Behind Closed Doors

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Philippians 4:6 NIV) “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will rewardContinue reading “Behind Closed Doors”

Claim Your Inheritance

This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?” God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children. And we know we are goingContinue reading “Claim Your Inheritance”

Keep Calm and Stay Royal

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. (1 Peter 2:9 NIV) I’ve been a royal enthusiast ever since I was a little girl, and in the wake of theContinue reading “Keep Calm and Stay Royal”

See a Need, Meet a Need

The man went into the Temple with them, walking back and forth, dancing and praising God. Everybody there saw him walking around and praising God. They recognized him as the one who sat begging at the Temple’s Gate Beautiful and rubbed their eyes, astonished, scarcely believing what they were seeing. The man threw his armsContinue reading “See a Need, Meet a Need”

Time is Not the Enemy

He has made everything beautiful in its time. (Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV) When England’s handsome Prince William didn’t propose sooner to his then long time girlfriend, Kate Middleton, she was ungraciously nicknamed “Waity Kaitie.” On their engagement interview, however, William explained that his decision to wait was an opportunity for Kate to see if that’s the kindContinue reading “Time is Not the Enemy”

Lord of Life

“I am the resurrection and the life.” (John 11:25 NIV) There’s a common theme in every resurrection story we read about in the Bible. After funeral arrangements were made and some of the dead were ready to be buried (or were already buried), Jesus came along and disrupted the funeral progression. The son of theContinue reading “Lord of Life”