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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…

THINGS NOT TO DO WITH HORSES BEDTIME STORIES FOR ADDISYN, BROOKLYN, AND KAMRYNN

GIRLS have you ever fallen asleep in an unusual place? I have a time or two. When I had just started school I would be super tired come evening. I have a talent for going to sleep just about anywhere. When I was about 5, a milking barn was my favorite place. Our paper towels…

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…

Do Not Lose Heart

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CAMELS IN CAIRO, BEDTIME STORIES FOR MERRICK AND ATTICUS

MERRICK and ATTICUS from the moment you get off the airplane you know you are somewhere you have never been before. Have you ever flown on a an airplane? When you land in Egypt you know right away this isn’t Miami. This isn’t Maui. This isn’t like anywhere else in the world. Cairo is a city of activity, and a lot of it at night because it is so hot during the day. When you get off the plane you are scanned for a fever. All the security feels a bit nerve-wracking! We had a guide named Mohammed picking us…

Acts 20 Characteristics of the Holy Spirit

Paul had the power of God a complete and total infilling of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit was upon him and within him. There is a passage in the old testament which comes to mind, “not by power nor by might but by my Spirit says the Lord” and this is especially true in this Acts 20 passage. The earth is surrounded by atmosphere for breathing and for life, in a similar way Paul is both filled and surrounded by the Spirit of God. Paul had the strength to travel and teach as directed by the Spirit of God. Jesus…