Category Archives: prayer

Take a little time

You have to take care of yourself before you can take care of others. When we apply this to Advent and Christmas, do you get visions of massages, lattes, a fire in the fireplace with a warm blanket on the … Continue reading

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Wanderings

“Why do you let us wander, O Lord, from your ways, and harden our hearts so that we fear you not?” (Isaiah 63:17a) This verse is from the first reading from Advent this weekend. It’s an interesting rant, isn’t it? … Continue reading

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Getting to Know You

A long time ago when my faith was basically exploding, I remember praying and asking God how to keep it. I felt so close to Him. I was able to pray in a way that I never had before, and … Continue reading

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Joy of the Lord

“The joy of the Lord is my strength.” I’ve never heard this like I did a couple days ago. I have been battling a health issue for the last few months. Delays in getting into doctors, long waits to see … Continue reading

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In Process

I think I have shared this before, but I just found it again. We are all works in progress. We are all unfinished. I am grateful that God is never done with me or with you. Have a blessed and … Continue reading

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Ritual and Relationship

We all have our rituals. Little things that we do to put ourselves in order. Wearing a certain shirt or socks for a competition or performance. The place we sit at the table for dinner. The way we get ready … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

How often are is the work that we do appreciated? How often do we express our admiration to others? Most of the time, the effort that we put into a job, a responsibility, or life is just accepted. It’s the … Continue reading

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Friends with God

  I am often asked about prayer and how we know that God is speaking to us. It’s always funny to me how little we trust those moments when we hear God’s voice or see a sign that He sends. … Continue reading

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Goals

I once told a friend that I was thinking about reading A Purpose-Driven Life, and she said, “You are one of the most purpose-driven people I know.” She’s right. I live with goals, looking to the future, always asking God … Continue reading

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Up close, and personal

I beg you, O Lord, to remove anything which separates me from you, or you from me. Remove anything that makes me unworthy of your sight, your control, your reprehension, of your speech and conversation, of your benevolence and love. … Continue reading

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