Fight

Last night I found out some pretty devastating news. I was distraught. Worry filled my heart. I didn’t know what to do. (My family is fine.) So I lay in bed tossing and turning. Even an over-the-counter sleep aid could not calm my anxious mind. Then the Holy Spirit asked me, “What would you tell a friend to do if they were in this situation?” “Take their eyes off their...

Pray, Give, Go!

Broken garage door. Toilet #1 leaks. Toilet #2 breaks. Disappointing news. No this is not a bad country music song. It’s my life. It’s life in a 20 year old house. It’s an enemy trying to distract me. How does one handle life’s unpleasant events? What do you do when things break? When Life falls apart? When your child is hurting? When your finances are struggling? When God says do...

Lessons Learned from Math

“And whatever you ask for in prayer, believing, you will receive.” MATTHEW‬ ‭21:22‬ ‭AMP‬‬ But I asked and the marriage ended. But I asked and the the loved one died. But I asked and the sickness lingered. But I asked… I love math because it is trustworthy, it’s eternal, it never changes. If my students get a wrong answer, I never question the math. Together we find where they made...

Persistent

Jesus gave a parable about a friend knocking on a door late at night. While the friend was not moved by their friendship, he was moved by their persistency. Jesus paints a picture of shameless audacious prayers availing much. Knocking, asking, seeking until our hearts’ desires are realized. But He further explains, we ask like a child petitioning our parents. We do not beg God. If our prayers are aligned...

Pray Big

I’m noticing a theme lately in my quiet time with God: “Pray and believe for the impossible.” Now that may sound amazing but to be honest, it’s a little bit daunting. Believing for the impossible requires us to risk disappointment and discouragement. Here is the funny thing. Yesterday, I was ranting to my fellow teachers how frustrating it is that parents want to protect their children from all forms of...

Open Eyes, Open Minds, Power

Open eyes, open mind and clothed with power. That’s my prayer this morning. Jesus appeared to the disciples after his crucifixion. He walked and talked with them for miles, yet they did not recognize Him. Before many of us were saved, Jesus walked with us. He was pursuing us, protecting us, yet we did not recognize Him. My prayer this morning is for my Pre-Christian friends and family. May their...