From the category archives:


Are You Doing the Most You Can Do Today?


When it’s just me here with the kids and I’m not doing anything more than bouncing babies and pushing swings, hardly more than reading books and playing Legos, little beyond sweeping and stacking, I can feel the threat of it.  When it’s quiet and it’s just me here, I can start to think that this […]

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Because I Want What She Has


Lord, it’s your last commandment that I can’t pretend to keep.  This command proves to me my need of you, my need for your forgiveness and your righteousness that kept this great law in my stead. It’s ridiculous, really.  I sit and read your beautiful promises to me-that you’ll never leave me or forsake me, […]

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Soap Scum…Redeemed


Last night, after the kids were all resting, I thought I should actually do a bit of cleaning since I purposed to do so over the long weekend and the long weekend was nearly long gone.  I finally brought myself to scrub our shower and then clean out our sink drains and Lions and Tigers […]

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Because You Never Know


“We never know how God will answer our prayers, but we can expect that He will get us involved in His plan for the answer. If we are true intercessors, we must be ready to take part in God’s work on behalf of the people for whom we pray.” – Corrie Ten Boom I sit with […]

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The One Truly Renewable Fuel Source


“Give me the love that leads the way,?The faith that nothing can dismay, The hope no disappointments tire, The passion that will burn like fire, ?Let me not sink to be a clod: Make me Thy fuel, Flame of God”. – Amy Carmichael Perspective for Weary Homemakers-a great blog recently discovered that speaks to exactly […]

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Whatever Way You Turn Today


When you toss (or drag) your legs to the edge of the bed and stand to greet the morning, ‘God, thank you for legs that hold me and a new day full of mercy.’ When you turn on the tap and watch the water run, ‘God, thank you for this miracle of clean water.’ When […]

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If He’s Anything Like Me


I wonder if He’s anything like me-me here forgetting almost everything.  I would indeed lose my head if God hadn’t been so kind to keep it attached.  I get up and walk to the kitchen and then stand there trying to remember what exactly it was that I came there for.  I forget to grab […]

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If You Like to Pray in Jesus’ Name


“To pray in ‘Jesus name’ is to pray for something as it relates to His concerns, His cause, and His redemptive work as mediator in the Gap. Even your most personal concerns should be related to the full scope of God’s great plan for all nations. This may change what you ask for, why you […]

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If You’re Waiting for the Second Coming…


“We talk of the Second Coming; half the world has never heard of the first.” — Oswald J. Smith Would you take time this weekend to pray for Christ to be preached in the dark places that have never heard His name? We’re praying today for Croatia.  Believing churches are spreading in this country and workers give […]

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A Prayer for Mother’s Day


Lord, give me first the heart of Anna, whether married or alone, with children or not, let me be found, day and night, in your house.  Replace my pining for more with an Anna heart that can say, “Whom have I in heaven but YOU?  And earth has nothing I desire besides you.“ For the […]

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