The Single Mom & The Son that Wants to Live with Dad

Could you help?  I got this heartbreaking email from a fellow single mom and I knew it was going to be tough one by the first line:  “My Mommy’s heart was broken yesterday…” It’s your worst fear.  How do you face fear in the face and “get your brave on” when your son decides he […]

30 Days of Thankful Prayer Day 30: Boldness

“Father, thank you for having our back and promising that we can do anything if we ask for it in Your name. Oh Father, today help us to be BOLD. We don’t allow our prayers to be big enough. Maybe we’re scared or embarrassed to ask for what we REALLY need and want. But, you […]

30 Days of Thankful Prayer Day 29: Change

“Father, thank you for being the one that can change us. We can try diets, new exercises, or ten-step plans for a better life, but surrendering to You is the only thing that will last. Help us to celebrate the change you have made in our lives, instead of constantly feeling guilty for our mistakes. […]

30 Days of Thankful Prayer Day 28: Comfort

“Father, thank you for providing us with everlasting comfort. Everything else is just a big fake. Forgive us for looking other places to find comfort. Food, shopping, friends, and family are just a temporary fix. They replace what we really need, a deep connection to You. Lord, hold us! Please wrap Your loving arms around […]

30 Days of Thankful Prayer Day 27: Never Giving Up

“Father thank you for NEVER giving up on us. Family might fail us, friends might abandon us, but You endure through every circumstance. Lord, since You are the source and perfect expression of love (1 John 4:7-8); we know that YOU never give up us, YOU never lose faith in us, YOU are always hopeful, […]

30 Days of Thankful Prayer Day 26: Making it Personal

“Father, thank you for be a personal kind of God. So intimate in your relationship with us that You call us by name. During those moments when we can’t stop thinking about how afraid we are, remind us of this promise.“ Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down […]

30 Days of Thankful Prayer Day 25: Meeting Needs

“Father, thank you for seeing value in us! Thank you for the promise that You will take care of every physical and emotional need. For You say, “Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him […]

30 Days of Thankful Prayer Day 24: Cleaning Up Our Mess

“Father, thank you for being the kind of God that we can come to when not everything is perfect. Well, let’s be honest, when everything is a complete mess. We can come to you begging, screaming, and pouring out our soul! Today, let us follow the example of Hannah in the Bible who said, “I […]

30 Days of Thankful Prayer Day 23: Forgiveness

“Father, thank you for you scandalous forgiveness! Please remind me today that Your forgiveness is for everyone. It’s for bad guys and good guys, mean girls and nice girls, and even for messed up me. It’s right there in Your word, “Christ’s one act of righteousness brings a right relationship with God and new life […]

30 Days of Thankful Prayer Day 22: No Score

“Father, thank You for never defining us by our past mistakes or so-called limitations! So, why do we? Thank you for defining us only as Your child. That’s it. (Romans 8:15-17) Oh Lord, help us to look in the mirror and be thankful for the way You see us instead of clouded by the mistakes […]