Alyssa Haney Reflections On God’s Capacity

I had a conversation yesterday where we discussed capacity. & what I mean is that so many of us get caught up, feeling like everyone else around us has it better or is more blessed than we are. Or feeling like someone else’s problem is bigger than mine, so I need to put myself on…

AWAKE MICRO PRAYER KNOWING GOD’S CAPACITY

Are you regularly drawn to God like the way teens are to Taco Bell or whatever their favorite food stop is? When we understand how capable God is for handling the hard stuff of our lives we will keep coming back. When we know our needs will be met, we will meet with God again…

AWAKE MICRO PRAYER “YOUR WILL BE DONE”

This week I want you to know your value. Prayer imparts tremendous value to us. Our all powerful God wants to listen to us, hear us. The Lord’s Prayer is giving us a gift of value. It is a gift of relational tenderness. This prayer shows us the character and softness of God.  It’s only in the strength of good relationship we can say, “YOUR WILL BE DONE” Matthew 6:10 To say to anyone let alone God “your will be done” requires a whole lot of trust. You chose where we eat dinner. Your will for what show we watch tonight. Your…

AWAKE MICRO PRAYER “THY KINGDOM COME”

When you encounter Jesus a whole lot comes with him. His initiative to save, connect us to himself, change the atmosphere, fill our bodies, and bring us to life are a first taste of the WHOLE LOT WE GET. In John 15 we read how disconnected from Jesus we can do nothing. For those who…

AWAKE MICRO PRAYER GROUPS

 Start at your point of need.   Cultivating a life of prayer is born out of God the Father drawing you to HIMSELF. In John 6:44 Jesus says, “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day.”  If you feel pulled toward God right now, know this is the Father’s pull.  It isn’t from human origin or personal effort it comes from your Father.  The Psalms are often real and full of the cuts of life, the rub, the nagging troubles we can face and simultaneously…

Gratitude Advent

Advent CHALLENGE Give yourself the gift of perspective. WE ALL NEED MORE GRATITUDE The first known snowflake photographer, Wilson Bentley (1865-1931), wrote this:“Under the microscope, I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen and appreciated by others. Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated. When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost. Just that much beauty was gone, without leaving any record behind.”Each day has beauty that will never happen again. There is beauty that once you sleep will be…

THE CAT THAT GOT AWAY BEDTIME STORIES FOR SALEM

WELL Salem it’s about time for finding a cold floor on a hot day and let the joy of sleeping cool take over. You have lived most of your life in warm climates. Haiti I’m sure still fills your mind with some great memories. One of the ones I hold dear is when your mom…

Dear Twenty-Something Alyssa Haney

A day I was looking for Jesus Do you ever wish you could go back to a certain point in your life and just hug yourself? Tell that girl laying in bed crying herself to sleep, suffocating in unworthiness, that she is so much more than how she feels right then, in that season of…