August 17th, 2011 by Bless Me Network

Brand New Bless Me Network Prayer Request Wall

Welcome to the Bless Me Network Prayer Wall! You can submit a prayer request or pray for those below who are in need. Let them know you have prayed for them by responding to their request. We will also spread the word inside our large network of ordained ministers, priest and pastors to pray for […]

June 13th, 2012 by Kbarr

Precious Lessons from my Dad

Since Sunday is Father’s Day, I thought I would share with you some lessons I learned from my father, a retired Methodist minister. One think he taught me, and the premise for this piece, is say the best things to a person before the eulogy rather than leaving them unsaid until it’s to late to […]

May 31st, 2012 by Kbarr

Delayed Accomplishments

Tonight I had the distinct pleasure of watching my almost 30 year old daughter in law walk across the stage to receive her high school diploma. Many people her age would have long ago given up on this milestone, but she did not. The principal of her school said that the students in her graduating […]

May 27th, 2012 by Kbarr

Faith Touchpoints

I’m teaching a Sunday School series on hymns we love to sing. Many of us who grew up in the church, or found it later in life, identify with the music that describes, defines and unites us as believers. From simple children’s favorites such as “Jesus Loves Me” and “Jesus Loves the Little Children” to […]

May 25th, 2012 by Kbarr

Blessing of Connection

My husband and I have spent some very challenging months since my main income source died. We have often wondered how we would pay bills or put gas in the car or remain in our home. It has challenged our faith and our relationship. To add to the test, I have had some significant health […]

May 20th, 2012 by Kbarr

Make a Difference

With each new day, you have the potential to make the world a better place or a worse place. The choices you make accomplish this. Choose carefully the kinds of things you determine to do. How will those choices affect your life and the lives of those you touch? To decide that the responsibility is […]

May 14th, 2012 by Kbarr

Dealing With Adversity

Few of us look for adversity, but it finds us nevertheless. The Bible promises us that God goes with us through each adversity and offers us a way through. I trust God to keep this promise and help me with the wisdom and courage I need to face what comes up in my life. Recently, […]

April 26th, 2012 by Kbarr

My Needs Are Met

Jesus made some specific promises about meeting our needs through his riches. I don’t have to know or understand how that happens, but I do have to trust that he keeps his promises.  Trusting his promises doesn’t mean I can sit around and do nothing, waiting for it to fall in my lap. I have […]

April 7th, 2012 by Kbarr

Peace in the Storm

Less than a week ago, sections of Dallas and Ft. Worth were hit by violent storms that spawned 13 tornadoes. Many cowered in hall closets and bathrooms as the winds swirled around them and prayed for God to show mercy and spare them. Although the storms destroyed millions of dollars in property, no one died […]

March 31st, 2012 by Kbarr

Palm Sunday Praises

Tomorrow is Palm Sunday, a day we remember how the crowds sang Jesus’ praises as he entered Jerusalem. Each of the four Gospels carries the story, but I especially like the one in Luke 19:28-44. The Pharisees tell Jesus to rebuke his followers for singing praises. I love Jesus’s response: Some of the Pharisees in […]

March 28th, 2012 by Kbarr

Life in the Hallway

Life is full of transitions; some anticipated and some not. Many people do well when the transition is anticipated and plans are made. It’s the ones that pop up with no warning that sometimes grab you by the throat and leave you stressed and anxious. I call this time period “Life in the Hallway” – […]

March 25th, 2012 by Kbarr

Never Alone

The lyrics to one of my favorite songs says: And He walks with me and He talks with me and He tells me I am His own. Whether my life is in sunshine or shadow, I never walk it alone. God goes with me, beside me, carrying me when I can no longer make it […]

March 14th, 2012 by Kbarr

Hidden Blessings

If you play Mahjongg, Solitaire, or other game where some of the cards or tiles are hidden and you have to clear items before you can reach the hidden elements, you know what it’s like to search for something you know is there, but just beyond your grasp. For us, it has been a job […]

March 13th, 2012 by Kbarr

Making a Difference

My children and I stood outside an abortion clinic, hoping to talk to young women headed into the building. One young woman who stopped to talk to me was crying. She was 16 and told me that if she didn’t abort her baby she couldn’t go home because her parents would never let her continue […]

March 9th, 2012 by Kbarr

Sweet-Smelling Treasure

II Cor. 2:14-15 But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s victory parade. God uses us to spread his knowledge everywhere like a sweet-smelling perfume.  Our offering to God is this: We are the sweet smell of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are being […]

March 5th, 2012 by Kbarr

Never Alone

The Bible promises me that I am never alone. God walks with me each step of the way, carrying me when I am unable to take another step. He also sends people along my path to offer a kind word, a helping hand, a smile, a loving touch. I am never alone! You are never […]

March 1st, 2012 by Kbarr

Love Others Because God Loves You

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that […]

February 24th, 2012 by Kbarr

Praying for You!

The Apostle Paul wrote: I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to […]

February 18th, 2012 by Kbarr

Why Worry? Trust God!

Jesus says that I cannot add time to my life by worrying. Neither can I change things by worrying. Proverbs 12:25 says that an worried heart weighs you down. A better option is to trust God and His promises. Luke 11:9-10 tells me to ask God and I will receive. If I seek God, I […]

February 9th, 2012 by Kbarr

Waves of Blessing

If you have every stood on the beach and watched the waves roll in, you get a picture of how God’s love and blessings roll into our lives. The waves keep coming and nothing you or I do can stop them or make them happen. They bring new life, new blessings each day. I am […]

February 6th, 2012 by Kbarr

Human Messengers

A short peak into the Bible leads us to conclude that God is willing and able to use us, with all our shortcomings and missteps. For example, Moses killed a man in anger and stuttered, King David was a murderer and an adulterer and sadly lacked parenting skills, Noah got drunk, Peter denied him, Rahab […]