Hearing God’s Voice

Hearing God’s Voice

Have you ever thought, “If I just pray more often, or harder, I’ll get closer to God and be able to hear His voice”? I certainly have. But then I read this beautiful verse in my Bible. “Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me and he who...
Can God Use You?

Can God Use You?

(What an honor! This article is also featured as CBN’s Daily Devotion.) “God can’t use me.” Have you ever thought that? I confess that in my early Christian walk, I felt that way at times. But I have since learned that the statement is not only...
Give Thanks.

Give Thanks.

“Give Thanks.” It’s such a small phrase, isn’t it? What circumstance prompts this phrase most often? What comes to mind for you? Perhaps family gathered together around a table to say grace…or maybe a Thanksgiving tradition where each person takes turn around the...
Teardrops in the Sand

Teardrops in the Sand

  “You have taken account of my wanderings; Put my tears in Your bottle.” —Psalm 56:8 NASB [This post is an excerpt from Week Four of HAGAR: Rediscovering the God Who Sees Me] Read Genesis 21:15–16. Picture the scene in your mind. Describe the desperation of the...
Kick-Start Your Quiet Time

Kick-Start Your Quiet Time

I’ll never forget the day. I was a new Christian and sat down for what I knew would be barely a 5-minute Quiet Time. Convicted, I confessed to God, “I know something has been standing in the way. I wake up and rush to work and barely spend a few minutes with...
In His Presence

In His Presence

Friends, as we enter a new year, I’d like to try something new. From time to time, in place of formal devotionals, I thought I’d share some personal writings from my journal. It might include a poem or a prayer, or something else God places on my heart. The...

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