How to pray when life is easy

Sometimes I have to remind my young adult children “don’t just text me when you’re having a problem. Get in touch when things are going well.” I am

How to pray when you don’t feel respectable

We’re on our way to church. Three teenagers squashed together in the back of the car. My husband was driving and me applying last minute make-up in the

Join God in Caring for the Poor

To live with Jesus is to live with the poor. To live with the poor is to live with Jesus.   -Jean Vanier, philosopher and theologian. As my husband

2 Ways to be a Blessing to Others

Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. -Aristotle There’s no doubt that the habits of parents rub off on their children.  When our children were younger,

The Art of Loving Well

Love is not only made of words and feelings, it is practical. The art of loving and being able to make an impact comes from understanding that love

3 Ways to Tame Your Words

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23-24 Have you been on the receiving end of someone else’s road rage? I experienced something similar

How to Make a Difference

Mother Theresa is quoted as saying, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” Like Mother Theresa,

Having Confidence in God in Times of Distress

Previously, we have understood that God is unwavering in being there for us, even when we fail to be completely committed to him. We have remembered how he

The Power of Remembering

Whenever I read about the Israelites after God rescued them from slavery in Egypt, I am always shocked at how incapable they were at trusting God. Of course,

Prayers for When You Wobble in Your Faith

There is no doubt that we can, and do, wobble in our faith. And it’s clear from many of the Bible stories that we are not alone in