 — Forgiving Father

Last Friday I shared this prayer written by Chuck Swindoll at early morning prayer hour at Summit Church.  Several people asked me to post it.  May it bless you as it has blessed me! Dear Forgiving Father, Thank you for your greatest gift, Your Son Christ Jesus, who came that we might be forgiven. Thank You so much for Your …

Day 13 — Oatmeal in a Jar

I love getting up extra early to spend a long time in my kitchen making breakfast.  Said no one. Ever! Here is a quick Daniel Fast friendly grab and go breakfast recipe that my family loves.  Enjoy! Oatmeal in a Jar Place the following ingredients in a Mason jar, cover and shake.  Refrigerate overnight.   The oats and seeds absorb …