12 Day Prayer Journal: Day 5

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Day 5 My youngest daughter is as strong-willed as they come. Independent, smart, and confident. But when she came home from college for a holiday, I noticed something different about her. She had a little bit of a stutter step, an uneven walk that lacked the gung-ho attitude she left with. A few days into her visit, we sat … Read more

12 Day Prayer Journal: Day 4

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Day 4 Wise minds and kind hearts – would you define your children that way? Next in our Scripture passage, the writer prays for – all wisdom (Col. 1:9). For children (and even some adults!), this definitely sounds like a contradiction in terms. This wisdom Paul prays for is the knowledge of first principles and the foundation of … Read more

12 Day Prayer Journal: Day 3

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Day 3 Before we watch a family movie, I go online to check language, scenes, and themes. Most of the time, I find great advice, but I have learned not to rely solely on the opinion of others to make right choices for my family. A phrase, an attitude, even some slight disrespect might be missed or dismissed by someone else. One of the biggest … Read more

12 Day Prayer Journal: Day 2

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Day 2 Wait! Before we begin, do you have your journal or notebook and a Bible? The Apostle Paul lovingly explains to his church family that he prays for them “to be filled.” (Col. 1:9) What does that mean? Jesus explained it when He taught, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have … Read more

12 Day Prayer Journal: Day 1

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DAY 1 When the adorable brood of ducklings along our lakefront grew into waddling adults, I said to my 9 year old, “Oh no, how will we tell which one is the mama now?” “Oh Gran-D,” she replied. “That’s easy. She is the one who stands guard and eats last.” Well, there you have it. Every … Read more


There is one thing I always come back to.  Sometimes, I come crawling back to it.  Sometimes I come crying back to it.  Somehow, some way, I come back to the only thing I can’t live without; the constant dialogue I have in my mind and my heart, with my perfect Father.   Some people call … Read more