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21 Days of Prayer

Pillars for God-Sized Dreams

Old news, moms. You are not superwoman. You are not supposed to be superwoman. I think moms in general are doing well fighting against our culture’s message that you should be and do everything. Are we forgetting that God intends… Continue Reading →

21 Days of Prayer-Day 21

I have never liked the end of a trip or vacation. Vivid memories still linger for me from when I was a young child. I remember a sinking feeling deep inside as we drove out of our annual beach condominium… Continue Reading →

21 Days of Prayer-Day 20

Day 20 of seeking God more intentionally than usual. Are you feeling a bit closer to Him that before? Yes? Then it’s time to rejoice! It is time to celebrate all that He has done. Thank Him for the ways… Continue Reading →

21 Days of Prayer-Day 19

By now, I hope you have realized this 21 days of prayer is about far more than just bringing our requests before God. It is about drawing near to Jesus Himself. Intentional, focused time of prayer is about being in… Continue Reading →

21 Days of Prayer-Day 18

Does this word completely confuse you? What in the world can “calibrate” have to do with prayer? For me, a little bit everything. This one word defines what occurs in my life during an intentional season of 21 days of… Continue Reading →

21 Days of Prayer-Day 17

I like to succeed. When I put effort into doing something, failure is the last result I desire to see. Every single day, I work toward many goals, and I want good to come out of them. A few years… Continue Reading →

21 Days of Prayer-Day 16

We can boldly approach God’s throne because we approach in the Name of Jesus, as discussed yesterday.  Yet, when we approach Him, what are we supposed to actually say? As an introvert, thinking of what to say can be difficult… Continue Reading →

21 Days of Prayer-Day 15

In my human nature, my personality is not characterized by boldness. My tendency is more toward fear, insecurity, and timidity. That tendency used to spill over into my prayer life. My prayers were hesitant. I resisted asking for fear that… Continue Reading →

21 Days of Prayer-Day 14

For years, I have missed out on a great blessing. But I received that blessing this morning. I have viewed my beginning of the year prayer focus as my time. I wake early, before my children, for extra time in… Continue Reading →

21 Days of Prayer-Day 13

Have you ever been guilty of having a conversation with someone without really listening to them?  Yeah, me too. As a mom, that is something I do way too often. With four children that I homeschool, constant noise and chatter… Continue Reading →

21 Days of Prayer-Day 12

Day 12 of 21. We’re just over halfway there. Are you still with me? While driving on a road trip, the middle of the journey is typically the hardest. Anticipation and excitement fill the beginning. Somewhere in the middle, they… Continue Reading →

21 Days of Prayer-Day 11

Time to be honest. I did not feel like praying this morning. I’m right smack in the middle of writing a 21 day prayer challenge, and the words just wouldn’t come as I tried to pray. Even with a prayer… Continue Reading →

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