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Deliver Us From Evil: Courageous Prayers

There are troubles a plenty in this life. We don’t have to look very far to see that the evil one is busy and productive.

What troubles you?

Is there evil lurking in the lives of those God has given you to love?

Deliver us from Evil prayer firetruck

In the midst of the trials, the fears, the sufferings, the years of waiting, we have a God who delivers. [Read more...]

Asking God for Courage

As I studied for last week’s post, I learned that Elijah was a pretty obscure guy. There’s no backstory on him. We don’t know if he came from a line of brave men or a band of gypsies. He was a man with a nature like ours and he faced a very evil king with a word from the Lord.

How did he get so brave?

In this video, well known authors and pastors, Francis Chan and David Platt discuss the gift of courage given to us by God. [Read more...]

Courageous Prayers: Elijah’s & Yours

Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. James 5:17 ESV

  Elijah was a man James 5:17

This is my new memory verse.

Want to join me in meditating on the fact that we, like the prophet Elijah, have the same ability to pray powerful prayers that God will answer?

Last week in the ladies Bible study that I attend, our worship leader prepared us to sing You Make Me Brave with the story of Elijah’s bravery. [Read more...]

New Blog Series: Courageous Prayers

The ministry of prayer needs a steady

The ministry of prayer needs a steady dose of confidence in God and courage to believe God will respond to us. We have a persistent enemy who knows what God will do when you and I pray.

This summer at Prayerfully Speaking, we hosted a Confidence Revival focused on our confidence in God. If you missed it here’s a quick overview: [Read more...]

Prayer for New Brides: the Book Cover

August of 2014 has been a beautiful whirlwind for me. So many changes and some really cool firsts for me. How about you?

I’m excited to share with you two big beautiful wows. And I would love to hear about yours (in the comment section). [Read more...]

Her Next Brave Adventure: Pray for Meghan

They were brave and able warriors
(1 Chronicles 12:21 – Living Bible)

I want you to be a part of this brave and able warrior’s story. Meghan Scholtens has impressed me for years with her passion for Africa and her fearlessness in serving there. I asked her to share her latest adventure with us so we can join her mission by praying for her. 

meghan uganda university

My name is Meghan Scholtens and I will be a junior in college this year. I attend John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, but for the Fall semester of 2014 I will be going to college in Mukono, Uganda at a school called Uganda Christian University. [Read more...]

Praying for Others; a Healing Help for Your Soul

I have discovered that one of the VERY best ways to lift my despairing soul is to pray for others. When I first started serving in our church’s prayer room, the enormous stack of prayer cards scared me. My brain whispered to my heart, “This is going to be so depressing.” But as I finished the hour praying for other’s needs, I felt lighter. After a month of weekly visits to our prayer room, my heart and mind agreed: Praying for others brings healing to my soul.

praying for others makes me feel better

The Bible gives us evidence that this practice of praying (serving others) brings great reward. Click on over to Church4Chicks where I share the rest of the story.

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Calling on the Name of the Lord: Danny’s Testimony

Where does our confidence in God come from? It comes from hearing God’s Word.

 “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” Romans 10:17

That simple truth is further explained this way: “The beginning, progress, and strength of faith is by hearing. But it is only hearing the word, as the word of God that will strengthen faith.” 

Prepare to have your faith strengthened. In this testimony you will hear how God reached Danny in his darkest days. [Read more...]

Know Who Your Husband is to God

This post is an excerpt from my upcoming Book: Prayers for New Brides: Putting on the Armor After the Wedding Dress. It was featured at StartMarriageRight.com.


How do you see your husband? What do you see in him? What do you hope for him?

See what God sees in your husband

Do you look at him and see your personal need meeter? bill payer? listener?

When he speaks to you, do you hear his interests? his hopes and dreams?

When you hope for something for your husband, is it that he will change, be more ______, or less ______? Do you hope for a better job for him? Do wish he could be a better ________? [Read more...]

Wrestling with Confidence and the Need to be Relevant

As a blogger and author, one of the mental battles I fight is the fear that what I do is irrelevant. Will anyone read what I write?

Other devoted followers of Jesus successfully reach many more people with their blogs and books. So why me? Why does the world need to hear from both of us, all of us? Should I keep writing?

Then of course there is the pressure to be relevant from a publisher. They look at how many people read your blog, your e-newsletter, and follow you on social media – aka – how many people are ready to buy your book.

There it is – my lack of confidence and desire to be “somebody” – exposed like the dirty floor of the restaurant kitchen floor. [Read more...]