Getting Specific in Prayers for Your Children

My children on Winter Break. “I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you” Genesis 17:7 (NIV). In Genesis chapter 17, God tells Abraham in his old age that God’s going to make him the father of many nations, and that the covenant is not only for … [Read more...]

A Back-to-School Prayer

My little ones start school next week, and I, like many parents, are filled with trepidation. My youngest starts Kindergarten, and I’m praying she can adjust to school and will be emotionally strong enough and wise enough to deal with students and teachers. I do my best to equip them to handle people and certain situations, but I’m always concerned if they’ll be able to stand firm in their beliefs … [Read more...]

When Deliverance Doesn’t Come When You Want

“Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me”—2 Corinthians 12:8-9 (NIV). We live in a time where people want instant gratification. Anything we can think of is at our fingertips. We … [Read more...]