A prayer for revival in these challenging times.

Holy Spirit, move.

Blow through the tired places of my hungering soul, removing the collected debris, offering refreshment.

Awaken my senses to the beauty of the world around me. Let me see Christ in the crowd and Your strength in even the most mundane details.

Convict me of Your equipping for the hardest tasks. Open my heart to receive the freedom found in Your forgiveness.

Enliven my mind so that I use my creative capacities for Your glory today.

Remind me of the love of the Creator that I may be refueled as I rest and be revived for each new day.

Come, Lord Jesus. Amen.



By preachinglife

My father was a military chaplain so I moved around quite a bit growing up. I have always gone to church! Even when we traveled we went somewhere to church. I met and married my husband, Garrett, at Chicago Theological Seminary where I earned a Masters of Divinity degree. He and I were ordained together at the First Church of Lombard, United Church of Christ in Lombard, Illinois on June 14, 1987. My first act as an ordained minister at the end of a tremendously hot ordination ceremony was to baptize my daughter, Lisa Marian! We added two sons and a daughter to the mix: James, Joseph and Maria. We have girls on either end and two boys one year apart in the middle. They range in age from 33 to almost 22. I love them!

I have been in the parish ministry for 35 years, serving at three different churches. I have joyfully served the people at the First Congregational Church of Rockford, United Church of Christ in Rockford, Michigan for 24 years.

We live on family land about 3 miles from the church. In random free moments I enjoy cooking good meals, reading, writing, gardening, traveling and spending time with my family. I am blessed!

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