“How long, Lord God Almighty,
will your anger smolder
against the prayers of your people?
5 You have fed them with the bread of tears;
you have made them drink tears by the bowlful.
6 You have made us an object of derision to our neighbors,
and our enemies mock us.”
(Psalm 80:4-6, NIV)
I have written a book! I am just now starting to publish it. To read a short snippet, click here!
From October 29-30, 12 Nigerian soldiers were killed by men who were probably from Boko Haram. These men and women are brothers, fathers, lovers, sisters, mothers, friends, and the list goes on…
Tonight, please just say a prayer for their families and loved ones, as they grieve their loved ones, and as Boko Haram continues to perpetrate such evil acts. Thank you.
Do you know Jesus?
Believing in what Jesus Christ did—His death for our sins, and resurrection– is the only way to heaven. If you were to die today, where would you go? Learn more about Jesus, and how to get to heaven, here.
Did you know that, as of now, 200 million girls have had their genitals mutilated worldwide? In Nigeria, most of those mutilations occur between ages 1-4, but young women up to over 15 years old have had it done (source).
Some women have barely obtained the right to drive a car in some countries. Continue reading
I don’t know about you guys, but I am SO excited to see that not only Justin Bieber, but also Kanye West, have turned back to the Lord and seem to want to live their lives for Him.
But it raises a question for me: are we out there, idolizing these celebrities, or are we seeing them simply as a brother or sister, as Christ would have us do? As the book of James says,
“My dear brothers and sisters, you are believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ. So don’t treat some people better than others. 2 Suppose someone comes into your meeting wearing very nice clothes and a gold ring. At the same time a poor person comes in wearing old, dirty clothes. 3 You show special attention to the person wearing nice clothes. You say, “Sit here in this good seat.” But you say to the poor person, “Stand there!” or “Sit on the floor by our feet!” 4 Doesn’t this show that you think some people are more important than others? You set yourselves up as judges—judges who make bad decisions.”
(James 2:1-4, ERV)
I encourage you to read all of James 2, as it goes on about this very thing. But friends, let’s not get so caught up in the fact that these people are celebrities. I admit, I am bad with this too—even dreaming of someone famous seeing this post! But rather, let’s welcome them in and walk next to them, encouraging them to be more like Christ.
Let us not lift them onto a pedestal, but lift them high up to the Lord in prayer. Because, as Christians in the limelight, they need it. ❤
Do you know Jesus?
Jesus did not come to be a flashy celebrity or guru. He came as a Suffering Servant, but one day, will come as a Conquering King! Learn more about Jesus, and what He has done for you, here.
Please pray for (find the prayer sheet here)…
- Christian celebrities.
- Those close to them, that they would see Jesus’ light shining from them and come to know Christ as well.
- That being a celebrity would not get to their heads, as it might have been in the past.
Thank you for your prayers!!!
I wanted to share a piece of poetry I have recently done. I read an article from The Nation called “Boko Haram war narratives,” which dives into how how many leaders in Nigeria, and those who see over the war against BH (Boko Haram), are claiming that the fight against BH is “technically” over. I have written about this “news” before. The many “narratives” told by so many, from people on social media, to those in the Nigerian government, are telling different stories. In the midst of this, I want to know the truth… here is my plea. I hope it resonates, and causes you to pray over such corruption. Continue reading
How are you feeling today? Have you ever just had a time where your heart was full of fear, distress, or worry?
King David had this happen, too, and you’re not alone– 18.1% of people in the United States alone suffer from anxiety and depression (which is 40 million adults a year!). This is a real illness and disease, and people everywhere are trying to get rid of it. Continue reading