Monthly Archives: December 2015

December 30, 2015

Good morning, Father. As we enter 2016, I pray this simple prayer on the behalf of the preschoolers I encounter at Brentwood Baptist Church. Thank you for the way You bless my heart through the lives of these precious children. Jesus, lead me day by day Ever in Your own good way. Teach me to be kind and true; Show me what I ought to do. When I’m tempted to do wrong, Make me steadfast, wise, and strong; And when … Continue reading

December 23, 2015

Good morning, Father. As we journey on towards the celebration of the birth of our Saviour, I pray: May the awe and wonder of Christmas be revealed to your heart, thru the birth of the Eternal Majesty who became a baby in a manger. May you not be distracted from the holy mystery, from the season of anticipation, and from the awestruck joy that the God of heaven sent His Son to earth–not to remain a baby–but to grow up … Continue reading

December 16, 2015

Good morning, Father. Life can get crazy, messy, and take unexpected turns. The concept of silence seems an almost alien  idea in a world of impetuous activity. Unfortunately, we are affirmed by the world when we have calendars of back-to-back obligations. That in reality eventually brings to us fatigue from frantic living. From stories in Scripture, we know that Jesus was busy. What can we learn from His example of handling this busyness? Jesus chose silence. Why? So He could … Continue reading

December 9, 2015

Good morning, Father. In the dictionary, Advent means “arrival.” As someone who works with preschoolers, it is important that you set aside time to prepare yourself for the most awe-inspiring thing that has happened in the whole of history. Grace has entered in. Temper your heart and remember Jesus divinely entered humanity at a specific time in history. Think about what it was like to wait for the Messiah. Today you have the opportunity to set your life by a … Continue reading

December 2, 2015

Good morning, Father. My brothers and sisters can be a lot of fun–and they can drive me crazy. One thing is for sure: God, You love them. So I am praying for them. Thank You, Lord, for watching over my brothers and sisters, and for promising to protect them and be with them in any kind of trouble. Please send Your angels to keep them safe and far away from anything that could hurt them. “For He will give His … Continue reading