Grateful, after all these years!

Grateful, after all these years, serving our Lord! Do you keep a grateful journal? It’s a critical tool for good thinking and spiritual health. But it’s been tough this past year. I’ve tried, but skipped many days. Pondering this Thanksgiving Newsletter, I reviewed my journal. I use the Five-Minute Journal app and find it very…

Lord, here I am, help me!

So, what is the first thing you think of when you gain consciousness in the morning? The D60 book shares a “first light prayer.” It is a simple and important way to begin each day. Train yourself each morning to first pray: “Lord, Here I am. Help me.” Such as prayer, as the writers say, is “short, simple, humble, potent.” It

The power of prayer

The Importance of Healing Prayer I focus my heart on two dear people who appear close to death through illness. In both cases it is a malignant cancer. I feel called in this writing to ask for group prayer for these two people–one in a very close relationship with Jesus, the other perhaps not close…

Prayer for the Yemenis

Aisha al-Juaidi is my imaginary friend who has suffered in life, and whom I want to save physically and spiritually. This young Yemeni girl is the antagonist in my newest suspense novel, The Terrorist’s Redemption. When I picture her face, I see the face of one of my fifth-grade students at the School of Tomorrow in Addis Ababa, a Yemeni girl taken out of class five years ago and disappearing, most likely home to Yemen.

As I read that Yemen has had its first coronavirus case (April 10) my heart goes out to the Yemeni people and send a prayer to the people to this war-torn country.

Income Security Needed for This Struggling Mother

Our goal is to assess how she can increase her income security.  The cost of a rental storefront is prohibitive and out of our budget. She cannot use her home—a mud and stick one room “apartment” in a one level row of such “apartments”—for commerce. While she has electricity, all the “apartments” share one meter and thus she could not use the facility as a sustainable commercial cooking business.
We will continually assess the situation and come up with a plan for this hardworking woman and her good-natured daughter. They need help for a step up.