Simple Prayer #34

Can you think back to a time when a friend really came through for you? Maybe you found yourself with a flat tire and they instantly came to your aid. Or perhaps you weren't feeling very well and they brought over to you your favorite home-cooked meal. Whatever the situation or circumstance you were in,…

Simple Prayer #33

Imagine this scenario: A husband telling his wife how much he loves her and declaring how beautiful she is to him. He is constantly telling her she is the love of his life and of his unending love for her. But what if his actions proved otherwise? For example, every time his wife speaks, he…

Simple Prayer #32

Every teenager, at some point in their lives, can tell of a time when they were forced by their parents to do something that they did not want to do; clean their room, pick up after the dog, or wake up early Saturday mornings to do yard work (I still have flashbacks of that memory)…

Simple Prayer #31

Our lives are shaped by little details. Big decisions are not made without those smaller parts that come before it. That's why these pieces that, at first glance, may seem so insignificant and inconsequential are, in reality, all a part of the bigger picture. One component that will always offset and keep our lives imbalanced…

Simple Prayer #30

Beside an old dirt country road, there is a little house that sits against the backdrop of the setting sun. The chirping sounds of the crickets are faint, and the glittering lights of fireflies are sprinkled throughout the field. From the outside, you can see a soft, faint glow flickering through the windows and, right…

Simple Prayer #29

Everybody, at some point, was a beginner at something. They may have gained their knowledge through being self-taught or mastered their craft by observing a teacher or guide. Forging a path on one's own and by way of self-discipline is not impossible, but it can be a heavier burden to carry than learning from one…

Simple Prayer #28

There are many people today who feel like they can't catch a break. Bills, unexpected expenses, issues at work, relationship problems, a difficult child, may all seem to roll in like waves, one after the other, and never seem to subside. Or perhaps, it may feel like they come in all at once, like a…

Simple Prayer #27

Whether you are a student, working professional, homemaker, caregiver, fitness trainer, or anywhere else in between, you are familiar with tests. It could be a school exam to test knowledge, a workplace test to measure efficiency, or an exercise test to analyze strength. Tests are a standard way of assessing one's capabilities and understanding in…

Simple Prayer #26

"I know exactly what you are going through." We may have heard those words coming from a well-intentioned friend doing their best to give us encouragement during a rough time. But sometimes, what we are going through is so difficult and complex to explain, it's hard to believe anyone could truly understand how we feel…

Simple Prayer #25

There are billions of travelers all throughout the world today. Even if you are at home, you are a traveler. William Wordsworth once said, "We are travelers between life and death." How have your travels been so far? God promises that when we travel with Him, we can give our burdens to Him and that…