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Praying for the Heart of Your Child’s Faith

Unsure how to pray for your child’s faith? Use the following Bible verses to guide you.   And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. Luke 2:52 NIV   Isn’t that what we all want for our kids? To grow well. Physically, mentally, emotionally . . . spiritually. To have […]

The Day Our Family Doubled: An Adoption Story

  Twelve years ago, on February 13, 2004 our family was forever changed by a simple phone call. It was a message on an answering machine, really, ’cause I wasn’t home when the call came. That’s right – we didn’t have cell phones! Can you believe it? Just twelve years ago! And in a suburb of […]

You Don’t Have to Master The Mystery of Prayer

Do you still have questions about the mystery of prayer. Don’t let not having all the answers stop you from praying!   How do you reply when someone asks you, “What is prayer anyway?” My first response is usually: “Prayer is an expression of dependence on God.”   To depend on someone means that you need them. You’re counting […]

“God, Help!”

I am extremely grateful for the Holy Spirit’s ministry of prayer.  When I can’t find the words to express my need – when I’m not even sure what my need is – He is already beseeching the Father on my behalf. There are plenty of moments in my weeks when I silently (and sometimes out loud) […]