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“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...

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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,”...

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They had seen a miracle, and they just had to testify. On that very first Palm Sunday, the people who watched Jesus raise Lazarus from the dead kept telling others about it. Jesus had said, “I am the resurrection and the life… Do you believe this?” (John 11:25). Yes,...

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Inspired by Mary

This is letting-go weekend for me. Two trips to the airport. Two tearful goodbyes. Two childhoods ending. Two farewells to two of my five precious children: one to go finish her ministry degree at college, the other to serve in Africa for six months. My heart...

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