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Greater Gratitude: Taking Thanks To The Next Level

Greater Gratitude: Taking Thanks To The Next Level

If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!   Gratitude can transform your life. You can begin this journey by giving thanks to God for the blessings in your life. But, what does it mean to not just give thanks, but live a thankful life?   3 Grateful Living Strategies… In Paul’s letter to the Colossians he exhorted them to do whatever they did in word and deed giving thanks to … Read entire article »

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God Help Me Start Over

God Help Me Start Over

“God help me start over.” That’s what I was feeling recently. I wasn’t pleased with my life; particularly, my relationship with the Lord. I wasn’t pleased with how I was spending my time, failing to meet goals, or my blog. Somehow I allowed myself to get off track and God was in the margins. Have you been there? Praise God … Read entire article »

Tips for Slowing Down and Reconnecting with God through Sabbath

Tips for Slowing Down and Reconnecting with God through Sabbath

  If you are busy and feeling disconnected from God, you may simply need to establish a Sabbath practice in your life. Our culture has become completed disconnected from both the need for keeping the Sabbath and the fact that it is a moral imperative. God didn’t just suggest or recommend the Sabbath. God commanded the Sabbath. And … Read entire article »

URGENT: Please Add Your Prayers To Our Prayer Labyrinth

URGENT:  Please Add Your Prayers To Our Prayer Labyrinth

For several weeks, my son, Matthew has been laboring to construct a prayer labyrinth for his Eagle Scout project. I am very proud that he chose to create a prayer labyrinth to be a blessing to our community. He would love to symbolic wrap prayers from around the world into his project. … (but the window to be involved is VERY short–before … Read entire article »

Could This Prayer Have Saved Robin William’s Life?

Could This Prayer Have Saved Robin William’s Life?

Prayer can transform broken lives. But, do you know how to pray effectively when life hurts? I want to tackle one aspect of that in today’s post as I ponder the recent loss of the comedic genius Robin Williams. This post seems particularly timely during this week of National Suicide Prevention Week. Also, Sept. 10 was World Suicide Prevention Day … Read entire article »

Prayer Tips: What does “pray without ceasing” mean and how can we do it?

Paul urged the Thessalonians to “pray without ceasing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:17) But what in the world does that mean? Are we to be constantly walking about with head’s bowed and reverently lifting up praise to God? That would be awesome in some ways but not very practical in other ways. We might have to assume a near monk-like existence to do that and it’s hard for me to believe that God wants us all to withdraw from the world into a ministry of non-stop prayer.   I have two takes on this mysterious snippet, “pray without ceasing.” The first is that in some ways perhaps, yes, Paul is saying we need to stay … Read entire article »