Prayer – At What Cost?

Today I learned of a Christian ministry that expects each employee to spend 10% of their time in prayer.  In fact, they offer three corporate prayer times throughout the week because they put such a high value on prayer. I was intrigued by this, particularly because it brought to mind another organization, one Jerry andContinue reading “Prayer – At What Cost?”

On a Cough and a Prayer

It’s been a rough winter in our household; but hard times keep me on the look out for God at work. This week Jerry and I have been battling some infections.  The worst time is at night when a relentless hacking cough causes every muscle in my upper body to join in a chorus of rebellious spasms.Continue reading “On a Cough and a Prayer”

Crowding Out Jesus

I see it so much clearer now.  I have heard countless messages and read scores of devotionals about keeping Jesus first in our lives.  It wasn’t until i sat down to my Breakfast with Jesus that I saw how subtlety I displace Him. The morning started as each day does.  I gathered my breakfast, Bible and journal while takingContinue reading “Crowding Out Jesus”

Guilt, Need and Call

Note from Joan:  I will be “off the grid” for a short time while Jerry and I take a much needed trip to soak up some sun.  In my absence I’ll be reposting some of my favorite posts from the past.  Look for a return of new material in mid February and with it an exciting announcement about whatContinue reading “Guilt, Need and Call”

Behind the Scenes

Sometimes I feel like this is all I see of God’s picture for my life. I have a friend “Renee” who has a very real need in her life and the deadline to have this need met is rapidly approaching.  She is anxious about when and how God will answer.  Many of us are prayingContinue reading “Behind the Scenes”

Ivan the Great

I was hosting a table to recruit volunteers at church this morning when an older gentleman I don’t recall seeing before walked up holding a coffee cup.  I asked if he was interested in learning about our event.  He asked if the computers I had at my table could get to the internet.  I toldContinue reading “Ivan the Great”