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Everything that happens in life can bring us further from or closer to our God. I love to encourage others to embrace the latter.

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  • Seal Team of Prayer
    on Jan 11, 2016 in Prayer
    Do you have a SEAL Team of prayer warriors?I do and I want to challenge you to form one of your own.This is a sticky suggestion, because I do not want any acknowledgement for this idea, yet it is so heavy on my heart that I simply have to share.My ho...
  • Prayer Dryer
    on Nov 11, 2014 in prayer dryer
    A few years back I met a little girl who changed my prayer life.Aurora was swinging carefree in a swing in my neighbor's yards and I was struck by her beauty. I have never forgotten her face.The next day she was diagnosed with cancer and fought a ter...
  • Praising God for Answered Prayer
    on May 3, 2014
    Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him. 1 John 5:14-15Reflecting on Go...
  • Prayer Against StupidityPraying God's Word...Fill in the blank with whoever God puts on your heart."Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid." Proverbs 12:1Lord, give ________ the humility he/she needs to receive knowledge and instru...
  • Praying to Live in Peaceand HumilityPraying God's Word...I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech _________ to walk worthy of the calling with which he/she was called, with lowliness and gentleness, with long suffering, bearing with one another in love, enduring to keep the u...
  • Saying No to Alluring Sin
    on Apr 1, 2014
    Praying God's Word...________, if sinners entice you, do not consent." Proverbs 1:10When my children were very little I was Christmas shopping at the mall. I saw a sparkly light display on a storefront and found myself drawn into the store to look ar...
  • Praying Words that Build up and Encourage
    on Mar 31, 2014
    Praying God's Word: Guarding Our Mouths"Keep ______'s tongue from evil and his/her lips from speaking deceit. ________, depart from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it." Psalm 34:13-14Lord, it is so easy to slander and speak evil and deceitful...
  • Praying for Our ChildrenPraying God's word..."Even a child is known by his deeds, whether what he does is pure and right." Proverbs 20:11Lord, I pray for _________. Help him/her to love you with all their heart and follow Your ways. Help them live out their faith in a way t...
  • Praying God's Word: ResourcesFor the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12In my opini...
  • Praying for Someone Who is AfraidI have been blessed by praying God's word over my own life and family for years.There is something especially sweet about praying for someone using God's words and thoughts.Prayer works. God Hears our hearts and answers us through His word.He is not...
  • Praying For Yourself When Not Feeling WellToday I awoke with a headache and a sore throat. Blah!The Lord led me to these verses.Truth. My body may fail, but my heart can be strengthened by God!Do you know anyone who is not feeling well today?Here are a few scriptures you can pray over their...
  • Am I Love?
    on Mar 5, 2014 in Am I love? am I loved
    Am I love?I heard this question in passing on the radio the other day. Read this part carefully. It was not, "Am I loved" but rather, "Am I Love?"I have to confess that I knew the answer to the question immediately.No. In that moment, I was not love.
  • 3 Questions I Ask Myself a when I feel Like Quitting Homeschooling
    on Mar 1, 2014
    Yes, sometimes I feel like quitting.Sometimes I look around and question my ability to educate my children.Am I doing enough?Are they learning anything?Kristy at Little Cottage did an excellent job describing what I do when I am on the verge of quitt...
  • Confessing the Sin of Bah Humbug!
    on Dec 24, 2013
    I really struggled stirring up Christmas cheer this year. I had a horrible attitude. I pouted. I grumbled. I complained. This whole Christmas thing is so much work. Christmas tree, lights, nativities, gifts, wrapping, baking, events.I was full of my...
  • The Glad Game
    on Jul 6, 2013
    I sat and watched Pollyanna today. My goodness its been forever since I watched that feel-good movie. (In a house full of boys, it is rare that I ask to watch a girl movie, but today I couldn't resist)              ...
  • Exactly What Does it Mean to Send Positive Thoughts My Way?
    on Jul 4, 2013
                                                                   When I interact with peopl...
  • When You Look for God, You Find Him
    on May 14, 2013
    James 4:8 Draw close to God, and He will draw close to you. When I look at the grammar of this sentence it tells me:  You, Bekki, draw close to God, and He will draw close to you. Today, I am choosing to look for evidence of Him. Guess what? I...
  • Do You Ask for Prayer?
    on Jan 28, 2013
    "Pray without ceasing," the Lord tells me.  I wish I could say that I never stop praying, but I do. I look away from Jesus and look at the storms around me. I look at the people I admire rather than The Lord within them. I say "I am fine" rather...
  • Foundation Building: Does it Have to Take So Long?
    on Jan 26, 2013
    Look again at Proverbs14:1.  I am staring at this single verse for a reason.  "A wise woman build up her house, but the foolish pulls it down with her hands." When I was first married, I did not have a solid foundation. I did not know Jes...
  • Building Permits for Marriage"A wise woman builds her house..." Proverbs14:1 If I were going to buy a plot of land and build a new home, one of the first things I would need to do is obtain  a building permit. That's right. Owning the land is not enough to legally build my...

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