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The Prodigal’s Mom

2017-02-16T00:44:06+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Categories: Parenting, Prayer, Testimony|Tags: , , , , |

Several years ago, while I was away on a business trip, I received a call from my eighteen-year-old son, Kyle. “Hey, Mom . . . guess what?” Without giving me a chance to hazard a guess, his excited voice continued. “I might be moving to Canada.” Now to put things into perspective, Canada is a [...]

Heaven on wheels

2017-02-16T00:44:53+00:00 September 11th, 2016|Categories: Beauty for Ashes Speakers, Devotionals, Obedience, Prayer|Tags: , , , , |

The knock at my door was soft, apologetic. I soon discovered a bouquet of anxious faces clustered in the hallway of the hotel where I was speaking for a women’s weekend retreat. “A situation has come up,” Jill, the retreat committee chairman, explained, keeping her voice low. Uh-oh. Ten minutes later—hair combed, lipstick in place, [...]

The Holy of Holies

2017-06-22T07:02:34+00:00 July 1st, 2016|Categories: Devotionals, Heart Issues, Prayer, Time with God|Tags: , , , , |

Which room in your home is your favourite? Researchers once surveyed people about their favourite room in the house. The top answer was the kitchen. People love that one. Perhaps yours is the kitchen too, or maybe somewhere else? Most husbands said theirs was the bedroom. Moms of young children said their favourite room was [...]

What do YOU want from God?

2017-06-22T07:03:59+00:00 May 13th, 2016|Categories: Heart Issues, Perseverance, Prayer, Stress, Suffering, Trials, Trusting God|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Read 1 Samuel chapter 1 so that you can better follow this story. Some background to Hannah's story Hannah was in a polygamous marriage. Her husband, Elkanah, had two wives, although Hannah was his favourite. However, in a society that valued a woman’s ability to bear children almost above all else, Hannah was childless. This [...]

How to talk to God

2017-06-22T07:05:32+00:00 March 28th, 2016|Categories: Beauty for Ashes Speakers, Prayer, Time with God|Tags: , , , |

Do you wonder if God is out there listening? Do you question if He cares? Many of us want to talk to God—to pray—but we don’t know how to start. Here are some things that might help:  You don’t need a specific place to pray . . . but finding “a prayer place” might help. [...]

5 exercises to help build your spiritual muscles

2016-08-10T18:22:42+00:00 January 22nd, 2016|Categories: Christian Service, Devotionals, Goals, Heart Issues, Mentoring, Ministry, Prayer, Serving, Sharing Your Faith, Spiritual Growth, Time with God, Waiting on God|Tags: , , , , , , , |

“I’m beginning to think it’s impossible to live a successful Christian life!” Jennifer exclaimed after a long, stressful day. “I get so discouraged. When I worship with other believers, I feel joyful and right with God. Then a new week begins with work, kids, problems, and ‘poof!’ – I’m back to the old Jennifer. Why [...]

5 New Year Resolutions Everyone Should Have

2016-08-13T22:22:16+00:00 January 3rd, 2016|Categories: Bible Reading, Goals, Heart Issues, New Year, Prayer, Time Management|Tags: , , , , |

Most people become quite thoughtful as one year ends and another begins. It's a time of reflection and planning, of hopes and dreams. Traditional New Year resolutions generally involve weight loss and fitness, especially after a well-fed Christmas season. This year, why not plan on doing something different? Instead of saying I'm going to lose [...]

One way to enter 2015 on purpose

2016-07-28T16:07:14+00:00 February 9th, 2015|Categories: Goals, Hearing God, Prayer, Time with God, Waiting on God|Tags: , , , , |

I’m not really into making New Years Resolutions. I find that by the middle of January I already haven’t exercised as much as I told myself I would or I’ve failed to actually do the study units of the course I signed up for. And then I start feeling bad about myself, and I find [...]

My journey in meeting with God

2016-07-22T18:26:11+00:00 June 17th, 2014|Categories: Bible Reading, Prayer, Spiritual Growth, Testimony, Time with God|Tags: , , , , |

My journey with God began when I was 14 years old, and the teaching of the day was regularly about the all-important Quiet Time (QT). For many years, I'd began the day with a time of prayer and Bible reading that lasted probably about half an hour. It was a time of committing the day [...]

Jennifer Rothschild’s friendship with Lisa Whelchel

2016-07-14T22:47:49+00:00 April 15th, 2011|Categories: Beauty for Ashes Speakers, Devotionals, Friendship, Prayer, Relationships|Tags: , , , , |

One of the best parts of coming to be with the beautiful women of South Africa is that I'm coming with one of my best friends in the whole world; Lisa Whelchel! When Aldyth approached each of us to invite us, she didn't even know Lisa and I were best friends. God did though! You've [...]

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