Do I pray for my children? Well, of course I do! Do I really pray for them as I should though? Recently the Lord has pricked my heart about praying more specifically for my children and also using Scripture verses to pray. I am finding that there are so many wonderful verses to pray! I […]
As I read over my 2014 praise journal, rejoicing over what a great year it had been, I realized I had written all these down in my own journal for me to see throughout the year and later, but what about my kids? Were my kids regularly seeing and being reminded of God's wonderful blessings and answers to our prayers?
“I don’t know why I keep crying!” I said to Steve as I put my head against his chest and he wrapped his arms around me. Something unimaginable had happened, and I was really struggling. For the first day, I was either in tears or near tears all day. Every time I was alone in […]
You've heard how prayer supporters will pay attention to a video better than they pay attention to a printed prayer letter. You may be wondering, "How can I get a video out to my prayer supporters?" This month's Video Tip shows you how to share a video privately with your prayer supporters using your Mac and a smartphone.
Consistency. That’s a word I hear frequently concerning parenting. Consistency in having family devotions is one of the areas that we struggled in when our children were younger. Not only was it hard to schedule it in, but it was also difficult to decide on what to actually do for devotions. Today, I’d like to share with you the various aspects we have included in our family devotions over the years.
You've heard how prayer supporters will pay attention to a video better than they pay attention to a printed prayer letter. You may be wondering, "How can I get a video out to my prayer supporters?" This month's Video Tip shows you how to share a video privately with your prayer supporters using a Windows computer and a smartphone.
Yes. It’s true. I love sin. Don’t get me wrong – I love God; I really do. Or, at least I’ve convinced myself that I do. But my love for God is imperfect. It’s a weak love — an inconsistent love. And when I’ve been self-focused (Galatians 6:8), when I don’t “retain God in [my] knowledge” […]
Communication shouldn’t be this hard. Just last week I messaged someone on Facebook and immediately thought, “I really should have sent an email instead.” I often find myself trying to craft an email for a conversation that should be in a phone call. It’s so easy to reach out the wrong way, and I wonder […]
Missionaries, I’m sure you already know why to write. Obviously, you wouldn’t send letters if you didn’t have a reason, but when did you last think about that reason? If you eventually get that letter or email out, does why you write really matter? Benefits of Understanding Your Why Before we dig into why you […]
"I'll pray for you" is easy to say. Following through on that promise is often much harder. Prayer is a most intimate, personal time with God. Yet that isolated time on our knees can become one of the most important ways to build relationships with other people -- when we remember to mention their needs and requests. Embedding prayer into a morning "digital routine" (that daily habit of checking e-mail, facebook, twitter, etc.) can help. Sending your requests through the right channels makes it more likely that you will find your requests in someone else's digital routine.