Prayer Should Be Like Twitter – Let Your Words Be Few (31 Days / Day 8)

If you have been an avid, traditional, free-hand prayer journaler then your sharpest adaptation curve in structured prayer journaling may be in using fewer words, but let me liberate you with this scripture: Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words…

One Sure-Fire Way to See the Hand of God (31 Days / Day 7)

When I began structured prayer journaling in 2001 I was not prepared to discover this. It only took a little a while, but then I saw It! When I would go back and review my entries and God’s responses, I could see His hand working in my life. Let me say it this way: Through structured prayer journaling, I can see the hand of God!…

How I Began Structured Prayer Journaling (31 Days / Day 5)

It’s funny how a small gift can change a person’s life. That is what happened to me years ago when my Auntie Bev gave me a prayer journal like I had never before seen. It was the kind of gift that keeps on giving. Here’s an older video from right when I first started blogging. It shares how I began prayer journaling, and my initial…

Powerful Prayer Tip Tuesday – Why Prayer Doesn’t Work!

“Prayer works!” is one of my least favorite phrases in all of Christendom. I love prayer. I love the intimacy prayer provides me and my heavenly Father. I do believe prayer is profitable. I do believe prayer is effective. I do NOT believe “prayer works.” Shocked? Welcome to Powerful Prayer Tip Tuesday! When we use the phrase, “Prayer works!” only when God answers our prayers…

Powerful Prayer Tip Tuesday – 6 Questions for a Happy & Spiritually Healthy Life

“Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.” Proverbs 27:6 NIV Welcome to Powerful Prayer Tip Tuesday! Once there was a woman who planned to leave her husband and kids to pursue her dreams. On Facebook she veiled her true intentions with posts about being afraid of trying new things and hoping to have the courage to chase her dreams. Many…

Powerful Prayer Tip Tuesday – Lean In

Watching TV with my man is like eating candy from a box of chocolates. Sometimes he chooses well and sometimes not so much. Last Saturday night my husband’s choice was a golf documentary (yawn). I was barely listening when someone by the name of Chi Chi Rodriguez got my attention. I don’t typically expect to hear good theology in documentaries about golf, but this hall…