Posts tagged with: Hope

When Your Friend Has a Broken Heart

Unintimidated   Her eyes fell to the floor, “I’m…sorry,” she whispered. Tears were falling now, down her lovely face, and leaving marks on her blouse. I didn’t really know what to say at that moment. I wanted to say, “It’s...

When the Miles Are Long

I don’t regret the life I’ve chosen. Not at all. In 18 moves, we have been within easy driving distance of our extended family only twice. That’s actually a pretty extravagant blessing compared to many who could not boast the...

Prayer of Thankfulness and Praise

Praying with Psalm 86 Today Among the gods there is none like You, Lord; no deeds can compare with Yours. All the nations You have made will come and worship before You, Lord; They will bring glory to Your name....

Prayer for Military Homes

God who knows my name and my address– my future addresses and my past ones God who knows me beyond my titles beyond my false fronts beyond my accomplishments and failures and many, many hats God who knows my heart...

Are We There Yet? (and other repetitive questions from a military homeschool mom)

“Are We There Yet?” (and other repetitive questions from a military homeschool mom)   Surely I am not the only one who’s heard the impatience echo around their mini-van… “Mom, are we there yet!?!” Yup. As a military family, we...

Already Enough…Peace in the Midst of the Waiting

Already Enough…Peace in the Midst of the Waiting I don’t know about you, but the list housing my prayer requests is pretty long these days. Life, in general, just seems to be full of longing and hoping, asking and waiting....

Giants and Hallelujahs

Giants and Hallelujahs   Giants can represent many things. Fear. Doubt. Anxiety. Sickness. Cancer. Loss. Giants can fill up the sacred spaces in your heart and they don’t like to share. And though sometimes these “giants” are very, very real,...

Lord, Teach Us to Praise You in the Midst of Military Life

Praying with excerpts from Psalm 135 for our warriors today. Praise the Lord. As the new calendar fills As the goals give way to demands As we hurl ourselves headlong into this new year Lord, stop us. Teach us to praise. To...

Questions Jesus Still Answers

The questions and the answers Every year I struggle to get my brain around the fact that Christmas has come around again. Is it really here already? And every year, in the midst of Christmas lists, social bustling, and twinkling...

Seeing the Heart…and Forgiving Anyway

Seeing the Heart…and forgiving anyway   Sometimes the best way to cover the ground that lies up ahead is to let go of the miles behind you. You’ve heard the cliché, “Just let it go.” Yeah, I have, too. And...