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Three Simple Ways to Live Gratefully [Episode 38]

Saying thanks is easy, but what does it mean to live thankful? How can we show God with our lives that we are truly grateful for His numerous blessings. That’s what this Five Minute Friday episode is all about.

Learn three simple suggestions for how the actions in your life can glorify God and let God know how truly gratefully you are. Incidentally, these three suggestions are a great way to also be a witness.

Listen and learn the value of working heartily as if working for the Lord, sharing blessings, and celebrating God’s goodness.

Today’s post was inspired by the Colossians 3:17,

“Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus,

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Thin Places–Three Easy Places to Find God [Episode 37]


 

Thin Places

Celtic Christians have a wonderful expression for places where we more readily seem to experience God. They refer to these places as “thin places.” Thin places are those places where for some inexplicable reason God seems more present.
 
I have experienced a number of thin places. The sanctuary at our church is a place where I almost immediately feel peace and proximity to God. I don’t frequently slip in there to pray during the day, but when I do it is almost always a time of profound intimacy with God. Other significant place for me have been: a pond near my home in Hot Springs, a hospital chapel, and labyrinths I have walked in

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One Bible Study Question to Push Your Growth Edge [Episode #36]


 

 
The depth of your bible study understanding will always be driven by the depth of your questions. I learned this in college when I first began avidly journaling about my daily scripture reading.

I had a simple process that closely mirrored a now popular journaling method called the SOAP Bible Journaling Method, which stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. My process contained one question that’s lacking in the SOAP model. This one question will help you find the edge of your understanding and push that edge. Listen to the five minute Friday segment

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Three Surefire Methods To Remember A Prayer Commitment [Episode 35]


 
Do you ever tell someone you will prayer for them and then forget until the next time you see them? That use to happen to me, but now I have three surefire methods that have proven effective in helping me remember.
 

1) Catch it

During Lent I carried a notebook that readily fit in my pocket to “catch” names of people for whom I wanted to pray. I got the idea after reading an article telling bloggers that they should carry a small notebook to record ideas that come to them throughout the day. The author referred to it as an idea catch.
 
The only catch to

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How to Memorize the Ten Commandments in Five Minutes (or Less) [Episode 34]


 

 
I’ve heard it said that only 2% of Christians know the ten commandments in order.
You can memorize the ten commandments quickly and easily. Become a part of the two percent who has by following a simple technique using your ten fingers.

Use my cheat sheet, “ How to Memorize the Ten Commandments in Five Minutes (or Less) ” which you can download by clicking the button below. This bible memory cheat sheet is free.


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This method of

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Three Easy Steps to Recall Bible Stories Like a Pro [Episode 33]


 

One invaluable skill to have as a Christian disciple is to be able to remember bible stories in as much detail as possible. I’m not talking about necessarily memorizing an entire bible story word for word. But, being able to recall and retell a story in your own words is tremendously beneficial.

For example, when you can recall stories readily, you will inevitably make more connections as you study. Your comprehension of the bible is accelerated with each story you can recall. You will see parallels, themes, contrasts, and concepts that other people miss. Plus, being able to recall stories can be extremely helpful in ministering to people, providing

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