I am trying to pray audacious prayers. Audacious is not a word that gets used every day. It implies a boldness that maybe is not always appropriate. Dictionary.com uses phrases such as “recklessly brave” and “recklessly bold in defiance of convention, propriety, law, or the like.” That’s a lot of reckless. No one who knows me would describe me as reckless, but wise mentors and hard situations in recent months have challenged me to pray reckless prayers. The truth, though, is
For the past two years, I have been waiting on God to intervene on my behalf in a particular situation. It has been an emotional journey walking through this process. I remember thinking during most of 2019 that if I could just overcome this giant, I could move on with my life and finally do what I knew God had called me to do. If what I was going through emotionally at the time was not enough, I fell ill and began to struggle physically. At this point, I had had enough. I ha
“I am not ready,” was my first thought when my alarm went off. The day before had been trying, to say the least. It was one of those days my children had been “off the chain.” One kid had undecorated the Christmas tree, another colored on my hall closet door (the one you see when you first walk in my house, yep that one), and my once barely clean house was in shambles. I drove to Michael’s later that same evening with my hubby and kids in tow. We got in the store, and I reali
Growing up in the church, you would find 5-year-old me standing with my hands raised at church singing one of my favorite songs, “The Heart of Worship.” “And it’s all about you, it’s all about you, Jesus,” I would sing with a large smile on my face. Worship was always my favorite, but somewhere along my journey with Christianity, I complicated the once so simple act of praise and worship. This year, prayer became a big part of my life, and it transformed my life in more than
“I have touched the hem of Your garment.
I have felt the leading of Your hand.
But today, my eyes look much higher to see the face of the great I am…” I love that song. As I sing those words, I often imagine myself as the woman with the issue of blood in the Bible. Just like the woman with the issue of blood, we all have an issue, a dream, or a desperation to see Jesus show up, heal, and change our circumstance. That issue may be for healing from an illness, conceiving a ch
Throughout my life, I have come against some mighty adversities. I have learned that no matter the battle, the outcome is determined by fighting on my knees in prayer. When I began to come before the Lord with boldness and confidence in prayer, I saw mighty things changing in my life. As Christians, I think we sometimes take prayer for granted. It is something we do from the moment we are saved, but sometimes it so easily becomes a chore. We begin to recite typical Christian
Marriage is one of those things that’s beautiful and ugly all in one. It has a way of exposing your true character and teaching you lessons you never realized you needed. Marriage is a representation of the covenant we share with God and just about every struggle and every victory can be related back to our walk with God. This is something I have found true in my own marriage. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only wife who has been guilty of being upset because their husband was n