Giveaway Winner

 The winner of the “Living in the Light Giveaway” which included a Willow Tree “Angel of Hope,” a Fall Yankee Candle and 3 signed copies of my book, A Confident Heart is Barb. My assistant Leah has emailed you to get your address so we can send the gift pack to you this week!

About Renee

Renee Swope is a Word-lover, story-teller, heart-encourager and grace-needer. She's also a wife, mom, friend, daughter and author of A Confident Heart, a Retailers Choice Award winning book that became a best-seller and has been published in six languages, with over 150,000 copies sold. Renee is speaks around the country at women's events and and serves on the writing team for DaySpring’s inCourage blog. For twenty years, Renee served in leadership at Proverbs 31 Ministries and as former co-host of the ministry's radio program, “Everyday Life with Lysa & Renee.


  1. Charlotte Adjepon-Yamoah says:

    I am waiting on the Lord for a life partner. Sometimes, i feel so strong and my faith is strong. Sometimes, my faith begins to get weary.
    I need prayers

  2. I am dealing with a job situation. A lot of unfairness and hurt… I need grace to walk in forgivnrss with a coworker and an assistant principal. Also wisdom how to relate to this assistant principal in a professional way. Also to begin to have favor with her…I need some good observations. I love the Lord and the children I teach.

  3. Lillian Nwachukwu says:

    Lately on their visiting day, I went to see my son who started secondary school in September 2012, an environment away from home. As I discussed with him I am worried that despite how much I tried to prepare him for this new life, he is not really accepting of the environment, he is not making friends easily, he is missing home so much and wants to leave the school, he does not like the school he tells me.

    Unfortunately my husband does not agree that he should leave that school for another as he thinks he made the right choice of school for him, he has to learn like other kids to adjust. I worry about how this is affecting my son emotionally and is willing to move him to another school. My husband and I are at crossroads on this issue and it is causing a strain in our relationship and stressing me out. I am worried and it seems my faith is not getting weary. Please help me to pray the right kind of way.

    Thank you.

  4. I am believing the Lord for spiritual revival in my family. Many that know Jesus have walked away. Some are on drugs, some drinking way to much, some are separated from their spouses & living in adultery, my grandchildren are suffering from all this, some are in a false religion, and some have just stopped attending church or any family gatherings.

  5. I am in the midst of divorcing my husband of 15 years (29 together) because he has untreated mental illness – (delusional), plus drinks too much, uses pot, not working….I can’t get him treatment as he refuses to believe he needs it. We have 2 boys 13 w/ cerebral palsy and 9 healthy who I am trying to protect, but they’ve seen his insanity. Currently he keeps stopping by the house almost every am to see the boys and while he make act normal its still disruptive. there is no “visitation” in that I cannot let him have them as his judgment is way off… so I have to supervise and I’m overwhelmed with the thought of having to deal with this man who is not at all the man I married, on a daily or even weekly basis for the next 10 years!! I just want to move far away.

    • Oh goodness! Will be praying for you! The Lord is faithful just remember that. And HE NEVER FAILS US!! I can relate to your comment on alot of things. I will be praying for you!! Trusting in the LORD to see you through this. It is in His hands. Bless you Janet. Stay strong!

  6. Deniese Thomas says:

    I will definitely pray on behalf of the requests listed, I also need prayers about my job situation at hand, all the injustices and unfairness you see everyday. also about a long distance relationship I am in and the challenges we are facing in coming together. I do know and believe that with God all things are possible and indeed he can do more than we can think or imagine.

  7. Just needing prayer for some things I am facing at this time. The final divorce hearing for my (husband) and I is set for tomorrow. At this time it seems like one big ‘giant’ I am faced with as you said earlier. Praying for Gods will and His hand to guide me. Praying for peace, comfort and strength to trust in the Lord my God to see us through this and carry us through. Thank you for your prayers. May the Lord abundantly bless each of you!!! Blessings fellow sisters in Christ! Praying the Lord will touch your lives and bring you closer to Him.

  8. I pray for Jennifer and all the extreme emotions she is going through with the divorce. I pray that she will be able to see through those emotions and still see her loving Fathers face, as you hold out your hand to walk her through this time.

    I have had a really long summer. My husband is going through many issues that is making him angry, almost lost his job and is not wanting to work through things. I also have major health issues and can’t find a Doctor willing to take me. They want to send me to Mayo, but we don’t have the money for that. So I try to take it one day at a time and do what I can. I am learning to take the Fathers hand and hold on tight, and when it gets really bad I crawl up in His lap and cry to Him.
    Thanks for the verses. I love to pray scripture.

  9. I am praying that my husband and I find childcare provider for our 17 month old little girl and also that I find a new employee for my business. I trust that the Lord has a perfect fit for each of these needs in out life.

  10. I am new to this blog but love Renee’s writing. My family is needing prayer for a church home. We left our church home of many years back in Feb. and have been at a good church since that time but are not feeling led to establish roots there. So we need direction and guidance from the Lord to place us in a church family that will give us the opportunity to use the spiritual gifts HE has given so Christ will be glorified in our lives. We have 2 daughters that are 12 and 8. Our 12yr old has special needs and we desire to become established in a foundation so our 8 year old can grow her gifts! thanks for your prayers!

  11. This means a lot to me…there is a lot out of my control in my marriage..learning to forgive my husband….and let God fill my heart with love. sometimes feeling like I just can’t do it anymore and remembering Gods promises to me..
    allowing God to fill the holes in my heart and loving the person who put the holes there.

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