Inspiration

The Prayer Journal: Slowing Down to Listen

One of the most valuable benefits of writing down my prayers as I pray them is slowing down to listen to God. It takes me much longer to write down my prayers than it does for me to think them. I can think, “Lord, I’ve really been selfish this week with my time” in 3… Continue reading The Prayer Journal: Slowing Down to Listen

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Let us Pray!

God does nothing but by prayer, and everything with it. - John Wesley Whenever I have fallen out of regularly praying and then return—either with a friend or personally in my quiet time with my prayer journal in hand—I’m always astonished to see that the answers come so quickly. It's as if I so easily… Continue reading Let us Pray!

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Connecting With God: In Prayer

Once you've found that special place to "escape" for a half hour or more, it's time to enter into God's presence. Often, it's difficult to move from the hustle and bustle of a day with kids to a peaceful heart that is still before God, yet connecting with God in prayer will take you there.… Continue reading Connecting With God: In Prayer

Homeschooling, Inspiration

Prayer Avails Much

I just love prayer. I'm so thankful that God has ordained it as the means by which He moves. I wish everyone could experience answers—miraculous answers—to prayers like I do. I believe it's God's will that everyone does, for His word tells us prayer avails much! John Wesley once said, "God will do nothing, but… Continue reading Prayer Avails Much

Homeschooling, Inspiration

Homeschooling from Overflow

Are you homeschooling from overflow or are you homeschooling on empty? Do you run out of steam halfway through the day or are you able to maintain joy and energy on the journey? God desires for us to minister to our family out of abundance, from the overflow of what He has poured into us. The… Continue reading Homeschooling from Overflow

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Strengthen Yourself in the Lord

When a circumstance or situation comes your way that seems to deflate your joy, do what David did: Strengthen yourself in the Lord. How do you do this? Following David's example, begin with praise.   Praising God even (or especially) when you don't feel like it is SO important. It's a true sacrifice. A sacrifice… Continue reading Strengthen Yourself in the Lord

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Transforming ACTS to FACTS

Have you ever heard the acronym ACTS? It’s been around for a while and is a great way to remind us how we should pray. The ACTS acronym is an especially useful tool for corporate prayer. Here’s how it’s broken down: A is for Adoration (praising God) C is for Confession (confessing our sins to… Continue reading Transforming ACTS to FACTS

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Praying God’s Word

Someone once said when you pray Scripture, it may sound like you praying to you, however, to the devil, it sounds like God. Because of this, praying God's Word is powerful and even essential if we are to walk as victors through the spiritual battles of this life. For the Word of God is quick and… Continue reading Praying God’s Word

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Prayer I: Forgiveness is Key

Who hasn't heard Jesus' words in Mark 11:24? “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” We also know He tells us that with the faith of a mustard seed, we can move mountains and whatever we ask for in His name,… Continue reading Prayer I: Forgiveness is Key