Drawing Near: Like Luminous Lights

photo credit: Chicago Night via photopin (license)   Gracious God and Father, You gave me a picture today: small but bright white lights shining in darkness–a picture of Your people throughout the world, particularly those who are imprisoned and persecuted for faith in Christ. The darker the darkness, the brighter they shine. What a beautiful sight. […]

A Thanksgiving Prayer

  “AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.” Mark 12:30    With all my HEART I’m thankful FOR Your presence, Your intimacy.  God, You draw near, sweetly reveal Yourself to me, satisfy me.   With all my […]

Conquering the Craziness – Principle #2: Take Time to Rest

“And He said to them, ‘Come away by yourselves to a lonely place and rest a while.’ (For there were many people coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.)” – Mark 6:31 For me, the most difficult part of mothering infants involved sleep deprivation. Oh, how I loved my sweet […]

Conquering the Craziness – Principle #1: Begin the Day with God

“And in the early morning, while it was still dark, He arose and went out and departed to a lonely place, and was praying there.” – Mark 1:35 One of my fondest childhood memories involves my father kneeling at his bed in prayer. He is most definitely not a morning person. But upon awakening, he […]

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