Month: October 2017

I didn’t say goodbye…

These are the words that I shared at the beginning of the service honoring Ben’s life.  He was greatly loved by many not just me… I can still remember the day Ben and I met back in 2003 like it was yesterday.  I was…

Funerals make me think about things I don’t want to…

A few years ago, I would never have imagined planning a funeral.  I wouldn’t have wanted to think about what that would entail and how that process would even come together in a few short days.  I hadn’t spent any time thinking about what…

Pray about it, don’t just talk about it!

I listened as my friend detailed her troubles with her husband and her children and when she finished I told her I would be praying for her.  We hung up the phone and I sat convicted, why didn’t I just go ahead and pray…

Every One of Us Is a Prayer Warrior…

A few years ago, I decided that I wanted to work on being a prayer warrior. Ben had gone through his first brain surgery and was in the best health of his life. We were incredibly thankful for the hundreds of people who had been praying for him and we both longed to be able to pray for others in return. He asked me one day why I always referred to others as prayer warriors, but didn’t think of myself as one. And he encouraged me to step out in faith and change my mind about myself!

God Doesn’t Rank Our Prayers… Even if We Do

I looked around the room at the women gathered and tried desperately not to make eye contact with the leader. There was no way I was going to let her put me on the spot by asking me to pray in this huge group of ladies. Maybe if I kept my head down long enough someone else would volunteer before I felt the pressure. Does this sound familiar or is it just me?