Power Source

Don and I had a great weekend visiting with family, spending most of our time at my Mom and Dad’s. We had a wonderful time together — just the four of us. We left their place early enough this morning to travel to our baby girl’s city and attend church with her before treating her to Cheddar’s and doing some shopping together. Even though Kelli is 24 years old now, our visits never feel long enough. This one still hit the spot, though. I’ll just need the spot hit again before long :)

Since I’ve been gone all weekend, let me just share the following quote with you. These powerful words were written by Billy Graham’s wife, Ruth Bell Graham, who passed away not long ago. How he must miss her.

Ruth said, “The center of power is not to be found in summit meetings or in peace conferences. It is not in [Beijing] or Washington or the United Nations, but rather where a child of God prays in the power of the Spirit for God’s will to be done in her life, in her home, and in the world about her.”

Are we accessing the power available to us as children of God? Do we realize that we can bring absolutely everything to Him in prayer? Let’s never forget our power source.

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21

*Flickr photo by ^@^ina (Irina Patrascu), Creative Commons License


  1. Though we never met face-to-face I consider Rth Bell Graham to be one of my mentors. Her printed words have had a powerful impact on my life. Thanks for reminding me that my words – spoken, written, prayed – will impact others, too.


  2. Jean, thanks for sharing how you consider Ruth Graham as one of your mentors. That along with your comment on the impact of our written words made me appreciate once again the privilege we have as writers to mentor or help someone else along. Thank YOU for reminding me of that!

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