saying goodbye

Tomorrow, we sell the house that we lived in for the past twenty-five years. It’s the house where we raised our children. It’s the place where we celebrated 25 Christmas mornings with wide-eyed wonder after pulling all-nighters putting together kitchen sets and bicycles. It’s where I rocked children with fever through the night, corralled brownieContinue reading “saying goodbye”

Wrestling well – Jacob

Wrestling well before God in Prayer. Prayer is work. Oh, not the careless “God bless the world and God bless me” prayers which I have often prayed over the years. Not the going-through-the-motions feeling with no real heart exertion type prayers that we all have shot up to heaven many times. No. I’m talking aboutContinue reading “Wrestling well – Jacob”

Come Boldly in 2014 – Three: Abraham

How long, Oh Lord? “O Lord, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear!” Habakkuk 1:2 KJV “To develop God-focused or God centered praying, we need to develop the discipline of clinging to God when nothing seems to be happening. Let God know you will not let go of Him”–Come Boldly, p.162 AbrahamContinue reading “Come Boldly in 2014 – Three: Abraham”

Come Boldly in 2014 – Two: Job

Reading through the Bible chronologically with devotions from Come Boldly: Timeless Daily Encouragements on Prayer that pair with the Scripture readings. Job 10 – 34  Come Boldly Pages 112, 288, 179, and mentions of Job p. 22, 47. When my family was young, we took several car vacations. We usually couldn’t afford to fly, so we would driveContinue reading “Come Boldly in 2014 – Two: Job”

Come Boldly in 2014 – One: Genesis

Reading through the Bible chronologically with devotions from Come Boldly: Timeless Daily Encouragements on Prayer that pair with the Scripture readings. Genesis 1-11; Job 1-9.    Come Boldly Page 55, 197, 288  “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All thingsContinue reading “Come Boldly in 2014 – One: Genesis”