Archives For Isaiah 49

My Top 5 Reasons to Pray. When Jesus was on earth, He taught his disciples to ask for everything from forgiveness to their daily bread. But if God knows what we need already, why should we pray? I’ve been answering this question vlog style. And today we’ve reached Reason to Pray, #3: Asking Has Power. Watch my video and find out what prayer and a nursing baby have in common . . .

Luke 11: 5-9 Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him. And suppose the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’ I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much as you need.

So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

Interested in more? See My Top 5 Reasons to Pray, #1 at this link. And you can hear about a time when Jesus didn’t get what He asked for here, with My Top 5 Reasons to Pray, #2.

This week I’m linking up with Hear It on Sunday, Use It on Monday, The Better MomCall Me Blessed, Deep Roots at Home, Living Well Wednesdays, and Hearts 4 Home Thursdays.

Never forgotten

Renee Ann Smith —  August 8, 2010 — 4 Comments

My nephew turned nine this weekend, and his parents hosted the family party Friday night. (The laser tag kid party was Saturday, but I surpassed the age limit.) Since his male cousins were out of town, and several male adults arrived late (grandpas and uncles were golfing in a tournament and working overtime and such), for a while, he was stuck with mostly the women of his family, including three little girls, ages five, four, and six months.

But not to worry, he found plenty to do while he waited for cake and presents. He whipped up a duct tape wallet (his newest hobby), took a practice run on his dirt bike (he races regularly), and played with the baby.

Yup, he loves babies. Making contact with that sweet baby essence seems to turn this nine-year-old boy into a softie. Continue Reading…