Tag: prayer

  • Remember When Our Daughter Had Spinal Cord Surgery?

    It is hard to believe an entire year has gone by since our most difficult season ever as a family. But it was a full year ago, and God has blessed us immeasurably. The timeless lesson here is to trust God fully, and use every ounce of your strength to honor that trust in every way […]

  • Today Is A Good Day For Listening

    Today is a good day for listening. But you may be too distracted to hear anything. I hope you can hear something through what I’ve written here. I just prayed that you would. There is a tension among leaders to always have the right answer, the correct summary, and the funniest joke. Leaders can get used […]

  • When Jesus Shows Up…

    When Jesus shows up, things change. That’s what happened at the Temple. And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. He said to them, “It is written,”My house shall be called a house of prayer,” […]

  • You Better Say It Now…

    The following is the introduction from a sermon I’ve pieced together but have not yet preached. Therefore, it will hopefully raise thoughts and questions inside you even while not being the complete sermon. I’d love to hear your feedback on the intro and what thoughts, questions, emotions, or needs it brings to your mind. But […]

  • Through A Mother’s Eye

    Words cannot express the level of thanks and gratitude we have for each and every person who took time to pray for our sweet Clare this past week. Our Father heard each and every word lifted up and He showed mercy, mercy which is new every morning (Lamentations 3:22-23). She had spinal surgery to untether […]

  • My Daughter is Having Surgery

    My Daughter is having surgery on her spinal cord on Tuesday, 7/24. She is diagnosed with what is called a Tethered Spine, and a Dermoid. Scary stuff! The surgery will include removing the Dermoid from her lower back and resulting in untethering her spine. The goal is to reduce the danger of infection by removing […]

  • Elemental (3 of 4) We Pray (con’t)

    Our relationship with our own dad affects the way we relate to God. As discussed in our previous blog post, Jesus the Son called out to God the Father using the term “Abba” which roughly translates to the word “daddy” in the same way my son calls to me. Each of us have our own […]

  • Elemental: (2 of 4) We Pray…

    People ask me for things every day. They want my time, my ideas, my permission, my money, my connections, my help, my endorsement, and at times even my forgiveness. There are more voices asking for things than I have time to provide. Therefore, I have to judge carefully and make decisions about who I hear […]