Category Archives: prayer

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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The things we carry…

Have you ever been with someone who complains and refuses to acknowledge any way to change their situation? It’s so frustrating when we adamantly stay in our misery and refuse to look at anything that might get us out. I … Continue reading

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Pray for Las Vegas

Another shooting. Another senseless round of killings. What are we supposed to do with this? We can change laws, but that won’t ever be enough. We need to change hearts. We need to change the culture. We need to be … Continue reading

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Just a touch

I have always loved the story of the woman who fights through the crowd only to touch the hem of Jesus’ cloak. She doesn’t even try to actually see Him or talk to Him. There’s no way He would ever … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Oceans

Okay, I usually only do Music Mondays in the summer, but I have to add this one today. I love the faith and confidence that comes in this song. When we step out, when God calls us to something difficult, … Continue reading

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Great things

I realized recently that I am one of the most reticent people I know. At least when it comes to God. He keeps leading me to things, and every time I look at Him and say, “I don’t think I … Continue reading

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As you forgive…

On Sunday, we will read the story about the servant who was forgiven his debt, but refused to forgive those who were indebted to him. (Matthew 18:21-35) This servant had such a large debt, that in order to pay it … Continue reading

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Guidance

One of my “things” is to tell people to listen in prayer. And the question that follows most of the time is, “How?” It takes practice and it takes intention. We can invite God into a moment, but we rarely … Continue reading

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