Consider // Prayer first

Then they returned to Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, which is near Jerusalem—a Sabbath day’s journey away. When they arrived, they went to the room upstairs where they were staying: Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Thomas, Bartholomew, Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, and Judas the son of James. They all were…

Uprising

To clasp the hands in prayeris the beginning of an uprisingagainst the disorder of the world. // Karl Barth

Acquainted with weary

Weary is an ever-present companion these days. I do not need to turn the news on for him to make himself comfortable. Weary climbs up next to me, let’s out a long sigh while his burdened shoulders slouch deeply and his knowing eyes meet mine. He’s not too aggressive most of the time, just sits…

Pray

Afghanistan. Haiti. Cuba. COVID-19 Variants. Back to school. Division. Racism. … Too much to bear. Too much to grieve. Too much to worry over. So today is a day for prayer. Powerful prayer. On our knees crying out to God because we are confident that He hears us, cares for what we care for, and…

Instead, pray

Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your…

When we don’t know

We are living in a time when we often don’t know what to do or what we need. I just watched the video of Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. speak to the House about the trauma she, her team, and we collectively have dealt with in recent months. As she broke down in tears, I felt…

To the Point // Release

Take this moment to pray for God to give you the courage to release that which you cannot change.

Try again

“You must ask for God’s help. Even when you have done so, it may seem to you for a long time that no help, or less help than you need, is being given. Never mind. After each failure, ask forgiveness, pick yourself up, and try again. Very often what God first helps us towards is…

Jesus prayed for you

“I am praying not only for these disciplesbut also for all who will ever believe in me through their message.I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you.And may they be in us so that the world will believe…

His harmonies

Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your…

Pour out

Pour out all your worries and stress upon him and leave them there, for he always tenderly cares for you. ‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭5:7‬ ‭TPT‬‬ I am a burden carrier. Dear friends of mine are going through some difficult, life changing circumstances right now. As I speak to them and process their difficulties, I have the…

Haven’t seen it yet

Isn’t it amazing when a song preaches at just the right moment? Just this morning, I was having an “I can’t even” moment as I was getting ready to leave for work, frustrated with “what if” questions swirling in my head and fatigue. Yet, I still got myself together and headed off to work. As…