Day 2 Prayer Guide for our Government Leaders

During an election year, we are bombarded with political news reports.  This year is no exception to the rule.  Division on party positions and disagreements with candidates campaign platforms are in front of us everywhere we turn.   Christians are not given the option of letting their disagreement with their political leaders prevent them from praying for them. Paul wrote …

Day 1 Out of Whack?

Periodically, one of my favorite patients, Jerry, would come in with a miserable headache that no medication could touch.  “Hey Doc, my neck is out of whack again!”  As a spine doctor, I found Jerry’s headaches could be remedied with chiropractic spinal alignment. Ever been driving down the road and notice the car pulling to the left or right, the …

21 Days of Prayer Eve

God longs for us to spend time with Him.  Tomorrow begins our 21 Days of Prayer and I couldn’t be more excited to see how we will hear from God as we “FaceTime” and seek Him together and individually. Below, you will find our “Every Day Prayer Focus Points.”  Please keep these points before our Heavenly Father every day.  Look …

Preparing for 21 Days of Prayer

Preparing for 21 Days of Prayer this August will feel a little different from our annual 21 Days of Prayer in Fasting in January.  As I have been searching my own heart and what God has for me during this month of prayer, I came across a devotion, an excerpt from Laurie Short’s book, Finding Faith in the Dark.  Laurie …

The Power of Prayer

This afternoon while I was out running errands, Juliana called me quite hysterical because she “just hit 2 cars and (could) not find the hazards.”  Her words put immediate fear in my heart.  I got Juliana to calm down and she confirmed there were no physical injuries.  She asked, “Mom, can you please come here quickly?” When I arrived at …

The Extra Mile

And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.   Matthew 5:41 (NKJV) Last weekend Juliana and I had a rainy day shopping trip to the mall.  Shopping is never my first choice for a rainy day, but Juliana’s “special” date was soon on the horizon and time was of essence.  Even though the date was three …

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 7

The Bible tells us very little about Jesus’ state between his death and resurrection and where Jesus was on Saturday of Passion Week.  Although there are several points of view on the goings-on of Jesus the day before Easter, Jesus told the “Good Thief” crucified alongside him that “today you will be with me in paradise.”  So we do know …

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 …