Books on Prayer

Do you have books on prayer that you love? I have a few that I just keep handy and use a lot. Two of them are by Stormie O’Martin: The Power of a Praying Wife and The Power of a Praying Mother.

To be honest, sometimes in my prayer life, I run out of words.  I want to pray for my husband, my marriage, and my children, but I don’t know what to pray for.  More

For those who feel weary

Do you ever feel weary? … chances are you do.  How do we not grow weary in this life?  The continual going and doing and taking care of and striving for change and difference.  At some point, … I get weary.

I get tired.

And I ask myself … is it worth it?

I’m trying, but I’m tired.  And continuing to grow tired with each day that passes.

And I’m wondering … what if it’s not about trying?  What if it’s about resting.  In Matthew 11:28 Jesus urges us: “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.  Resting in the One who doesn’t even have to try, but supernaturally makes it all work out for our good.  Life with Him is meant to be peaceful, restful.  Jesus continues in verse 29 ”  29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

Come to Him dear friends.  He is gentle.  He is humble in heart.  There, you will find rest.  Not like a cat-nap sort of rest, but rest for your soul.  Will you allow Him to have that kind of influence on your heart today?

I had a battle today.

The battle I had today was an inner one.

Ever have those?

The ones that really no one ever knows about but you.  It all started when my children were having fun outside in  beautiful 60 degree weather under the bright blue sky and golden sun.  They were out back … playing ever so greatly together.  I heard water running.   More

3 Year Anniversary for North Village Chruch

About 3 years ago, my husband and I started North Village Church in Austin, Texas.  Michael says he always had a desire to start a new church.  Most of my desires start and stop with food, rest and play.  Luckily, by God working in me, He gives me desires for the things of Him.  He gives me a desire to know Him.  To change and be different for Him.  To not just pursue my own pleasures, but the pleasures of Him. That really is supernatural, folks.

Well, about 5 years ago, the Lord brought Michael and I’s hearts together in this area and we started down the road of planting a church.



Do you ever have those moments where you are just struck (in a good way … not in a lightning bolt way!) and grateful to be a mom or a dad?  Unfortunately, those moments seem rare.  I’m often focused on what to do today or what I didn’t get done today or anything in-between and I’m not walking around in an attitude of gratefulness over being a mom or even a stay at home mom.

Luckily, I had one of those moments today.  More

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