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Birthday Blessings Extraordinaire

Our camp ended on Monday morning. We kissed and hugged our special kids (many times) and then waved goodbye as two vehicles drove them away. We spent the next hour or so collecting trash from the rooms, picking up water balloon remnants, putting furniture back into the correct place, etc before migrating to our air-conditioned… [ read more ]

Say Thank-You

This morning I read Psalm 147—a passage teeming with truth and with reassurance that God is completely trustworthy. Prefacing the litany of reasons to praise Him, the Psalmist issues an observation:  “How good to sing praises to our God! How delightful and how fitting!” A few verses later, he writes, “Sing out your thanks to… [ read more ]

"Aw, Do I Have To?"

How do your kids respond when you tell them to clean their rooms? What do they say when you tell them to eat their veggies, or to turn off their favorite TV show? Maybe some of them throw a big grin your way and say, “Sure, Mom. Your wish is my command!” But chances are… [ read more ]

What does Revival Look Like?

Yesterday I caught a glimpse of revival. It left me awestruck. It rendered me speechless. It filled with me with wonder and a craving for more of God. It happened at a women’s retreat. The theme was “Fearless and Free.” The sessions addressed several rampant fears: the fears of the storms of life, of inadequacy,… [ read more ]

Jesus Prays for Me and You!

Hebrews 7:25 encourages me, especially on days when I’m frustrated, discouraged, or doubt-filled. It says, “Therefore he (Jesus) is able once and forever, to save those who come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf.” Why does this verse encourage me? Because it assures me that Jesus is… [ read more ]

Prayer for My Children

In honor of Mother’s Day, I’m posting a prayer I wrote for my three kids several years ago. Enjoy, and feel free to share it with other moms and grandmas! Dear Father, If I focus on the state of the world around me… Families broken Integrity lost Truth abandoned Rights demanded Life devalued I could… [ read more ]

Happy Thanksgiving!

I’ll take a break from the devotional to acknowledge Canadian Thanksgiving in a special way. In October’s issue of “Growing With Grace,” I invited my readers to shout out their thanksgivings to God. I’ve compiled their answers…. Jesus, my Savior and Redeemer. Without Him, everything else loses its value. My family – husbands who make… [ read more ]

Pray First; Act Later

What’s your usual response when faced with major decisions? Do you rush ahead or do you take a moment to ask God for direction? I’ve love to say that my usual response is the latter but that wouldn’t be totally true. All too often I’ve rushed forward only to regret not seeking God first. In one case,… [ read more ]