Pray Before You Vent

“It’s just not fair!” I’ll text my friend. And then, because I’m a writer, it will be quite a few paragraphs full of emotion and typos before I’ll stop with “End rant. Sorry for venting.” She’ll assure me that it’s totally fine, and that it’s good to talk to someone about your struggles. And I…

Smile All Day, Cry All Night

I knew a man who used to work in the slums in a big city. Every day he’d be pulling people out of garbage cans, feeding them, clothing them, and doctoring them up- only to pull them out again the next day. And the next day. And the next day. He did this for two…

6 Biblical Disciplines We Should Work On

When you hear the word ‘discipline,’ what do you think of? Punishment, right? Or something along those lines. And that can definitely be one definition. But according to TheFreeDictionary.com, another definition could be this: ‘Training expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behavior; to train by instruction and practice’ Hmmm…training. Which reminds me…

Stubborn

“The effective fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” –James 5:16b Some of our friends are dairy farmers and they are letting me and my sister raise two of their calves. It has been such a neat and fun experience! One of the calves used to be REALLY stubborn. My sister would try to…

This week- week of prayer

“Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” -James 5:16 How many of you have seen the new movie War Room? If you haven’t yet, I strongly recommend it…it has really motivated me to go deeper in…