Category Archives: prayer

Come Holy Spirit, I think

  A friend shared this beautiful prayer with me, and I want to share it with you. Pray it. Live it. Come Holy Spirit!   Holy Spirit Come to me! Fill me! Inspire me! No, that’s not right Be the … Continue reading

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A little fun: Sounds of Nature

I know I’ve heard this before. I think it came from my girls upstairs. Or was it me and my teenager? Or was it when I was praying. I just can’t remember. Happy Friday! I hope your weekend sounds better … Continue reading

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Receiving the Gift

  So that we might obtain this life of happiness, he who is true life itself taught us to pray, not in many words as though speaking longer could gain us a hearing. After all, we pray to one who, … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

Several years ago, a friend of ours was serving in Iraq over Valentine’s Day. I wanted to send something to him and to his troops, and thought cards would be a great idea. I was able to get first names … Continue reading

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Putting God into the equation

  As the Easter season draws to a close, we come to a place of transition in the readings of the Seventh Sunday of Easter. Jesus has risen, appeared many times, and returned to heaven with a promise that He … Continue reading

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United

  My third pregnancy was incredibly difficult. Morning sickness grabbed hold of me early and hard and didn’t let go until the day my daughter was born. The medication I took only got me up to the level of feeling … Continue reading

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Take a little time…

  Jesus spent forty days in the desert preparing for His ministry. Alone. No distractions, away from everything and everyone. I don’t get the impression, though, that it was a planning session. He didn’t spend the forty days creating a … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday

Part One of an eight-part series of reflections on Lent, Holy Week, and Easter. I held a piece of jewelry once in order to feel what the people around me were excited about. This solid-looking, beautiful, gold-link chain weighed absolutely … Continue reading

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Lent is Coming!

One year my daughter gave up soda for Lent. The rest of the family thought it was a way to get out of really giving anything up, since we didn’t drink soda in our house. Sure enough, though, she had … Continue reading

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Reset

Every once in a while, we just need to push the reset button. Life is busy. Kids are crazy. Emotions are rolling. Things are moving in the wrong direction. Everything is in the right direction, except it’s all just a … Continue reading

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