I read in an educational article this week that statistics are booming for school students who are reporting feelings of severe anxiety. They are complaining to their teachers of headaches, stomach aches, dizziness, or simply stare at a blank page or act out. The root cause of this is fearfulness and anxiety, which makes […]Read more "Pray First!"
It is always a great encouragement to hear that a good friend is praying for us. According to Romans 8:34, however, believers have Jesus Christ Himself praying for them daily! That’s right, Christian! You are daily on His mind, and the Creator of the universe is in your corner interceding for you! Take […]Read more "Motivating Monday – Prayed Up!"
The year was 1952. A hush fell over the crowd as the infamous composer, John Cage, stepped into the concert. The crowd held their collective breath as he sat at the piano. And then…nothing. John Cage sat in silence for precisely four minutes and thirty-three seconds (thus the name of this notorious piece – […]Read more "Listening – The Key Ingredient to Prayer"
The painting above, entitled Aaron and Hur Help Hold Moses’ Arms, was created by Karl Wagner and can be found at http://www.fineartamerica.com. This painting captures the moment recorded in Exodus 17:8-14, where the Israelites prevailed in their war against the Amalekires only while Moses held up his arms in intercessory prayer. As you can […]Read more "“Aaron and Hur” Painting and the Importance of Prayer Cover"
“Why should I praise God? Because it gets my focus off myself and onto God — so I can talk to Him and not at him. That’s why we start with praise.” Rick Warren Each evening as we sit down to eat dinner, our two children start to jump out of their seats. […]Read more "Why Every Prayer Begins and Ends with Praise"
“You don’t need to seek opportunity. All you have to do is seek God. And if you seek God, opportunity will seek you.” Mark Batterson – Draw the Circle: 40 Day Prayer Challenge On Friday of this week I will walk the stage and proudly accept my second master’s diploma, officially completing my journey […]Read more "Headed for the Land of Enchantment!"
One night, in the midst of my dreams, I paid a visit to the Celestial City. Oh, the sights that I saw there! Angelic guardians, powerful and mighty, led me through the gleaming gates, which were sculpted out of brilliant gemstones. Down the glorious paths of gold we went, listening to the sweetest music that […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “The Prayer Room”"
“A heart-based approach to parenting isn’t easy, but it’s where the significant work is done in a child’s life.” Dr. Scott Turansky & Joanne Miller, RN, BSN “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8 As Valentines Day looms ever closer, spouses are scrambling to […]Read more "Praying for Your Child’s Heart this Valentines Day…"
“I want you to play a game with me,” my daughter announced yesterday. “Well, it’s almost dinner time,” I answered. “Maybe we can play a game after dinner.” “I want you to play a game with me now,” she whined in that terrible, grating voice that all parents come to know oh-so-well. “You’re gonna have […]Read more "Waiting on God… and Waiting…"
The “Back to School” season is in full swing! Grocery stores are packed to the brim with school supplies, students are arming themselves with new clothes, new backpacks, and new hairstyles, and next week most of them will be back in the classroom. I still remember my first day of Kindergarten like it was […]Read more "Sending God Back to School With Your Children…"