Praying through conflicts at home

What clashes have you had at home recently? We’re going to keep this question in mind as we continue to look at the story of my namesake in the Bible, Rachel In part one of Rachel’s story, we learned she did not take her problems to God. Today, we’re going to look at the troubles she had at…

How to behave when troubling thoughts consume you

My namesake in the Bible is not a good example of someone who takes matters to God. In fact we don’t read of her praying at all. Even so, we can learn a lot from her about why we should pray when life is not going smoothly. Rachel’s story is told in Genesis 29. If…

Make Passionate Prayer if you want Peace

Have you ever wept bitterly? Your whole world falls apart and all you can do is pour out your anguish and sob your heart out. I wept bitterly when we moved to the States from loneliness and missing my home. I wept bitterly with the shock of a cancer diagnosis. I wept bitterly when my…

How to stop being pushed down and stand up strong

Hannah knew the pain of living with a mean girl. The constant niggling comments, made when no one else was around. The jibes so subtle her husband, Elkanah never noticed. Hannah never had any relief from the tormenting because Peninnah was the other wife of Elkanah. In ancient biblical society, it was acceptable for a…

How to make an imperfect world better

Last time in our #PrayBoldGirl series we discovered, through Eve’s story, how to look for and be thankful for God’s goodness in unwelcome consequences. This week we are looking at how Eve could have prayed when she realized she’d messed up. Eve is the only woman to have known what it is like to live in a…

How to Find Grace in our Mistakes

Eve! She might seem an unusual choice for our #PrayBoldGirl series. However, we can learn a lot from her about how we should pray, especially when we’re living with the consequences of our mistakes. I kinda feel sorry for the gal. She often gets blamed for our current circumstances. If only she hadn’t eaten from the…

Wait expectantly for God’s answer

In part one of Elizabeth’s story in our #PrayBoldGirl series, we learned to be persistent in prayer, especially when our prayer has not been answered in the way we want and we feel like giving up. Our lesson: Never give up praying. Today, we continue to look to Elizabeth’s story because there is still so…

God hears your prayer

This is the first post in my new #PrayBoldGirl series, where we will look at the challenges and dreams of women from history and learn from their prayers. Even though separated by centuries their needs are no different than our own. We will consider how they prayed and discover how we too can make bold…