Category Archives: prayer

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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One day is like a thousand years

With the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day. (2 Peter 3:8) I heard this and sat for a moment while it really sunk in. If one day is like a thousand … Continue reading

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Lord, let me love you

“Lord, help me to love you to the best of my ability. Then, increase my ability.” I heard this prayer recently, and I love it. I can only do so much. I can only love so well. I only know … Continue reading

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Bless This Mess

I love how we don’t want to bother God with our messes. Maybe it’s just me, but I’m pretty sure it’s you, too. There’s all this mess, and we’ve got it. Or we don’t, but we sure don’t want to … Continue reading

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By whose power?

  God is strong enough. I know God answers prayer. In fact, at one point in my life, God was answering a lot of prayers. Over and over again, I would pray for people and things would happen. A relationship … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

It’s a new year, a new start, a time to begin, or a time to begin again. It’s a time to reflect on the life we have lived, the blessings we have been given, the challenges we have faced, and … Continue reading

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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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