Monday

What Are You Waiting For?




I don’t wait well. Long drive-thru lines, grocery stores with ten customers and one cashier, even slow downloads make me grumpy. The longer the wait, the more I struggle with patience. 

I find it especially difficult to wait for something I want badly. The grown up version of “I just can’t wait ‘til Christmas” becomes, “Why isn’t my career, financial situation, ministry, relationship, or ____________(fill in the blank) getting better? When will something change?” 

I suspect you struggle in similar ways. You desperately want your husband to get a new job so finances will improve and he’ll be happier. You struggle with a prodigal child, a difficult marriage, or a challenging ministry, and you wonder when the breakthrough will come. You give and give and give, and pray and pray and pray, and some days you wonder if you’re just wasting your time. Should you give up on the hope, the dream, the prayer? 

James, the half-brother of Christ, penned words of encouragement for times like these: 

“Be patient, brothers . . . See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient” (James 5:7-8). 

Since most of us aren’t farmers, we miss the profound significance of this metaphor. It speaks volumes of hope to those of us who are waiting. 

Every day we plant a hope. We water it with effort and prayer—sometimes a lot of effort and prayer. Sometimes years of effort and prayer. And we wait. And we wait. And we wait.

Occasionally we see glimmers of what might be happening beneath the surface, but often we don’t see anything but flat, black earth. Sometimes things even seem to get worse, and we wonder, Is God at work at all in this situation, or is he off tending to more important business? And we grow weary. 

What we miss by not being tillers of the earth is the necessary process of waiting. Did you notice that in the two short verses above, James used the word patient three times? Three times. 

No farmer expects to plop a seed in the ground and come back the next day to harvest an ear of corn. He recognizes that time, warm dirt, and gentle rain will one day cause the seed to produce a harvest. 

But not today. And not tomorrow. 

He also knows that the flat, black earth isn’t a barren wasteland. It’s an incubator for growth and change. 

How does this apply to our wait? A wise counselor once told me, “It’s your job to plant the seeds, but only God can make them grow.” 

If you’re in the period between sowing and harvesting, please don’t despair. And don’t give up. Continue to pray, sow, and water, and, I promise you, the latter rains are coming. And then comes the harvest. 

“He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him” (Psalm 126:6). 

“The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” (Jas. 5:16). 

What are you waiting for? If you’ll leave a comment in the comment box, I’ll add my prayers to yours, and together we’ll wait (patiently) to see what the Lord will do.





Does Your Faith Need Refreshing?

That's in the Bible? I've never noticed that before!

It's probably been too long since you've newly discovered a story that speaks to your soul or a verse that pops with truth. But that's about to change!



Refresh Your Faith contains 66 culturally relevant, story-driven devotions, one from each book of the Bible. Each real-life story spotlights an unusual verse or Bible passage that you may have overlooked in your usual Bible reading. Lori Hatcher challenges you with additional features like an uncommon thought to ponder; an unusual faith action step; and an unfamiliar passage suggestion for additional Bible reading.

When the fabulous has become familiar and your quiet times are more like nap times, it's time to step out of spiritual boredom and ignite the spark that will keep you growing. No matter where you are on your faith journey, Lori's conversational and engaging style will challenge you to think about things you've never thought about before.

“Real-life inspiration and candid wit. These 5-minute devotions will change your life.” —Psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman, commenting on Lori Hatcher's devotional style




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6 Ways to Fight Fairly


At first, sheltering in place presented a beautiful (albeit forced) opportunity to spend extra time together with those who share our household. As the social isolation measures have continued, however, our extended time together has brought out the best and the worst in us. 

The fear, frustration, and disappointment that have characterized these days have challenged even the best relationships and family dynamics. At my house, my family and I have had great conversations and not-so-great conflicts. We've laughed, and we've cried. We've hugged, and we've argued. I suspect you can say the same.

God used my morning walk one day to remind me of six principles for fair fighting. I hope you'll find them helpful. 

The lesson began with the neatest pile of yard trash I’d ever seen. 


My neighbor had cut every limb exactly the same length. The tops of the branches faced the street, the cut ends faced the yard. Each limb lined up a foot from the road like soldiers at attention. He'd tucked four palm fronds neatly among the other evergreens at evenly spaced intervals, adding a decorative flair to an otherwise monochromatic pile of greenery. It was picture worthy. 



Farther down the street, another neighbor had also dragged yard debris to the road. His pile looked nothing like Neat Nate’s. An irregular mound of soggy leaves graced one end. A hodgepodge of carelessly flung branches, yard netting, and a Chick Fil A box completed the display.




