Remembering the Good Things

I’ve been praying for a medical miracle. This week’s edition of Mid-Week Miracle comes to you the day after I’m scheduled for total hip replacement surgery. I continue to pray fervently to avoid the scalpel, so that plan could change. Yes, I believe God still works miracles of healing today. I’ve seen a woman I…

The Fruit of Persistent Prayer

I truly believe God answers every prayer by responding with one of three answers: 1. Yes (my personal favorite). 2. No. 3. Hang on and I’ll get back to you (my least favorite). Hearing God say “no” is hard, but I particularly dislike waiting for his answer. Paul asked God three times to remove the…

Episode 66

This week is a really big week for the church. I saw a graphic on Facebook that said “A lot can happen in seven days” and to prove it, the graphic contained side-by-side line drawings of a palm branch, a crown of thorns, a cross on a hill, and a stone rolled away from a…

God Speaks Your Language

God recently spoke to a friend of mine in a way that only a mother with young children could understand. I instantly connected with the Play-Doh illustration God used to impress the truth upon her heart. The connection formed from fond memories of molding the colorful clay into various shapes with my daughter when she…

Episode 65

Ever feel ignored by God? Like he’s withholding answers to the prayers you’ve desperately prayed? We may feel like he’s holding out on us at times, but that’s not true. According to the verses I read in today’s episode of the Believe & Speak podcast, God does not withhold good things from us. When God…

Hope in Darkness

Hello! Did you remember to wear green today? I had my daughter give me a manicure with hand-painted shamrocks. I always do something special for St. Patrick’s Day because it’s a significant date to me, even though I’m not Irish. Twenty-five years ago today, my son Sam, who was not quite three weeks old at…

Episode 64

Today’s episode was inspired by the word “inconceivable” from last week’s declaration. If you missed Episode 63, I encourage you to listen and then repeat the declaration from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians that I gave you. I firmly believe that speaking declarations drawn from the Bible empowers our tongues with truth. That’s why every…

Episode 63

Ephesians 3:20-21 promises us that God is able to do amazing things THROUGH us! We are his workmanship and we are his vessels. We are crafted and created to do amazing things. In fact, we can’t even imagine what God can do—and WILL do—through us. Let’s not limit our thinking. Let’s allow our imaginations to…

Episode 62

Hebrews 11 is referred to by many as “The Hall of Faith.” Today’s episode covers the first six verses of that chapter, and I hope it will encourage your walk of faith. You and I demonstrate faith when we’re confident that God will keep his promises. We demonstrate faith when we’re certain of what we…

Episode 61

The book of Proverbs is filled with wise sayings. Today we focus on two verses that speak of the benefits of loving and worshiping God. There is no reason to cower in fear when you stand in awe of God. Proverbs 14:26 says that confidence and strength flood our hearts when we live in awe…