I was rebellious. Just tell me what I could or couldn’t do and I’d immediately prove you wrong. Add stubbornness to the equation and it made for quite the strong-willed teenager. Continue reading
I spent most nights peeking through the curtains looking for the headlights of the car that would bring my husband home. He went out regularly with his drinking buddies and would return several hours later drunk, stoned, or both.
One night when my husband was out with his friends, Continue reading
I get up early in the mornings, shower, dress, and grab something to eat right before I head out the door. I then spend my 15-20 minutes of driving time to finish dressing on my way to work. Continue reading
I’ll spend some time in secret prayer,
My burden’s for the lost.
I’ll pray until my family’s saved
No matter what the cost.
I’ll also pray for all my friends,
My next-door neighbors, too.
Please give me opportunities
To lead them all to you.
I won’t forget the mission field,
I’ll pray for those abroad.
Protect them, Lord, as they go out
To preach the Word of God.
For all those in authority,
Please help them understand,
They need to seek your wisdom when
They make laws for our land.
Finally, Lord, ignite your church,
I pray that everywhere
Christians will get on their knees
To seek you, Lord, in prayer
Lydia Reyes – Colorado Springs, CO
(Published in The Secret Place, Winter 2010-2011 issue, p. 51)
Your friend has a need and asks you to pray for him. Do you really take the time to seek the Lord in prayer on his behalf, or do you quickly offer up an urgent flare-prayer and then go about your own personal business again? Continue reading
Here they come! In the mail, on TV, on radio, online. One catchy phrase after another.
“Lose the First 10 pounds On Us!”
“Change Your Life For $1” Continue reading
As young children, Christmas and summer vacation couldn’t come soon enough. We waited anxiously as the months dragged by and were not as thrilled when September rolled around, signaling the beginning of a new school year. Continue reading