Browsing All posts tagged under »Prayer«

sing in faith.

December 7, 2010


sometimes, moments in life give us a glimpse of heaven. joy bursts through every fiber of our earthly being and it’s not enough to stumble over words in order to explain how He’s provided or come through in a moment of need. sometimes, situations around us just overwhelm. sickness, family issues, debt, insecurities, loss of […]


December 2, 2010


Over the past few weeks, one of the constants getting me through has been the knowledge of a few prayer warriors approaching the throne on my behalf. I’d shoot a text message or email or a half-hearted whisper in the midst of a stress-induced situation, and immediately I’d feel peace. I’d like to do the […]

cheaper than leather shoes

April 6, 2010


She glances at the man out of the corner of her eye and quickly wipes the stray tear inching down her cheek. Her body aches. With a resigned sigh, she crosses her legs and pulls her jacket closer to her skin. What’s underneath would hardly count for clothing, and she silently hopes she won’t be […]

foster care: relationships

March 28, 2010


“To give birth is incredible. To foster a child is divine.” A foster mom told me this after a brief freak-out. This whole process – paperwork, studying, collecting data and preparing to be responsible for living and breathing but broken human beings – definitely overwhelms at times. And Thursday night, in the midst of documentation and […]

how quickly we forget

March 23, 2010


I woke up this morning burdened for Haiti. I sat and did my 750 words and the only thing that came out was how I missed it and how the orphans were calling out to me and how I felt absolutely helpless to do anything except pray for their freedom. And then I forgot. I […]

the inner you

March 3, 2010


i am so excited to introduce you guys to my friend kelly. i met her on twitter – and there’s never a moment where i don’t feel encouraged because of her words and authenticity. her story? incredible. her struggle with self-image? parallel to my own. i encourage you to get to know her. go check out […]

thin places: red dirt faith

February 10, 2010


her elbows merging with my own on her way down, the rocks digging into my skin when we hit the ground, the look on her sister’s face when she realized she was having another seizure – i remember it all. i was 17, fresh out of high school, and in the jungles of Haiti. i […]

when the Healer shows.

February 10, 2010


I wasn’t expecting it to hurt. I was in the shower when God told me. I knew we were about to go through one of the toughest things we experienced in our marriage.  And I was right. Well, God was right. Russ came home and said the words I knew he was going to say. […]

kairos pt. 2 – ronel

January 30, 2010


About a week ago, I posted about Amos, an incredible little boy who needed to be reunited with his family. Since then, I have been introduced to countless precious faces reunited with their forever families. And then I heard of Ronel. I actually already knew who he was. Jamie Ivey posted a blog about him […]


January 23, 2010


i’m sitting here, cuddled in my duvet and propped up against some pillows, absolutely exhausted by anxiously waiting. any minute now…any moment….Amos will be reunited with his mom and dad. that’s right. you read that correctly. earlier this evening, as they were setting up for a benefit in houston, the iveys received word that Amos […]