Wimpy Pray-er to Prayer Warrior

Wimpy Pray-er to Prayer Warrior

As the calendar page turns to reveal its fresh, empty blocks which mark the time which lies in front of me, I am struck with a sudden urge to mend my ways. Thoughts of an abundance of healthy, home cooked meals, lots of movement, stacks of new books to read, and an assortment of art supplies to try get me excited to see what the new year has in store. I like to dream about the New Me that I could become with a little more effort, planning, and self-discipline.

Then the doubt creeps in as I remember the many times in the past when similar thoughts danced through my mind. I become afraid to verbalize my dreams for fear of looking foolish within the first few weeks of my failed “New Year-New Me” efforts. So, often I let the ideas pass instead of making the effort. Can you relate to this or am I the only one who falls prey to dreaming and doubting?

If you feel called to be a Prayer Warrior, but feel more like you are entering the battlefield with a butter knife— I have something just for you.

Merry Christmas!

In the midst of the tinsel and tape, in the middle of the detritus and chaos of the day— pause and give thanks to God for His most precious Gift, who calls to us each day. Always recall that God is with us in each and every moment and He is waiting for you in the crowds and the solitude. Wherever you find yourself this year, He is with you and loves you just as you are. Merry Christmas to you and your families.

Enjoy Silence

With all of the Christmas preparations that await our attention, pause for a moment to ponder the miracle that is the birth of Christ. God is not remote, removed, disinterested. He is so passionately in love with us, so interested in our attention, that He went to great lengths to reveal Himself to us.

Interestingly, He reveals Himself most readily in silence. Recently, I was struck by the magnificence and splendor found in silence.