Poetry Friday: For Our Children

Posted by Sherry on 3/4/2016 in General, Poetry Project, Poets and poetry, Prayer Project |

For Our Children by Amy Carmichael Father, hear us, we are praying, Hear the words our hearts are saying; We are praying for our children. Keep them from the powers of evil, From the secret, hidden peril; Father, hear us for our children. From the whirlpool that would suck them, From the treacherous quicksand, pluck […]


All the Answers by Kate Messner

Posted by Sherry on 6/20/2015 in 2015, Children's Fiction, General, Prayer Project |

Book #2 for the 48-hour Book Challenge 246 pages, 3 hours Ava Anderson finds an old blue pencil in her family’s junk drawer. I doesn’t look special, but it is. Ava’s pencil can answer written questions with an audible voice that only Ava can hear. And the pencil always provides the right answer! The pencil […]


The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson

Posted by Sherry on 4/13/2015 in Christian Life, General, Prayer Project |

The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears by Mark Batterson. Prayer is a mysterious thing. Mark Batterson, pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C., writes about answered prayers and unanswered prayers and prayer circles and praying through and specific prayers and dreams and life goals. I found the book […]


The Hidden Art of Homemaking, ch.12, Clothing

Posted by Sherry on 3/6/2015 in General, Nonfiction, Prayer Project |

“There is nothing like knitting or sewing to give on the opportunity of using time in two ways at once. Perhaps you have to go to committee meetings which take a long time, board meetings or any meetings where you do not need to take notes, where you presence is reuired for votes and possible […]


Gray Matter by David Levy

Posted by Sherry on 1/16/2013 in Christian Life, General, Nonfiction, Prayer Project |

A Neurosurgeon Discovers the Power of Prayer . . . One Patient at a Time. This nonfiction “blend of medical drama and spiritual insight” reminded me of one of my favorite books from 2011, Praying for Strangers by River Jordan. In Gray Matter, Dr. Levy, a neurosurgeon, tells the story of how he started offering […]


12 Projects for 2013

For several years now, I’ve been starting off the year with projects instead of resolutions. I don’t always complete my projects, but I enjoy starting them and working toward a goal. And I don’t feel guilty if I don’t finish. If I do finish, I feel a sense of accomplishment. Win-win. So, here are my […]


Poem #48, In Memoriam by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1850

Posted by Sherry on 4/3/2012 in General, Poets and poetry, Prayer Project |

“Poetry is emotion put into measure.”~Thomas Hardy Tennyson’s friend, Arthur Henry Hallam, b. 1811, was the subject, upon his death in 1833 at the age of 22, of Tennyson’s famous poem In Memoriam. Hallam was engaged to Tennyson’s sister, Emilia, and he was Tennyson’s close friend. He died suddenly while travelling in Vienna of a […]


Prayer Tweets

Posted by Sherry on 5/5/2011 in General, Prayer Project |

On this National Day of Prayer I’m going for a run. I pray better when my legs are moving. @MaryDeMuth “Prayer rings the alarm bell, and the Master of the house arises to the rescue, shaking all things beneath his tread.” Spurgeon @brandywinebooks “Prayer has shaken houses, opened prison doors, and made stout hearts to […]


Praying the Psalms

Posted by Sherry on 5/5/2011 in General, Prayer Project |

In the Bible study video I watched last night, R.C. Sproul suggested that the book of the Bible most conducive to energizing and improving your prayer life was Psalms. The Psalms are 150 prayers and songs, inspired by God himself, and dealing with all aspects of the human condition. Here a few psalms that might […]


National Day of Prayer, 2011

Posted by Sherry on 5/5/2011 in Prayer Project |

So today is the National Day of Prayer in the United States. The 60th Annual National Day of Prayer will take place Thursday, May 5, 2011. Millions will unite in prayer at thousands of events from coast to coast. The theme, “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”, is based on the verse from Psalm 91:2 […]

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