A third neighbor added his contribution to the trash man’s collection—a black bag filled with unknown contents tied tightly and flung to the road. 


The variety of trash piles reminded me of a marriage Bible study I'd participated in. Most helpful was the section on conflict resolution.

I thought about my family’s history of conflict resolution. Sometimes we’ve been like Neat Nate. We’ve organized our conflict and given it socially acceptable labels. The Silent Treatment. Adolescent exploration. Boundary Testing. Passive aggression. Micro and macro disobedience. Somehow giving it a trendy name and pigeonholing it made us feel a little more in control of our struggles. 

At other times we’ve been too weary, frustrated, or hopeless to do anything other than dump our conflict on the side of the road for all to see. Our transparency was a cry for help and prayer. 

Finally, there have been times when we were too ashamed, too disheartened, and too hopeless to do anything but throw a big, black bag over the top of it so no one but us would know how ugly it was. 

Chip Ingram, in the study, Experiencing God’s Dream for Your Marriage, makes two significant points about conflict: 

1. Conflict is normal. 

2. Conflict is an opportunity for growth. 

He says, “Conflict is inevitable. Every time you bring two people together, there will be conflict. The question is NOT ‘how do we have a conflict-free marriage?’ The question is “how do we deal with the conflict that WILL come?’” 

In the 30 years we’ve been married, my husband and I have grown a lot in how we deal with conflict. We still have a lot of growing to do. After our recent Bible study, we set a few ground rules, in advance of our next conflict, to ensure that we fight fairly. 

Here are our ground rules for fair fighting: 


1. If I’m not ready to talk about what’s bothering me, I’ll tell you. I will not give you the silent treatment and leave you wondering. 

2. If we agree to delay the discussion, we will address the issue in a timely manner. No sweeping stuff under the rug until it accumulates into an ugly mess. 

3. During our waiting period, we will still act in a loving manner toward each other. (No monosyllabic answers, cold shoulders, or drawing uncrossable lines down the middle of the bed.) 

4. When we talk, we will use “I feel” sentences instead of “you always” or “you never.” 

5. We will listen actively, repeating what the other has said if necessary. 

6. We will acknowledge that while conflict can come from selfishness, as Ingram says, it can also arise from differences in belief, perspective, and style. Conflict is not always because of sinful behavior. Sometimes it’s simply the result of two very different people living in the same household. 

Perhaps, like my husband and me, you’ve always thought of conflict as dangerous and harmful. In light of this different perspective, we’re encouraged by Ingram’s statement that if we deal with conflict in a healthy way, our marriage will not only survive, but THRIVE. 

What have you learned about healthy conflict? Do you have a rule for fair fighting you’d like to add to my list? Why not leave a comment and share your thoughts? I’d love to hear from you.




Does Your Faith Need Refreshing?

That's in the Bible? I've never noticed that before!

It's probably been too long since you've newly discovered a story that speaks to your soul or a verse that pops with truth. But that's about to change!



Refresh Your Faith contains 66 culturally relevant, story-driven devotions, one from each book of the Bible. Each real-life story spotlights an unusual verse or Bible passage that you may have overlooked in your usual Bible reading. Lori Hatcher challenges you with additional features like an uncommon thought to ponder; an unusual faith action step; and an unfamiliar passage suggestion for additional Bible reading.

When the fabulous has become familiar and your quiet times are more like nap times, it's time to step out of spiritual boredom and ignite the spark that will keep you growing. No matter where you are on your faith journey, Lori's conversational and engaging style will challenge you to think about things you've never thought about before.

“Real-life inspiration and candid wit. These 5-minute devotions will change your life.” —Psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman, commenting on Lori Hatcher's devotional style




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Sunday

Is Your Former Life Holding you Back?



You learn to be prepared for anything when you date (or marry) someone in the ministry. 

Before I met my husband I dated a man I'll call John. John pastored a small church in a small town and drove a conversion van with squeaky shocks and no air conditioning. 

For our first date, John invited me out to dinner after church on Sunday night. He wanted me to visit his church and hear him preach. Then we’d grab a bite to eat. 

If you’ve ever visited a small church, you know there’s nowhere to hide. And when you walk in with the young, single pastor, it’s impossible to slip in unnoticed. I’m not sure “unnoticed” was John’s plan as he marched me down the center aisle and seated me smack dab in the middle of the second row. Next to a lady with blue hair and her hard-of-hearing husband. 

“The preacher’s got a girlfriend,” she said to her husband in a stage whisper.

“Huh?” her husband replied, cupping his hand to his ear. 

“The preacher’s got a girlfriend,” she repeated a little louder, leaning in to his good ear. 

