Moms Sharing Wisdom

 

What can you do withshutterstock_88840111 all those Christmas cards, here are some suggestions from other faith-filled moms.

*  You pick one card a week and pray for that person or family that sent you that card for the whole week.  ~Kristin ‘Coppola’ Heilman

* We put ours in a photo album on out kitchen table and pray for a new family each day at every meal.  ~Rosie Bahar McCune

* I have a scrapbook that is just christmas cards, the ones with special notes or pictures make it in the book and I list the rest. It shows an awesome timeline of our friends and family.  ~Toni Torsell

Charismatic Prayer

Monday night was the first time in many years that I participated in a Charismatic Prayer Group.

I began my journey with the Charismatic Movement when I was in college at Aquinas.  It was during the heights of the movement; the 1980’s.  The group I was involved with was quite large about twenty young college women so excited to be involved with the movement, ready to receive the Spirit of the Lord.

I remember being very disappointed that I wasn’t “speaking in tongues” as many of the young women were, I am always quiet, saying little, praying silently.  I thought there was something wrong with me, that the Holy Spirit didn’t want me, wasn’t going to “give me” a gift.  It took me many years to understand that I was given a gift, that my style of prayer was just fine, many of my Charismatic mom friends would say that my prayer life “ran deep”; the still waters run deep kinda thing.

I am glad to be back with a group.  The fellowship is wonderful.  Being with people who don’t judge you about your emotional-spiritual life is so reassuring.  The point of the prayer group is to give you a time to be with God, listening for Him and to Him.  In a group you will find a gathering of people who care about what happens in your life, what happens to the world, and the Church as a family.

If you are interested in participating in a Lansing Michigan Charismatic Prayer Group I have provided a list below