Prayers Are Answered

This morning in my driver’s ed class, I was studying with one of my friends. We were quizzing each other on homework questions, and we began to tell stories about car accidents we had been in. I told him about an accident I had been in (my mom wrote a post about it on her blog, My Way…

Verse of the Week | Acts 12:16

‚ÄčBut Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished. – Acts 12:16 I heard a message about this passage recently, so credit for the post’s inspiration goes to the Holy Spirit and the speaker at our church. ūüôā I’m sure most of you know this story –…

Verse of the Week | Ecclesiastes 2:11

‚ÄčThen I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun. – Ecclesiastes 2:11, KJV A couple days ago, I began to study Ecclesiastes. It occurred to…

How to Cast Your Cares

Lately, things have been extra busy for me! It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and begin complaining, but here are some things that really help me to keep my head on straight. The most important thing I do is to spend time with God. Reading his Word, talking to him, and worshipping him calm me down,…

Verse of the Week | Psalm 141:4

‚ÄčIncline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties. – Psalm 141:4 The other morning, I read this verse in my study of Psalms. I thought it was a superb metaphor – eating treats compared with “indulging” in a…

Physical Prayers

One thing I believe God has taught me about lately is the connection between the soul and the body, especially in prayer and worship. I read about it in The Screwtape Letters and my dancer devotional, and I have heard at least one or two speakers talk about it recently. Maybe God was trying to get…

Verse of the Week | Psalm 134:1

‚ÄčBehold, bless ye the LORD, all ye servants of the LORD, which by night stand in the house of the LORD. – Psalm 134:1 When I read this verse one morning, I wondered what the last phrase meant in context. Those the speaker was addressing are thought to have been priests and Levites who watched…

Vulnerability

Last Thursday, my mom and I went to a Jason Gray concert. Jason talked a lot about being vulnerable, not only to let other people get close to you, but to be completely open to the Holy Spirit. I thought that was so good! Being vulnerable to God’s Holy Spirit is one of the best…

Watch the Leaves Go By

At church last Sunday, my mom and I were teaching children’s church. She had the kids play a game in which they took turns saying what they liked about fall, and each kid down the line had to remember in order what the other kids had said. They had many good thoughts, like roasting marshmallows,…

Verse of the Week | Philippians 4:6

‚Äč Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: – Philippians 4:6, KJV I thought of this verse because of a song I love by Jason Gray, called “Becoming.” I am miles from where I was Yet so…