“The preacher’s got a GIRLFRIEND?” he bellowed, bending forward to look at me. “Well it’s about time!” 

I smiled weakly and prayed for the service to begin so I could blend into the congregation. After the opening song and before the offering, John stepped to the pulpit. 

“I have a special guest with me this evening,” he said. “I’d like you to get to know her a bit. Lori, would you come up here and share your testimony with the church?” 

So much for blending in, I thought, as I willed my body to rise. A thousand thoughts swirled in my mind as I made the all-too-short walk from the second row to the pulpit. I’d accepted Christ as my Savior two years earlier, but this was the first time anyone had asked me to share my story. And in front of the whole church, no less. 

Gripping the lectern, I faced the congregation with a wobbly smile. “I’ve heard a lot of testimonies of how people got saved,” I said, fear making my voice tremble. “‘God saved me from drinking,’ or ‘God saved me from drugs.’ Well,” I paused. “God saved me from hell.” 

The hard-of-hearing man on the second row snorted, and several others laughed. 

“I didn’t drink or do drugs. I was a “good girl.” I studied hard. Obeyed my parents (for the most part), and didn’t run with the wrong crowd. But I was just as lost and in need of a Savior as an alcoholic or a drug user.” I took a deep breath. “Salvation isn’t as much about where you’ve been as it is about where you’re going. And I was going straight into an eternity without God.” 

The apostle Paul shares his testimony in the first chapter of 1 Timothy. Writing to encourage a young pastor (I wonder if Timothy had a girlfriend?), Paul shares a poignant glimpse into his life before Christ. 

“I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man.” Elsewhere he provides greater detail. “Many of the saints I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I cast my vote against them. And I punished them often in every synagogue and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly enraged against them, I persecuted them even to foreign cities” (Acts 26:10-11). 

BUT. And this is one of the most powerful buts in the Bible.

“But I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief” (v. 1:13). 

Many of us allow our former actions to silence our witness and hinder our usefulness for God. “I could never speak (serve, lead, teach, mentor, minister),” we say, “because of what I did in my former life.” 

But there’s the key—our former life. 

If you’ve been born again, the old has gone. The new has come. We may not be perfect, but moment by moment, day by day, God is at work in us conforming us to His image and making us new creations. 

Paul knew what we need to know—that our past doesn’t disqualify us to speak for Christ. It qualifies us. If we’d lived a perfect life (and none of us have), we’d have no hope to offer. When we share how lost we were and how deep God was willing to reach down to rescue us, we share powerful hope. 

The same God who saved a wretch like me can save a wretch like you. And make no mistake, we’re all wretches (to quote the old hymn). “Good” girls are no more fit for heaven than “bad” ones. We’ve all sinned and fallen short of God’s standard (Romans 3:23). 

Paul understood this, and we should, too. 

“This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. For this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life” (v. 1:15-16). 

That day in church I joined the ranks of the alcoholics and drug users to testify that all our former life proves is that we all need Jesus. 

What were you formerly? What are you now? 

Will you trust God with your past and invite Him to use it for His purposes? 

Who knows who God might reach through your story—present and former.

Now it's your turn. Do you struggle to share Christ with others because of your past? Does Paul's story help you look differently at your former life? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts.




Does Your Faith Need Refreshing?

That's in the Bible? I've never noticed that before!

It's probably been too long since you've newly discovered a story that speaks to your soul or a verse that pops with truth. But that's about to change!



Refresh Your Faith contains 66 culturally relevant, story-driven devotions, one from each book of the Bible. Each real-life story spotlights an unusual verse or Bible passage that you may have overlooked in your usual Bible reading. Lori Hatcher challenges you with additional features like an uncommon thought to ponder; an unusual faith action step; and an unfamiliar passage suggestion for additional Bible reading.

When the fabulous has become familiar and your quiet times are more like nap times, it's time to step out of spiritual boredom and ignite the spark that will keep you growing. No matter where you are on your faith journey, Lori's conversational and engaging style will challenge you to think about things you've never thought about before.

“Real-life inspiration and candid wit. These 5-minute devotions will change your life.” —Psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman, commenting on Lori Hatcher's devotional style




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Written Reflections of Our Character - How Christians Should Respond on Social Media, A Guest Post

I'm delighted to share a guest post from my friend Gail Purath . Gail loves God's Word and knows how to apply it to everyday life. She writes 1-minute devotions over at Bible Love Notes. I know you'll be challenged and inspired by her post today. Thanks, Gail, for sharing your insights with us today.
 
The comments we leave on social media reflect our character. This short devotion encourages Christians to examine their words and thoughts carefully.

