“Marco!” my son called out. “Polo!” replied all the others around him in the pool. With his eyes closed, he tried to walk and swim around the pool trying to reach out and tag someone. Every now and then he’d call out, “Marco” again, hoping to hear the answer, “Polo” nearby so that he could lunge […]
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The memory is clear as day….I came out of my bedroom, and I saw her….sitting in the living room with her Bible in her lap. That was a scene I saw consistently when I was growing up – my mom having her personal devotion time with the Lord. That was also a major factor in […]
Shhh….Don’t tell my kids, but when I was in school, I did NOT like to study! In middle school when we had history exams that covered the entire book, I would actually pray that Jesus would return before I had to study all that info and take the exam! I know…not exactly the most spiritual […]
“Steve, I’m not sure if I’d really use an iPad if we got it.” “Well, Lana, if you don’t use it, it will become mine. I’m sure I’ll use it!” That was the conversation several years ago. Hard to believe I thought I wouldn’t use the iPad that much. Guess what? Steve never got the […]
Ever feel stressed like you are in a tight place…that every bit of your brain cells or energy is being used to deal with all that you have to do? I love this verse: “Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy […]
Who would have thought that a strictly spiritual activity like prayer could actually be enhanced by technology? Today’s short post answers a challenge to explain how an app on my phone improves my prayer life.
Did you hear the one about the “Prayer Letter App”? A missionary shared with me a comedy sketch his team members presented during a recent conference. The joke was a Prayer Letter App that could take mundane events and make them worthy to share with supporting churches. I only remember one example. The actor claimed that when he drove through a puddle, he splashed […]
The doorbell rang. I sighed heavily after my kids peeked through the blinds and announced who was at the door. “Kristen” (not her real name) is a neighbor girl who, for the past 3 years, has come to our door asking for a ride to school whenever she misses the school bus. The first year […]
While writing last month's post, I began to see how vague my prayers were for my husband also. That led me to think more about the needs of my husband and to dig more into God's Word about how I can better pray for him.