Devoted

Are you devoted to prayer? Do you even know how to answer that question? Colossians 4:2-4 says, “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, […]

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The Love Cycle Prayer by Adena Hodges

I did it again!  To be honest, it happens more often than I’d like.  I get into “doing” and forget my source is found in sitting at Jesus’ feet and receiving from Him.  Too often we operate in our own strength, gifts or abilities instead of learning the flow of taking in God’s love first. […]

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Praying for Our Children by Adena Hodges

Worrying about our children comes as naturally to a parent as breathing.  We are concerned about this issue or that character trait in them.  We fear what might happen to them – accidents, trauma, abuse.  We worry about their grades, their peer relationships, their physical development.  And most of all, we desire our children to […]

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Praying for Your Spouse by Adena Hodges

A few years ago, I picked up the book “The Power of a Praying Wife” by Stormie Omartian and found it to be a great blessing in my life and in my marriage.  Practical wisdom and 30 prayers to pray give a way to daily offer your spouse to the Lord.  (There is also “The […]

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Listening Prayer by Adena Hodges

For many of us, prayer tends to be a one-sided monologue, pouring out our thoughts, needs and praises.  But God is eager to speak to us!  I love this verse from Isaiah 50:4 “…He awakens me morning by morning; He awakens my ear to hear as the learned.”  I want to wake up each morning […]

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Hope Restored By Judy Trent-Whitnack

Have you ever found something you forgot you had?  Or lost something without realizing it? When I was 31 years old, my first husband died of cancer.  In the years that followed, I struggled to raise our four young children alone, in the midst of great depression. Some months ago, I came upon a forgotten […]

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Persevering Prayer by Adena Hodges

“One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.” Luke 18:1 NLT When we don’t see the immediate answers to our prayers, it’s easy to get discouraged and quit. But Jesus taught us to persevere, to not lose heart and to always pray. Pray whether […]

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