Collegiate Day of Prayer

What if revival and spiritual awakening on the college campus depended on the church? Would you help? This Feb. 25 could be the tipping point on college campuses. Every week of the academic year, moms across the nation–even the world–gather to pray for college students, professors, and campus issues in Moms in Prayer groups. In fact, we have close to …

It’s a Big Deal!

To my utter amazement, it’s October already and another school year is in full swing! If I didn’t have a calendar I’d still know that our neighborhood elementary school had begun because minivans clog our street twice a day. They spill out tiny, little boys with legs so spindly you’d think their oversize backpacks would buckle their knees, and little …

He is THAT Close

At that time, Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to little children.”  Matthew 11:25 (NIV)   Years ago, I had a very unique friend. She loved to pray. It didn’t matter where she was or who was listening. One day we were out …

God’s Touch Reaches into a Florida Jail

Week after week, moms throughout the country take Moms in Prayer into jails and prisons. For most of them, it is definitely a giant step out of their comfort zone. For the women inmates, it’s a breath of hope. They can’t hold their children, share a peanut butter sandwich, tuck them in at night. Nothing. They struggle with this loss. …

One of Those Days

It had been one of those days. Correction. It had been one of those years. My mother-in-law was very ill in a rest home an hour away. I was the busy mom of two high school girls, not to mention working part time as a piano teacher. This day, however, stands out in my mind. It began with a trip …

Don’t Think Any Worse Than You Know…

It may be winter, but field trial dogs like ours still need exercise and training, what we humans call discipling. Meet our youngest, Blaze, retrieving a bumper at a local pond my husband uses with his buddies to train their dogs. You can’t see them in this photo, but there’s usually an abundance of curious geese watching and trying to …

Running Away

“Even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart.” Joel 2:12a (NIV) When I was five years old, I ran away from home. Yes, I did. My mom and I were reminiscing about it just this weekend, and would you believe, neither one of us can remember what prompted such a radical decision. I do remember how …