Whether we like it or not, social media has become a huge part of human relationships. How we comment on blog posts, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest pages reflects our character, our spiritual maturity, and our consideration for others.  

A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. Luke 6:45

As a blogger I deal daily with people's joyful, angry, affirming, critical, humble, and arrogant comments.

Cruelty and ad hominem tactics in comments from professing Christians often shock me. I find it challenging to exercise self-control and respond graciously when I get such comments. I'm usually successful, but it's a challenge. 

 When responding online, I try to remember to stick to the subject, explain my view, and share Scriptures that support my view. Most important, however, is not to question the faith or character of those with whom we disagree. 

The comments we leave on social media reflect our character. This short devotion encourages Christians to examine their words and thoughts carefully.
Remember we're talking to real people. 
 
When we write a comment, we sometimes forget we're having a conversation with a real person. Keeping this in mind helps me write healthier comments. I try to imagine I'm speaking to fellow church member or neighbor.   

I'm convinced most Christians who leave rude comments would never be so rude in face-to-face conversations.

It's also important to read things carefully and accept correction  

Many people skim an article, make assumptions, and comment half-cocked.  

To answer before listening-- that is folly and shame. Proverbs 18:13  
I had to ask one man to leave my discussion group because he repeatedly claimed I'd written something I hadn't written. And when I pointed this out, he refused to admit his mistake. Instead, he became increasingly rude.   

Refusing correction is a huge problem online and off. If we're wise, Proverbs says we will actually love correction.

Correct the wise and they will love you for it. Proverbs 9:8  

I'm not sure I'm at that point yet, but I want to be.   
See The Sting of Correction. 
 
We must also beware of Trolls  

In addition to being careful about our comments, we need to understand a type of person we sometimes encounter on social media: the "troll."  

Trolls write arrogant, aggressive, repetitious comments. They don't simply sharing an alternate view, they purposely try to offend people. I've had a single troll leave as many as forty comments on my posts in one day. Troll comments are always rude and arrogant and some contain threats and profanity.(1)    

Experts warn us not to respond to trolls because they become empowered by offending people and don't respond to reasonable debate. I've learned this the hard way. Trolls are definitely the kind of fools described in Proverbs 26:4. See a Foolish Contradiction.  

People who occasionally write rude comments are not trolls. They're just rude. Trolls are obsessed with writing mean-spirited comments. They have emotional and spiritual problems.   

While most trolls who stalk my posts are atheists, I've also had some who are professing Christians: those with strong views about translations of the Bible, Saturday sabbaths, Old Testament laws, etc.(2) 

I advise people with very strong non-essential views to stick to blogs and social media sites that hold to their specific view. There's no purpose in repeatedly disagreeing with an author who holds a different view.

The Irony of Rude Comments  

I've also gotten some especially rude comments over the controversial subjects I occasionally address such as "Christian" yoga, or the popular books The Shack and Jesus Calling. We need to face the fact that Christians are not going to agree on everything, but we should at least be able to disagree with grace.   

There's an irony when someone claims that yoga, The Shack, or Jesus Calling has drawn them closer to the Lord, but they tell me these things with anger, resentment and name-calling.   

This brings me to the biggest irony and hypocrisy of all: those who judgmentally inform someone that they're a hypocrite, unbeliever, pharisee, or something worse because they share something that addresses sin. 

"Judge not" may just be the two most misunderstood words in the Bible. They're almost always used to judge in the exact way Matthew 7:1-5 condemns. This is why I have a whole collection of 1-minute devotions called Misunderstandings About Judgement.  

Conclusion  

I encourage you, as I encourage myself, to remember that our words on social media are written reflections of what's in our hearts.  

May the words of our mouths, the meditations of our hearts, and our comments on social media be pleasing in God's sight (Psalm 19:14).  

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Foot Notes:  

(1) Psychologists have various views about the cause of troll behavior: brain damage, bad childhood, narcissism, psychopathy, etc. But they agree that trolls are typically bored and angry people who get a sick enjoyment and a feeling of power from leaving repetitive rude comments. As with some other disorders, these folks might seem quite normal in social circles, but when they get on social media, they become obsessive and/or cruel. (source)  

(2) If you are interested in exploring any of the "controversial" subjects I mentioned above, you can use these links. These are not my 1-minute devotions sent to subscribers: Is the KJV the Best Translation, Is One Day Holier than Another, and All or Nothing: Christ's Fulfillment of the Law.

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Does Your Faith Need Refreshing?

That's in the Bible? I've never noticed that before!

It's probably been too long since you've newly discovered a story that speaks to your soul or a verse that pops with truth. But that's about to change!



