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
There is a story that comes with this picture. I love the water and I love boats. Always have. But I've always felt fear in a kayak. If you look closely at this photo, you will see the fear in my face. But guess what? God used this event to bring healing to my fear. … Continue reading I Vow to Be Afraid
I used to try almost anything to avoid pain (food addiction, denial, avoiding people, deciding not to care, etc.). I even caused my own pain to avoid the pain of being hurt by someone else. That may sound crazy, but if you have been in an abusive relationship, you might understand that. Little did I … Continue reading Don’t Avoid the Pain
I was asked a question about prayer from a mom who also works with children. Her concern was about how to pray for/with children who are performance-driven. We see a lot of that, especially in American society. I’m not sure about other places in the world, but in the United States, we have a way … Continue reading How Do I Pray for a Performance-Driven Child?
I was talking yesterday with a friend who just returned from Uganda. She spent several weeks with a neighborhood ministry that had requested inner healing prayer. As she shared about the desperate situation and the hunger in the people's hearts, she also lamented that she seldom finds that kind of hunger here at home. We … Continue reading Why Aren’t We Desperate?
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
Last night, I had a weird, freaky, but also amazing dream. In the dream, I was placed inside a vision and I was supposed to write about it. I was put inside the enemy camp. I was surrounded by demons of all shapes and sizes, including big ones taller than a two-story building. I could … Continue reading Amazing Dream about Inner Healing
You don't have to read very far into the book of Acts to learn how treacherous were the journeys taken by the early Christians, especially the Apostle Paul. Travel in the ancient Mediterranean was challenging in ways we can't even grasp today. When they weren't traveling by boat, they were on foot, with the danger … Continue reading Will You Take the Journey?
We all feel for others. When a loved one is down, we feel down as well. We even feel pain for people we don't know. A news broadcast might show a family that is grieving after a tornado destroys their home. We feel that pain as if it's our own. Human empathy is a beautiful … Continue reading Are You Feeling Someone’s Grief?
Imagine you're on a battlefield. Your sword is broken. Your armor has holes. Your knees are weak. You keep tripping over the ground. Your enemy taunts you, and those taunts become a torment so loud you can't hear your heart pounding. This is what it's like to be an intercessor without inner healing. Inner healing … Continue reading Why Every Intercessor Needs Inner Healing