Listen Like a Chicken

God’s hears our voices when we cry – – – but do we listen for His? I have some barnyard beauties who show me what that ought to look like. Down in the chicken fortress are my chicken girls, some of whom I inherited from a lovely neighbor, some of...

He Knows Your Name

Does God hear us when we cry? One night, a real life example showed me that, yes – yes, He does. It was the middle of the night, and Kelly and I were both awake. An urgent phone call had required us to leave the warm covers, but now, emergency subsiding, we were...

“Just” Pray

“I guess all we can really do is just pray.” No sooner had the words slipped from my mouth when my new friend, Theresa, stopped me. “Excuse me, I’m sorry, I have to get on my bandwagon for a moment,” she said. Then she proceeded to talk about how the mindset of...

As Sure As the Moon

One year, I asked God to give me a new analogy about prayer. Having grown up with the “stoplight” visual for prayer, my soul became dissatisfied with such an impersonal description of how God handles our prayers. Green, red or yellow lights – “Yes,” “No,” or...

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