Archives for April 2011

Barbados’ role in the Revolutionary War

How are George Washington, Barbados, small pox and the Revolutionary War connected? Unless you're familiar with the obscure yet interesting story, you might be thinking "nothing!"  But that's hardly the truth.  In fact, it could well be that the Barbados-small pox connection to the Revolutionary War was a key aspect in the troops' eventual success.  You see, George Washington spent … [Read more...]

What then is prayer? (part 3)

For the past two nights, I've reflected on my ever-expanding notion and perception of prayer, looking at Scripture and Worship and Silence and Life.  In tonight's final post of this series, I look at Love and how that can also become prayer, and close out these three reflections with some concluding thoughts. Love “Jesus replied: 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with … [Read more...]

What then is prayer? (part 2)

Last night I began asking the question "What then is prayer?".  Tonight's post continues the discussion to look at how Silence and Life can also become prayer. Silence As a homeschooling mother of ten children who are home all day with me and a woman who prefers to be alone, silence is quite likely my favorite form of prayer! However, I have always felt pressured to perform, or at … [Read more...]

What then is prayer? (part 1)

“Pray by myself, Mom?” “Yes, go ahead.” And with that four-year-old Kia bowed his head, folded his hands, scrunched up his eyes and prayed, thanking God for his breakfast. It was a sight that makes a mom's heart swell with thanksgiving and hope – hope that at even a young age, prayer is becoming central to his life. And yet, prayer is so much bigger than praying before meals, … [Read more...]

Mini-retreats with the Lord

With all that you have going on, why do you write?  Why do you blog daily?  Isn't it a burden? I've often been asked these questions and until recently, didn't ever have very good answers.  I love to write.  I love being able to speak into others' lives in meaningful ways.  I love the opportunity to be used by God to minister through the written word.  But what is it about blogging … [Read more...]