3 Prayers to Pray for Those You Love

I have a prayer journal that I keep for each of my grandkids. After all, I have 14 grandchildren and my prayers for each of them were too many to fit all in one journal! I often borrow prayers from the New Testament book of Ephesians when I am praying for both my kids and…

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3 Habits to Let Go of in Order to Nurture Contentment

The wilderness is bleak and barren. I remember while traveling in Israel and Egypt several years ago, Steve and I went to the Sinai Desert. I have to tell you; it was barren for miles! I’ve always been a bit hard on the Israelites who complained in the desert and murmured against God… until I…

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He Came Not Only as the Lamb, but as the Lion of Judah

Last night as we were snuggled on a couch watching a movie, my husband, Steve, told me about a friend who had a mountain lion come up on his deck. I got to be honest, that would freak me out! Steve, however, a lover of wildlife encounters, thought it was pretty wonderful. That conversation got…

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Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly with God

Recently, I (Becky) had the opportunity to speak to a group of civic leaders. In that message, I referenced Micah 6:8 where the prophet answers the question, “What does the Lord require?” The Lord wants leaders to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. Let’s lean into that a bit and see what…

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Listen before You Lead

Mother Teresa has always intrigued me because of her godly servant leadership. She was a tiny but powerful woman who didn’t use manipulation, money, or magnetism to influence people. Instead, Mother Teresa was known as a humble listener. You would think that would have hurt her leadership. I mean – to influence people, don’t you…

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Remember Who You Are and What Your Calling Is

The other day I overheard a conversation between my 5-year-old grandson, Noah, and his Mama. Noah said, “Everett’s mom says, ‘Talk to me like I’m the Queen!’” Ah, that’s solid wisdom right there!  In our world of harsh and caustic words, it can be easy to internalize the words of others and allow them to…

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Advertising God’s Wisdom

We are living in some of the most polarized times in history. Yet, at this particular moment in history, God has appointed you to be alive. His plan and purpose are that you advertise His love and wisdom to the world. So, how are you doing at fulfilling your life calling?  I read these verses…

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The Wisdom of Withdrawing

One of the most profound verses in the gospels to me personally is Luke 5:16, “But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” I find it so intriguing that the physician Luke was the one who made this observation. The demands of Jesus’ ministry were great. Everyone wanted a piece of Him. If you’re…

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4 Injections of Hope from Psalm 99

Psalm 99 is loaded with good news. As I was reading it this morning and praying for you, my readers, I realized that tucked in this worship song are four injections of hope! Are you ready? You might write them down as reminders for this new week! The LORD Reigns (Psalm 99:1). It might feel like…

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