When I was doing my student teaching in Paraguay every Friday (or was it every day?) we would do a Bible Story time. At the end of the time we would take prayer requests. My students were five and six years old, so some of those prayer requests were just gems. We prayed for hamsters … Continue reading Praying for Others
This week at Bible study we made prayer jars. We decorated washed out salsa and pickle jars and then filled them up with people we want to pray for. It was really cool listening to the Holy Spirit and writing down names of the most important people in my life. The purpose of the prayer … Continue reading Intentional and Specific Prayer
Remember in the gospels when Jesus teaches us how to pray? He models for us how we should come before God. We acknowledge who God is - our Father, who art in heaven. We acknowledge how holy God is - hallowed by thy name. We acknowledge our fallenness, our separateness, our need and we acknowledge our desire … Continue reading Prayer Pictures
In a week and a half I will fly to Minneapolis to attend training for my job this summer as Area Director with YouthWorks. (Woohoo!) This evening on my walk home back from the grocery store I was thinking about the kinds of things I want to tell my Site Directors this summer. I was … Continue reading Powerful Prayer
I know that Lent is almost upon us because today my Michigan friends were posting pictures of paczkis on Facebook. And yes I had to look up how to spell that word. Growing up Baptist Lent was not something I observed or practiced or even knew anything about. Once my world expanded a little bit … Continue reading Lent this Year
The first (and until today, only) time I have participated in Lent was during college. I gave up fast food. Not to lose weight! But because I realized I was spending a ridiculous amount of money on fast food I didn't need. Not that anyone really needs fries and a shake, but what I mean is … Continue reading Lent & Yoga
This week we had a group visiting the ministry, which means I got to sit in the back of a few of my classes instead of teaching them. It also means I gave my first historical tour of the capital yesterday!! Did you know that the oldest church in the Americas is located in Santo … Continue reading Check this out!