2 Corinthians 3:2

You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read by all men. 2 Corinthians 3:2

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Peace Speaker


When the storm is raging

And I'm walking the floor, praying.

Hear me, Lord. Hear me, Lord.

I'm afraid and calling on the peace speaker. 

Calm the wind. Calm the rain. Calm my racing heart.

Calm my trembling, jangled nerves.

Hear me, Lord. Hear my prayer, Father God. You are 

the peace speaker, Lord. Thank you, for the abating 

storm. Thank you for speaking your peace over me. 

Thank you for speaking peace over this corner of the 

world. Thank you for calming the raging storm and the

raging within me.

In Jesus’ precious name. Amen.

Karen Butler Ogle

Friday, March 31, 2023

Are You There, God?


Something I read by Neil Anderson years ago in his book called The Bondage Breaker: “Don’t trust your feelings, trust the truth.” No matter how we may feel at a given time, Truth does not change. The Truth is that God is with us always. The Truth that He loved us enough to send Jesus to die in our place. The Truth is that there is nothing that can come between us and God’s love. The Truth is that everything He allows us to suffer in this life is for our ultimate good.

Dear Father, 

Today I felt you were far away from me. In my soul, I know this is a lie from the enemy. The truth is, you have been right beside me every day of my life. Please Father, let me feel your presence always and remind me of the truth when I am lost in the dark.

In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Karen Butler Ogle

His Death Gives Us Life

It is that time when we believers remember Jesus Christ’s sacrifice for us. I mourn His death but rejoice in his resurrection. His return to life gifted us all with eternal life. His followers never need to fear death. The enormity of His love for His children humbles me to my knees. On my knees is where I need to be when thinking about the cross and the pain He endured for the world. He suffered excruciating humiliation, beatings, and grievous wounds to cleanse the sinful nature of us all.  My heart wants to be filled with songs of love and my mouth wants to be filled with praise. My entire being wants to be laid before Him as a living sacrifice. Even if I spent every minute of every day in constant service and worship to Him, it wouldn't be enough to thank Him for His enduring love and faithful companionship.

Karen Butler Ogle

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Speak To Me, Lord


Sometimes, when life is the most chaotic, and all the people in our lives seem to be demanding our attention all at once in an overwhelming cacophony, it is time to find a quiet place to be still. Time to be still , and remember who God is and allow Him to speak to us. I needed his voice desperately tonight and found it in this song-story of a prodigal daughter. Have you ever been this daughter of God, who ran out into the world and lost her way? I certainly have, and more than once. We often get so bogged down in the details of life we forget the times God has come after us to remind us of who we belong to. We are His. We will remain His. He will always come to bring us Home. I find that knowledge a great comfort tonight.

Karen Butler Ogle

Sunday, March 26, 2023

A Simple Prayer


Dear Lord,

I am so tired tonight. I feel I’ve run a race and stumbled desperately all the way, but still haven’t reached the finish line. My heart and mind are bruised and aching as much as my body. My spirit is suffering and I can’t find even an inadequate reason to explain why. I want to run to you and hide within your arms and just rest until my weary soul is made anew. I want a healing so profound I am able to start the race over and run it again until I finish it. Lift me, Holy Father, I beg you earnestly. Lift me, and cleanse every part of me from the influence of this world. My mind and heart are so overcome with burdens and care and I need you, Lord to take them all. My bones are breaking with the load. Strengthen my heart, I ask and help me carry on to serve you. You alone are worthy of my every breath of life and devotion. Please help me Father, to carry on.


Karen Butler Ogle

His Grace Is Sufficient

 Each human being has his or her own cross to bear. Living in a fallen world exposes us to all manner of heartbreak, sorrow, illness, and tr...