How to Make a Prayer Notebook

A few months ago, I shared with you that my prayer life was a mess. Since then I’ve been taking steps to be more intentional about my prayer life. What’s really amazing is that not only has my prayer life improved drastically in the last few months, but my daily devotion time with the Lord has too! What did I… Read More

4 Ways to Be More Intentional with Your Spiritual Life in the New Year

We all want to be more intentional with our spiritual life. As Christians, our time with Jesus is ever so important, yet too often it’s the first thing to go when life gets busy. And boy does life get busy! This time of year always brings about anticipation for a fresh start. We take time to reflect back over the… Read More

8 Ideas for Family Prayer When You Don’t Know Where to Start

I’d never met them. They came in road weary and tired. We shook hands, talked about where they’d been, and where they were going. We laughed as their youngest spoke in her matter of fact way and nodded with knowing as their preteen son answered questions as only a boy would. When the water glasses were empty, it was time… Read More

My Prayer Life is a Mess: 3 Ways I’m Seeking to Improve

My prayer life needs improvement. Prayer has always been a struggle for me. As a mom of young children, tips like “pray at the same time every day” or “review your note cards throughout the day” or “don’t think you need to pray long prayers” just discourage me. Because the truth is I want to pray at the same time… Read More

5 Reasons We Don’t Pray the Way We Should

Prayer is an intimate part of a Christian’s life. Prayer is the way we communicate with God. Yet ask most any Christian to rate her prayer life and she’s likely to respond: “needs improvement.” We all know the importance of prayer, but yet we fail to make prayer a priority. Why? 5 Reasons We Don’t Pray 1. Prayer is not… Read More

The Snare of Entitlement {Not Just a Teen Issue}

I felt the sun streaming through the window warming my cheeks. The fan oscillated casting a gentle breeze across the room. I snuggled a little further under my blankets as I listened to the silence coming from the monitor. My husband’s footsteps crept down the hallway and the smell of coffee drifted into the room. A real live day that played… Read More