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Diane Strack

Blogs & Studies from Diane Strack

About Author Diane Strack
Diane Strack has spent more than three decades speaking, writing, and mentoring women and students through the pages of the living Scriptures. She is the co-founder of Student Leadership University, the global, premier leadership training for more than 200,000 students, educators, and ministry leaders. Diane is the author of New Start for Single Moms, a transformational mentoring program. Diane’s life verse is Ephesians 3:20 and she teaches, “Dare to believe that God is able to do more than you can even imagine.”


12 Day Prayer Journal

Introduction
You are beginning your 12-Day Prayer Journey.Paul, inspired by the Holy Spirit, shared his heartfelt prayer for those he loved: 9 For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all …


12 Day Prayer Journal: Day 1

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 …


12 Day Prayer Journal: Day 2

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 …


12 Day Prayer Journal: Day 3

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 …


12 Day Prayer Journal: Day 4

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 …


12 Day Prayer Journal: Day 5

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 …


12 Day Prayer Journal: Day 6

Day 6
When my energetic little girl turned five, she came to sit with me in “big” church. I was optimistic, having explained thoroughly, I thought, how important it is to be still during the sermon. It began well – coloring, looking at books, and smiling in that adorable way that makes …