Don’t Ever Stop Praying

For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not keep quiet, until her righteousness goes forth like brightness, and her salvation like a torch that is burning. Isaiah 62:1 What did you used to pray for—with great passion and focus—that you no longer pray for? What prayer requests have […]

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Being Okay in Your Skin

Getting into a boat, Jesus crossed over the sea and came to His own city. Matthew 9:1 I read this the other day and it really started me thinking—Jesus got into a boat. Why would Jesus do that? He didn’t need a boat. We know that he could have walked or flown and just transported […]

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A Woman of Excellence

Now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you whatever you ask, for all my people in the city know that you are a woman of excellence. Ruth 3:11 In this day and age when women are pressured to be so many things, I find this phrase to be quite refreshing—a woman of […]

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A Different Spirit

But My servant Caleb, because he has had a different spirit and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land which he entered, and his descendants shall take possession of it. Numbers 14:24 Caleb was one of the twelve spies Moses sent to scout out the Promised Land. Ten of the spies returned […]

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Overtaken

All these blessings will come upon you and overtake you if you obey the Lord your God. Deuteronomy 28:2 I love the imagery of this verse. We associate being overtaken with bad things. We’re overtaken by things we’re typically trying to outrun—floodwaters, a severe storm, a pursuing army. That isn’t the case here. In this […]

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Four Great Reasons to Seek a Giving Heart

Here’s this week’s entry from Pray Big for Your Life. Giving is clearly one of the most misunderstood and undervalued disciplines in the Christian faith. Preachers have become notorious for their unrelenting calls for more and more money. Many churches’ mismanagement of their people’s resources has given more than a few Christ-followers a bad taste […]

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Instead of Daily Bread, How about Fresh Bread?

Friends, in just a few days you’ll receive your first Wake-Up Call of my new writing season. I want you to know of a few changes I’ve made to the format. First, they’re shorter. I’m trying to use fewer words. Second, I’ve added a closing prayer at the end of each of them. Use the […]

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More Blessed: Prayers for a Generous Spirit

  Here’s this week’s entry from Pray Big for Your Life Chapter 7 More Blessed: Prayers for a Generous Spirit  In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: “It is more blessed to give than to […]

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Flash Your Lights Please

  Last week I had a close encounter with a boat . . . . on a major highway in Austin! I was traveling along a busy road in Austin (Hwy 2222 just above Tumbleweed Hill for all you locals) at about 50 MPH when I noticed a pickup just ahead flashing its lights. It […]

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How to Pray for Your Words

Here’s this week’s entry from Pray big for Your Life. The biblical writers have given us ample ammunition for pinpoint praying so that our words will honor God and not hurt others. Here are a few verses you can use as pinpoint promises when praying for your words: He who guards his mouth and his […]

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