Did You Know Charles Wesley Wrote Prayers to Sing? A Prayerful Look at Intercession Hymn #1 “For All Mankind”

In 1758, Charles Wesley published his collection of 40 Intercession Hymns. These hymns are examples of intercessory prayers set to music. Music is a good way to remember words, and singing helps people have words of prayer and scripture on their hearts and tongues throughout the day. Although Wesley’s collection of Intercession Hymns represents an … Continue reading Did You Know Charles Wesley Wrote Prayers to Sing? A Prayerful Look at Intercession Hymn #1 “For All Mankind”

Jesus. Brings. Life.

Jesus says: "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." (John 10:10 NIV) "And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will … Continue reading Jesus. Brings. Life.

Honor is Not the Same as Tolerance

When I was growing up, my mom would often vent to me about her bitterness toward people. My mom was not the kind of person people would think of as bitter. In public, she came across as quiet and kind, and a little bit quirky and eccentric. What people didn’t realize was that her compassion … Continue reading Honor is Not the Same as Tolerance

4 Things to Know about Generational Healing

Generational healing prayers are among my favorites. Why? Because I have seen such powerful changes through these prayers. Consider this: Because of the power of Christ, you have the ability today to stand in for entire generations of your family and repent for generational sin. God can bring redemption and realignment to your family line, … Continue reading 4 Things to Know about Generational Healing

The Praying Family

“Mommy, I want to pray.” Katie’s mom turned to look at her for a long moment. The rice on the stove boiled over. “Okay,” her mom said slowly. She set down the spoon and lowered the flame. “Where did this come from?” “From VBS! We learned that God likes us to pray, because it means … Continue reading The Praying Family

God Stopped the Curse

In researching my dad's side of the family tree, I discovered my 2nd great grandfather was a Civil War soldier. I never knew that. In prayer ministry and in traveling around the Southeast, I've experienced visions of pain and fire and death. At the leading of Christ, I've prayed to close the generational doors. I … Continue reading God Stopped the Curse

Got Family Stories? Someone Wants to Know

I’ve always loved history. In high school, I covered the walls of my bedroom with historical maps. It wasn’t about the dates, the who-did-what-and-where. It was about the people – the way they lived, their conversations, and the settings where their daily lives played out. When I visit an historical house, I usually spend most … Continue reading Got Family Stories? Someone Wants to Know

Family Connections and a Slice of Grapefruit

It's amazing how the simplest things can stir warmhearted memories that connect us to our families. Memories from deep in our hearts suddenly rise above the surface clutter. My childhood relationship with my mom was never easy. It's harder to remember the good than the bad. Despite all the healing and forgiveness, and the fact … Continue reading Family Connections and a Slice of Grapefruit