Refresh Your Faith contains 66 culturally relevant, story-driven devotions, one from each book of the Bible. Each real-life story spotlights an unusual verse or Bible passage that you may have overlooked in your usual Bible reading. Lori Hatcher challenges you with additional features like an uncommon thought to ponder; an unusual faith action step; and an unfamiliar passage suggestion for additional Bible reading.

When the fabulous has become familiar and your quiet times are more like nap times, it's time to step out of spiritual boredom and ignite the spark that will keep you growing. No matter where you are on your faith journey, Lori's conversational and engaging style will challenge you to think about things you've never thought about before.

“Real-life inspiration and candid wit. These 5-minute devotions will change your life.” —Psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman, commenting on Lori Hatcher's devotional style




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What Does It Look Like to Rest in God? A Prescription for Worry





Holding eight-month-old Collin while he slept was a rare and exquisite treat. The youngest of four siblings, this active little fella usually naps in the car, in the stroller, or in his mama’s arms. I seldom have the opportunity to rock him to sleep. 

I’m not good at juggling the needs of his elder siblings and rocking a baby, so when Collin gets sleepy, I usually lay him down in the pack n’ play, give him a quick pat, and tiptoe out of the room. 

But last Friday my husband was home to oversee the older kids, and I had the pleasure of rocking Collin. 

“He almost fell asleep in the swing,” my husband told me, handing him over. “Look at him. He can barely keep his eyes open.” 

I gathered him close and eased into my favorite rocking chair. If you’ve ever held a breast fed baby to your chest, you know they often root around looking for milk—even if you're not their mama. If their hunger isn’t satisfied, ooooooweeeee are they mad. They thrash. They kick. They scream. They’re not happy, and the whole neighborhood knows it. 

But Collin’s belly was full. His mama had nursed him before she left, and he’d snacked on strawberries, banana, and tiny bites of pancake with his sisters and brother. He drifted off peacefully as I held him close, tucked into the crook of my arm. 

Psalm 131:2 reminds us that we, too, can rest in contentment and security. “I have calmed and quieted myself,” David the Psalmist wrote, “like a weaned child who no longer cries for its mother’s milk. Yes, like a weaned child is my soul within me.” 

David rested like a weaned child in the arms of his Savior because he trusted him. He had no need to thrash about, fearful God couldn’t or wouldn’t take care of him. In his spiritual infancy, God had provided everything he needed. Now, with his stomach (and his heart) full of God’s goodness, he could rest in quiet confidence. 

The rest of this tiny psalm, the third shortest in the Bible, tells us how David developed that peaceful trust. 

First, he approached God humbly. 

“LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty” (v. 131:1). Humble Christians recognize that every breath we take, every day we live, and every opportunity that comes our way falls from the hands of our benevolent Father. Instead of approaching him like a spoiled child demanding our way, we come before God like a grateful daughter. In confidence and trust, we submit to His will and trust His heart. 

Second, he accepted that he’d never fully understand God’s will or His way. 

“Neither do I concern myself with great matters, Nor with things too profound for me.” David knew God’s mind contained the knowledge of the universe. The creative genius of a master artist. The infinite wisdom of the ages. Unlike those who refuse to put their faith in God until they get all their questions answered, a restful believer accepts by faith what we don’t understand. 

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:9). 

Like Collin slept in my arms, we can climb into the strong arms of God and calm our hearts. No thrashing. No kicking. No screaming. Just quiet, confident trust. 

What are you struggling with today? Isn’t it time you crawled up into God’s arms and rested there?




Does Your Faith Need Refreshing?

That's in the Bible? I've never noticed that before!

It's probably been too long since you've newly discovered a story that speaks to your soul or a verse that pops with truth. But that's about to change!



Refresh Your Faith contains 66 culturally relevant, story-driven devotions, one from each book of the Bible. Each real-life story spotlights an unusual verse or Bible passage that you may have overlooked in your usual Bible reading. Lori Hatcher challenges you with additional features like an uncommon thought to ponder; an unusual faith action step; and an unfamiliar passage suggestion for additional Bible reading.

When the fabulous has become familiar and your quiet times are more like nap times, it's time to step out of spiritual boredom and ignite the spark that will keep you growing. No matter where you are on your faith journey, Lori's conversational and engaging style will challenge you to think about things you've never thought about before.

“Real-life inspiration and candid wit. These 5-minute devotions will change your life.” —Psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman, commenting on Lori Hatcher's devotional style




Are you hungry for God, but starving for time? 
I’d love to send you a 5-minute e-mail devotion twice a week to start your day off with the Lord. 

Sign up for a free subscription to Hungry for God by CLICKING HERE.

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