With newspapers scattered throughout the adult Sunday school room, my husband asked attendees to give their gut reactions to the new headlines placed before them. Avoiding any political discussions or […]


I grew up quiet in the choir loft of a small Lutheran church. Here in Minnesota, we have a lot of Scandinavian Lutheran folks, and I love being among them. […]


“‘Though the mountains move and the hills shake, My love will not be removed from you and My covenant of peace will not be shaken,’ says your compassionate LORD.” {Isaiah […]


It was supposed to be a prayer request, but my email started out more like an apology. I needed friends to pray, yet I was hesitant to ask. I didn’t want my burdens […]

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“Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; […]

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Read Strategy 8: Your Pressures (pages 133-149) The quote in that image above . . . We could just leave that up there by itself and it would speak volumes. “Not […]


Read Strategy 7: Your Purity (pages 119-131) I was in my early twenties the first time I ever stood in front of an audience at church to speak. The topic? Purity. […]


Read Strategy 4: Your Family (pages 71-92) “As much as the Father loves and embodies unity, your enemy loves and embodies division.” (Fervent, page 78) Prayer Strategy 4 is about […]