2018: Re-New & Re-envision Your Year

2018: Re-New & Re-envision Your Year

This is what I sense is my vision statement for 2018, what is yours?


It’s time to pray. Differently. Passionately. Powerfully. Unceasingly. Strategically. Intentionally.


Eyes wide open to our real enemy. Ears hearing thru to the real problems. Empowered by the Holy Spirit to walk in true freedom. Hearts melting under the heat of God’s love being molded to feel, see, hear, and o as the Father does.

Like Jesus. For Jesus.

My King.


Abundance – one way or the other. Personally. Relationally. Financially. Corporately. Emotionally. Physically. Spiritually.

X marks the spot. A dash marks the starting line. And we have crossed it. The race has begun. The journey embarked on. The pursuit in progress.

We are climbing this mountain of faith together. To experience His abundance.

Thank you Father that is what I want! Help me desire it, seek it, feel it, accomplish it thru you.

“Never stop praying.

Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

Do not stifle the Holy Spirit” (1 Thessalonians 5:17-19).

“And I am certain that He who began the good work in you, will continue His work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns” (Philippians 1:6).


As I opened a fresh prayer journal for 2018 to its first page, the above statement is what I wrote. I believe this is the heart, vision and will of God for me.

I have been reading a book on strategic prayer, Fervent by Priscilla Shirer. It has reminded me once again to importance of focus and strategic prayer with our eyes opened to the real enemy around us.

If you struggling to figure out where to start this new year join me in reading this book. If you are in our local area, The Chapel is offering several Women’s Large Group studies by Priscillia Shirer that partner with the heart of this book called Armor of God. Join us at The Chapel: Lake Zurich!


Is What You’re Carrying, What You Really Desire?

One Thursday evening last December brought our first accumulating snow of the season. The next morning my four-year-old son woke up, came bounding into our room, exclaiming, “Look at the snow! It snowed last night! It’s white outside! Mommy and Daddy! You have to get up and see the snow!” My other son, in his 1½-year-old jargon, said in a drawn out tone, “S-N-O-W, W-H-I-T-E S-N-O-W!”  It was one of the most joy-filled and sweet mornings our family had experienced in a long time.

Most mornings are not like that. Normally, I have to drag my body to a sitting posture and wipe the sleep out of my eyes. Then, I have to stretch to get any kind of blood flowing, so that I have the necessary amount of energy to push my body to a standing position. Some mornings I just wake up on the wrong side of the bed, not expecting much for the day and already feeling defeated by it. You too?Continue reading