Jackie Trottmann

God is still speaking. Are you listening? During a month-long prayer retreat, Author Jackie Trottmann asked God to give her a word. The words tumbled out in the form of love notes from God, resulting in 365 passages, each inspired by one word - and each passage meant for you in the book: "God Notes - Daily Doses of Divine Encouragement." Read how "God Notes" is impacting others:
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What Does It Mean To Pray Without Ceasing?

What Does it Mean to Pray Without Ceasing?

What does it mean to pray without ceasing? “Pray without ceasing,” comes from 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus.”

There are probably more hectic days than not when you may find it hard to even pray, let alone pray without ceasing! This phrase has always jumped out at me. I wanted to share what this phrase means to me and hope that you… Continue reading

4 Easter Promises Jesus Gave to Hold Onto

4 Easter Promises Jesus Gave to Hold Onto

These 4 promises Jesus gave to hold onto were given when he appeared to his disciples. Easter is a miraculous day in our Christian faith. It is the day that Christ conquered sin and death and rose again.

These promises are something to not let go of, but to hold onto always.

Easter Promise Number 1: I Go to Prepare a Place for You

After the Last Supper, Jesus tells the disciples, “I go to prepare a place for you.”… Continue reading

My Lifetime Experience of Letting Go and Letting God

Let Go and Let God

This post represents my lifetime experience of letting go and letting God, at least the major points. There is so much more that I could share, but then, that would turn into a memoir.  ; ) This will encapsulate a lifetime of letting go in about five minutes.

There is a free Prayer for Letting Go along with a Letting Go Meditation MP3 from my CD called Let it Go that I offer. With it, I send out… Continue reading

They That Wait Upon the Lord Shall Renew Their Strength

Sometimes we have to wait. This little video was based on the word, Eagle, with Isaiah 40:31 as the inspiration behind it. It’s one of my favorite Bible verses: “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

This verse has gotten me through many difficult times when I was weary and could hardly put… Continue reading

God is Still Speaking, Are You Listening? Hear These Words for You

In the first Guided Life Ezine, I talked about a burning bush and how great it would be to hear God and have him show up in such a tangible and visual way.

What I’ve learned is that God does speak when we pay attention, when we learn to be still and listen.

In 1977 I landed my first job in the advertising business. At the time I was attending college to earn a business degree.

Each day I… Continue reading

God’s Predictions to Weather Life’s Storms

God's Predictions to Weather Life's Storms

All week there were predictions of thunderstorms, but we never saw a drop of rain.

I asked Robert if it was supposed to rain Friday. He said they were predicting thunderstorms between 4-6 AM Friday morning, but, otherwise, it was supposed to clear off.

There is a group of folks that get together from our church each month for an outing of some sort. It’s always on a Friday morning and sometimes can last all day. I have some standing… Continue reading

A Prayer for Acceptance

A Prayer for Acceptance

This prayer for acceptance is taken from the Let it Go, 10 Meditative Affirmation Prayers CD. It is based on ten spiritual practices I discovered that allowed me to let go of the physical weight I struggled with most of my life, along with the emotional and spiritual weight I carried.

Acceptance is one of the most powerful spiritual practices that, if we do it, our lives will have greater peace and joy.

Accepting God’s Love

Too often, we… Continue reading

How Animals Teach Us About God

Hen With Brood Under Her Wings Luke 13:34

Job 12:7 “Ask the animals and they will teach you.”

Robert and I were taught about God through an animal during our latest travel adventure. We were fortunate to visit the island of Kauai in Hawaii.

It was as beautiful as I imagined. The ocean is stunning with ribbons of color – greens, blues, and turquoise.

But what I hadn’t imagined were roosters and hens running around everywhere!

I learned that prior to 300 A.D., the islands were so remote… Continue reading

How Do You Learn and Maintain Stillness

 

HowDoYouLearnAndMaintainStillness

The question was asked of me by Lemuel on my Facebook page: How do you maintain stillness? It was such a great question that I thought it deserved a thoughtful response.

 

Benefits of Learning to Be Still

 

One of my favorite Bible verses is Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God.” It is in stillness that we can experience God’s presence.

 

Learning to be still and maintaining stillness is the ultimate spiritual… Continue reading

What Does it Mean to Rest in the Lord

What Does it Mean to Rest in the Lord

When I saw this little baby resting in his father’s arms at a church service, this was a visual example (and reminder) of what it means to rest in the Lord.

 

Jesus says in the Bible verse, Matthew 11:28, “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” (NRSV)

 

We live in a society where rest is discouraged. Coming from the sales profession the motto is,… Continue reading

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