So the other day, when I was thinking about a person I know who needed some extra cash for a project, I asked Jesus if He wanted me to help out and if so, how much.  The amount that came to my mind was weird.  Until I realized it was the amount matched a check I recently got.  I thought, really, Lord?  Seriously?  And even though I doubted this ever so slightly, I figured I’d rather err on the generous side.  Especially because as I signed the back of the check, I heard, “on your knees, in your heart”.




Ladies, are you listening?  Take some time today…not this week, not at your next women’s retreat next month, but today.  And listen for the Voice of the One who loves you and wants to pour out His love and compassion over you.  Today.  Just listen.




Ó Elisabeth K. Corcoran, 2009



Elisabeth lives with husband, Kevin, and children, Sara, 12, and Jack, 10-&-1/2, in Elburn, Illinois.  She is the author of the devotionals, In Search of Calm: Renewal for a Mother’s Heart (Xulon, 2005), and Calm in My Chaos: Encouragement for a Mom’s Weary Soul (Kregel, 2001); the monthly column, “Moments for Mom”; and for two years was the contributing editor of the “Mothering Matters” section of MOPS magazine, MomSense.  After ten years of leading Women’s Ministry and four years on staff at Christ Community Church – Blackberry Creek Campus over Adult Ministry and Community & International Impact, she is now devoting her time to speaking and writing, working on her next two books.  Her passion is to encourage women and the Church, and applying her gifts to eradicating global poverty, as well as local and global AIDS, one small step at a time, which she hopes to fulfill through her writing and speaking, and her connections with Open Door Clinic in the Fox Valley area and her church’s partnership in Bo, Sierra Leone.  You can learn more about Elisabeth at, on Facebook or on her blog at