Daily Hope & a Prayer – July 29

You have not given me into the hands of the enemy but have set my feet in a spacious place. Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and body with grief. My life is consumed by anguish and my years by groaning; my strength fails because of my affliction, and my bones grow weak. Psalm 31:8-10 Dear Father, In my times of distress and grief you are the great Comforter. In my times of shame and regret your forgiveness is as a {Read More}

Daily Hope & a Prayer – July 23

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24 (NIV) Dear Father, Thank you your faithfulness in answering prayer. Help me to grasp the marvelous nature of prayer. Fill me with a desire to petition you in love and faith, continually. Keep me from becoming complacent in my prayer life. Give me the heart of an intercessor, and help me to be faithful in prayer.. In Jesus {Read More}

Daily Hope & a Prayer – July 22

Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not wise to ask such questions.  Ecclesiastes 7: 10 (NIV) Dear Father, Thank you for every day that you have given me. There have been amazing days, and days that seemed as if they would break me. There have been days of celebration and days of mourning. I have experienced days of loneliness and days of great joy. But every day, you were with me. Your {Read More}

Daily Hope & a Prayer – July 21

“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7 (NIV) Dear Father, Thank you for your Holy Spirit. You did not left us helpless, but left a Comforter, and a Counselor. You left your power and strength. Though obedience may sometimes prove challenging, victory is possible through submission to You and your will. Help me to remember that the battle against death and sin has already been won. Keep me from becoming discouraged when I {Read More}

Our story is still unfolding {and LINKY}

In November of 2003, I remember having a very philosophical conversation with a young man who was a friend at the time. He wasn’t a real friend. He was the worldly, crab in the barrel, company-while-you’re-ruining-your-life kind of friend. That evening, as we sat there, hiding from life, and our various hurts, I felt very wise as I advised him about his current situation. Apparently there was a good woman to whom he wouldn’t commit, and instead he kept choosing {Read More}