The Prison Break: Post-it Note #103

I recently referenced Acts 12 in Post-it Note #101 about Peter’s miraculous escape from prison due to the faithful prayers of the church.  But that passage had a powerful and unexpected application for me this week.   On Monday I received some very troubling news.  If was hard to take and I’ll admit it….I feel apart. …

The Pain of Answered Prayer: Post-it Note #101

The ladies in my prayer group met last night and had a sweet time of prayer.  Before praying we looked at Acts 12.  This is the story of Peter being put in prison and the church praying for his release.  With the help of an angel, the Lord miraculously breaks him out of prison and…

I Want an Answer: Post-it Note #99

I don’t know why God answers some prayers the way we want and some He doesn’t. What I do know, is that we pray any way. That prayer isn’t just a vehicle to get what we want. It’s a means of changing our hearts and minds. We might find that the “unanswered” prayer is the…

It’s Time we Talked: Post-it Note #97

My husband flew to Israel Sunday evening. He was traveling across the ocean all night while the kids and I slept in our beds (more accurately, they all tried to sleep in my bed!) On Monday morning the emails and FB messages started and the phone began to ring. “Have you heard from Michael?” “Is…

Swimming in His Blessings!: Post-it Note #77

I believe in prayer.  I know God is faithful.  I pray about practically everything.  From needing a parking place to needing food on the table.  One thing I’ve been praying about for weeks is a swimming pool.  My 11-year-old daughter is autistic and she doesn’t have any summer school this year.  She is prone to…

How Big is God? Post-it Note #74

My 4 year old is fascinated with knowing how big God is? “How big is God, Mommy?  Is He bigger than a car?” “Yes, Bria, He’s bigger than a car. “Is He bigger than a house?” “Yes, Baby, He’s bigger than a house.” “Is He bigger than EVERYTHING?” “You know we live on earth and…

Getting God’s Attention: Post-it Note #73

Though out scripture we see men and women of God facing great difficulty and trial, in need of guidance and wisdom.  David, Esther, Ezra, Nehemiah, Moses.  When these times came to them, what did they do?  What do we do?  Go to FB and spill it all out?  Get a committee together?  Or as my…

How to be Wise: Post-it Note #64

My Grandmother lived to be 91 years old.  She was a simple woman who grew up on a farm and back in that day few women graduated from high school.  She wasn’t educated, but she was wise.  There’s a big difference between education and wisdom.  Anyone can gather knowledge, life experience and information.  But few…

Post-it Note #27: Hope for America?

I was at a conference this week that was highlighting our political situation in America.  The truth of the matter is that our liberties are being stripped away one by one.  I sat there with my jaw dropping, my eyes brimming with tears and my heart breaking at how much we have lost as a…

Post-it Note #25: God Cares About Your Laundry

I have this code I try to stick to when it comes to prayers.  If I specifically ask God for something and He answers my prayers then I think if it is appropriate to share publicly, then I should share that answered prayer.  Some requests are for very private matters for you or others and…

Post-it Note #5: Prayers for Peace

Sometimes God wakes me up with people on my mind.  I know I need start praying when that happens.  Sometimes the need of people is so great God burdens us to pray on their behalf. Sometimes our prayer lists are so long we don’t know where to start.  Sometimes it’s overwhelming to watch people hurt….