Wrangling Monkeys

Wrangling Monkeys

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against...
Until We Cease to Breathe

Until We Cease to Breathe

During an intense season of prayer for our younger son, I wore a locket that held two tiny phrases: “only by Your power” (Psalm 44:3), and “only by prayer” (Mark 9:29). The weight of that necklace against my chest reminded me to pray with hope. In the account of Mark...
Until We Cease to Breathe

Therefore, I Believe

I was reminded recently of a responsive prayer from Celtic Daily Prayer (From the Northumbria Community, revised version, 2000, pp. 22-23) that stirs my hope and strengthens my desire to trust. I hope it does the same for you. Lord, You have always given bread for the...
Until We Cease to Breathe

The Absurdity of Hope

I hoped for good, but evil came; I looked for light, darkness came instead. –Job 30:26, author’s paraphrase “Can we talk as soon as possible?” she messaged. Our schedules didn’t line up for three more days. When we were able to talk, she shared that her...