Author Archives: Shirlee Abbott

Love the Haters

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Pray the News

The news interrupted my plan for this week’s blog. You’ve heard this before: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend your right to say it.” Here’s my variation on the theme: I disapprove of what you say, and … Continue reading

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Four-Face Prayers for North Korea

I posted a year ago on the four faces of prayer. Which face are you? Man Lion Ox Eagle The man face has a heart of compassion: Lord, be a safe fortress for your persecuted children. The lion’s protective eye … Continue reading

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Safe Shelter

God’s put a phrase on my heart: Safe Shelter. It’s a prayer assignment. A changing prayer assignment that I’ll share with you. Every week, I’ll post a prayer for safe shelter–for different people, suffering different circumstances, needing our prayers.   … Continue reading

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Simple Giants

  You don’t have to be a great reader to be a spiritual giant. You just need big faith.

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Acceptable Smells

  May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be an acceptable aroma to you, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. (rephrased from Psalm 19:14).

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Smell Good

Ephesians 5:2 (ESV) And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. God smells our thoughts and deeds. This week, think how you smell to God. Are you kind like cookies baking, or … Continue reading

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Almighty Sense of Smell

The Bible tells us which gods not to serve:   Deuteronomy 4:28 . . . gods of wood and stone, the work of human hands, that neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.   Those worthless gods have no sense … Continue reading

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How Do You Smell?

Most of us care how we look. We try to look our best. Some of us care how we look to God. We know that he sees beyond our outward appearance. God looks at our hearts. We hope he approves … Continue reading

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Forgive Me My Trespasses

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