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I Praise God for ALL of It

I Praise God for ALL of It

[Inside: I Praise God for All of It] Life is Hard If I’m honest…. This last year has been a doozie. Whether you call it life… bad luck… attacks from Satan, or just things that happen because we are living in a fallen world – […]

Eager for God – On Mission in Rwanda

Eager for God – On Mission in Rwanda

If I heard it once, I must have heard it 50 times while in Africa, “Will you pray for me?” I heard if from people I met at church, at the girls school, teachers, pastors and strangers. People asking for prayer for their health, family […]

Friendship with God – Is That Even Possible?

Friendship with God – Is That Even Possible?

Think about the people who are closest to you in your life… that one person you go to right away when you are in trouble. The person you can talk to about anything.  Do you have their face in your mind? Now, think about how […]

Pray Like Jesus

Pray Like Jesus

I was at the funeral of a friend of a friend. It was someone I didn’t know well, and someone who died too soon. We were in a church I had never been to before; traditional hard pews, and a pipe organ in the back […]

Shifting Our Focus: Learning to Pray Like Paul

Shifting Our Focus: Learning to Pray Like Paul

Photo by Diana Simumpande on Unsplash Sitting Down to Pray As I sat at my kitchen table writing down the things I wanted to pray for during my prayer time, I made an unsettling discovery: my prayer list looked uncomfortably similar to my grocery list […]

Why We Should Pray

Why We Should Pray

(Inside: Does prayer even do anything? Why pray?) “I lost my job!” I said between sobs into the phone. “What do you mean, you lost it?” my husband replied, confused. “I. Got. Cut. Even though I’m tenured, I’m STILL the least-senior teacher.…so, cut!” “Oh, wow. […]


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