Learning to Pray Boldly

Today, I welcome Sarah Geringer to the #BeBoldGirl series.  She is taking some bold steps in her life these days and I know her words will inspire you to do the same. Welcome, Sarah! In my current season of big changes, I’m learning to pray boldly. This week I announced my intent to quit my…

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…

The power in a special place to pray

Do you often feel like you’re playing catch up—with your sleep, eating well, exercising regularly, laundry, and many other aspects of everyday life? With my constant traveling, I know I do. Often we can feel this way about our spiritual lives, too. We fall behind in the time we spend on feeding and nurturing our souls. We…

Who should you pray for today?

When my seven-week-old twin boys lay in hospital with meningitis, I depended on many things. I counted on the machines to beep rhythmically and tell me their hearts were still beating. I relied on the drips to administer the antibiotics. I trusted the doctors’ to give the best care, and I banked on a nurse…

How to be Reassured in a New Year

New Year’s Eve. The cusp of two years. One is about to be left behind. The other stretches out ahead. Our reaction, as we stand on the crest, can be fear. The days, weeks, months are blank pages, yet to be filled. Uncharted territory, holding the unknown. Some days are penciled in with plans, like…

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…

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 driving and me applying last minute make-up in the passenger seat because, as usual, I’m running late. Our ten-minute journey should be uneventful. Yet, someone makes a comment, an argument breaks out and before we know it,…

How to pray when you’re tempted

A bag of leftover Halloween candy sits in our pantry tempting me to slip in my hand and take one piece as I pass the doorway. I know it’s not good for me. I can fool myself, though. “One small piece does no harm at all,” I convince myself. After all, they are only bite-size….

Be Rooted in Bold Positive Prayer

This week I’m sharing the bold prayers written by the wonderful women of Christ Chapel, Connecticut. I had the honor of speaking at their retreat last weekend on Heart Talk: Deepening Our Conversation with God. We learned to Pray Positively and looked at the prayers of two bold women of the Bible, Hannah and Mary, the mother…

Pray Boldly Over Your Doorways

Today I am welcoming my friend and author Meadow Merrill to the #BeBoldGirl series.  You’ll love the unique way God reminded her to pray boldly for her family.  Welcome, Meadow! My family of seven lives in a small house. Not tiny, but tiny enough. Two rooms downstairs. Three bedrooms and a laundry room (that doubles…