Preemptive Strike – Day 5

Praying for my pre-Christian Loved One’s In 2020, I want to see some very precious family members come to a saving knowledge of Christ. Paul prophesied to the prison guard, “You and your household shall be saved.” I’m speaking that over my family. I want to see me and my family on fire for God. How about you? Pray with me. “Father, I thank you that you love (name your...

Preemptive Strike 2020 – Restoration

Day 4 – Redeem and Restore This morning as I awoke, my heart was heavy with regret. My mind was bombarded with choices I had made, wishing for a do over. Then from the regret came hopelessness. Not sure what triggered these emotions this morning but I know the cure – prayer. Father, I thank you that you are a God who resurrects, redeems and restores. You who resurrected the...

Preemptive Strike – Day 3

Can I tell you a secret? Just as we want our children to succeed in school and in life, God wants His children to succeed. Prosperity is not something cooked up by Televangelist in the 80’s. It is a godly principle. Now, I’m too am offended by the notion that favor, blessing, and healing can be purchased for a donation to a ministry. But that is not godly prosperity. Godly...

Preemptive Strike 2020 Day 2

Preemptive Strike 2020 Day 2 – Unity in America Father, we thank you for this great nation in which we live. We thank you for the freedoms we enjoy, the prosperity we experience, and the beauty of the diversity we share. Father, we ask in 2020 that you would bless America. Heal our land Lord of racial tension. Father give us an empathetic heart to understand situations from different perspectives....

Preemptive Strike 2020

Friends, I am taking a preemptive strike on 2020. Everyday in December, I am praying for my future. Join me in praying and let’s see what God will do. Our prayers avail much. So let us avail much in 2020. Let’s began 2020 by taking ground for God. Prayer for 2020 Day 1 – More Father we thank you for every blessing that came our way in 2019. We thank...

It’s Not too Late for More

It’s hard to believe in just 31 days, we will say goodbye to another decade, an era will end. At the beginning of 2019, I heard the Lord say, “more”. I got excited. I prepared for more – more of Him, more opportunities to speak, more financially, more. But I was not prepared for the more to come with “more opposition”. Honestly, I wasn’t prepared to fight for the more....

Family Life

  This was an amazing Thanksgiving. All of my children were home. We had new friends with us this year. No drama. But the highlight of this year’s Thanksgiving was meeting my brother, Larry, for the first time. You see, this summer I discovered I had a brother I did not know existed. He is the spitting image of my dad. When it was confirmed by DNA Larry was our...

Unstuck

Are you stuck? When God called the children of Israel out of Egypt, they left with great expectations. They had plundered their enemy with a simple ask, and set off toward their promised land. It was going to be marvelous. They were excited. They were expectant….Until trouble came their way. As soon as life got difficult they began to look back. They romanticized their past. They longed for the days...

Enjoying the Holidays

Stress free holidays. That’s the mantra in our house. So when my daughter and son-in-law arrived yesterday, how did they find me – stressed. My house was in chaos because I was have been out of town two weekends in a row and the downstairs toilet was clogged. But my daughter just looked at me and said, “Stress Free holidays mom.” I took a breath and remembered, the most important...

Joy

My husband always says, “No matter where you go, there you are.” I’ve spent far too many years searching for what I thought would bring me joy and fulfillment. I’ve left too many jobs looking for the elusive perfect workplace. I have left churches searching for the perfect Body of Christ. The change may have provided temporary happiness, but ultimately the same demons I was running from, just got bigger...