Hallowed be Your Name

There are some very old school words in our prayer, scripture and even hymns. While I do prefer the more modern versions of the Bible, it’s comforting to hear or read words that I grew up with. The Lord’s Prayer is probably the prayer most littered with thee’s and thou’s. Let’s see how it comparesContinue reading “Hallowed be Your Name”

Holy Spirit

Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t read or seen the movie “The Shack” you may not want to continue on. It took me three attempts to watch the movie because it was too real and heartbreaking. When I finally did, I was thoroughly inspired by the characters. God is a strong Black woman, Jesus; a Middle-EasternContinue reading “Holy Spirit”

Walking with Jesus

I do guided imagery at night sometimes when I can’t sleep. It is also an effective prayer tool. Jesus saw that I was sad, grieving my sister – He asked if I would join Him on a walk. And we did, through beautiful gardens, with fragrant blooms and delightful colors. He told me that theContinue reading “Walking with Jesus”

Moved to Tears

Today in church, I was moved to crying during this song. I have heard before and always have the same reaction. Palm Sunday is such an emotionally potent day. Imagine being Jesus, you arrive to Jerusalem, the people are waving palm fronds at you, laying down their garments for your lowly donkey to walk over,Continue reading “Moved to Tears”

The Wishing Machine

Today as I hold tight onto a prayer request, hoping that Jesus will push this one through, I am reminded and have confessed to; that God is not a wishing machine. We cannot go to Him when we have exhausted all earthly attempts at solving the issue. He must be our FIRST line of defense.Continue reading “The Wishing Machine”

Psalm Pieces

I have always loved Psalm 42:1 As the deer pants for water, so I long for you, O¬†God. What a beautiful, visual reminder of our love for God, how we strive to become closer to Him. Where do you go for spiritual guidance? I love to walk in nature, surrounded by trees, water, blue skiesContinue reading “Psalm Pieces”

Pieces to Pray

Do you pray every day? With your morning coffee or before bed? Do you have a “prayer closet?” (a private, quiet place where you go specifically to pray). Do you use contemplative prayer or meditation? Maybe you journal or write poetry. Color or create art? Sing, lifting your voice to God? There is no specificContinue reading “Pieces to Pray”

Lent Pieces

Lent is an incredibly powerful time of year. We read daily scripture or stories leading up to the arrest, judgment, crucifixion, resurrection, 40 days Jesus lived on earth and the final ascension. It’s important as believers that we know WHY we are saved, the sacrifice that was made for our freedom from sin, forgiveness andContinue reading “Lent Pieces”

Prayerful Pieces

I have recently started an online study titled: “The 28 day Prayer Journey.” The reminders of why prayer with our Heavenly Father is so important are compounded with simple words of grace. Prayer connects us to God, any day, time or situation. Believe that He hears you. God WANTS to talk to you. As humanContinue reading “Prayerful Pieces”

Pandemic Discontent

We already are a people that expect change to happen fast, problems to be solved and pain to dissolve. But in light of the pandemic, we’ve had to slow w-a-y down! We’ve been forced to stay at home for our own well-being and that of others. And perhaps we started eating out of boredom. Binge-watchedContinue reading “Pandemic Discontent”