Category Archives: Contemplative Prayer

How to Be Still with God

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  Everyone keeps saying “be still with God” but what does that even mean? How do you do it? That’s a really good question, and it’s why I created the 7-Day Prayer Challenge as a free gift for you. The 7-Day Prayer Challenge will help you understand what it means to be still with God and…

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Your relationship with God is counting on honesty, but you can’t even be honest with yourself about how you really feel. In this post, learn to discover your true feelings and use them to strengthen your relationship with God.

When Overcome Doesn’t Even Begin to Describe It

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  Hello to everyone! I’m going to try something new today. Today I want you to picture for me something you’ve seen in your life. Something that has driven you mad or something that has brought you great pleasure. It doesn’t matter which. Now do something for me. Enter into that scene as best you…

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Life ever feel impossible? Like you aren't sure how you can make it through the day? In this post, find encouragement and a way to carry on.

How to Keep Going When Life Seems Impossible

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Am I the only one who feels like life is downright impossible some days? Like it’s just too much to handle, and I can’t possible go on. I was talking to God about this in my prayer journal the other day. I’ve been up to my neck in deadlines. I’m barely turning in my writing…

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Let's draw names this Christmas. Get a chance to win some great gifts!

A Christmas Gift for You

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  Hello! Happy Advent and Merry Christmas! I couldn’t let this season of celebrating Jesus’ birth go by without giving you some gifts! But since there are so many of you and just one of me, it’s going to have to be more of a let’s-draw-names-for-Christmas situation this year. To put your name in the hat…

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Let’s be honest, you really don’t have time to pray. You’ve got kids, and grandkids, and responsibilities that would make anyone’s head spin. But it is exactly that overwhelmed feeling you are living with that is the #1 reason you should start a daily prayer routine. In this post, find out how.

Are These 3 Things Robbing You of Your Prayer Time?

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  You know the drill. You resolve to set aside time to pray, but then everything that could possibly go wrong does, and prayer time never happens. If you ask me, this is no coincidence. Spending time with God is powerful, and if you haven’t noticed, there is a force in this world that definitely…

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Living with an overwhelmed to-do list? Craving a girl’s night out? In this post, get help on even the hardest days.

Why I Think You Should Take Prayer Off Your To-Do List

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  We’ve all been there — we plan a girl’s night out for weeks, making arrangements with friends, finding a babysitter, and getting things all taken care of so it’s easy sailing while we are gone. Then, at the last minute, something comes up. Maybe your kid gets sick. Maybe it’s your friend. But somebody…

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Do you ever wonder why you feel so overwhelmed with life...why you are living such a hectic life? What if we are all doing it for the same basic reason? In this post, learn the secret so you can start fighting against it.

The Secret Reason We are All So Busy

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  This morning I was sitting in our blue recliner while the rest of the house slept. It was my prayer time — the only time of day when peace seems almost guaranteed and quiet is the norm. I read God’s word, as I always do, and then I sat in silence. That’s when I…

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Ever feel like you are just trying to survive until bedtime? In this post, find a way to make it better.

A Message for Every Exhausted Mom

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Several years ago, it was just an ordinary day. I was exhausted and trying to meet the needs of my two little boys while they complained about the food, ignored my requests to pick up toys, and fought about who had the toy first. I was worn out and just trying to survive until bedtime. My dad happened to be…

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