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The Wrestling Match in My Prayer Closet [Episode 39]


 

 

THE UGLY TRUTH

There is a wrestling match going on in my prayer closet that would rival any bout of the World Wide Wrestling Federation. I really want to be writing a post about how my prayer closet catapulted me into deeper intimacy with God, wonderful epiphanies, and a touch of that peace that surpasses all understanding. No such luck. Unfortunately, my prayer closet has mostly been a gruesome clash of forces.

If you could watch the spiritual reality of what goes on in my prayer closet I think you would find yourself ringside watching me wrestle myself. God

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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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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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How to Escape Spiritual Dry Times [Episode 31]

Image from Ozyman

 

 

Dry times, times of feeling a loss of God’s presence, are inevitable in the Christian walk.  All of the historic saints expressed in their writings periods of longing to hear God’s voice and to feel God’s peace.  Spiritual droughts occur for a variety of reasons.

  • Neglect of the relationship: If you are not investing time in drawing near to God don’t be surprised if God seems hard to find.  God hasn’t moved, but your priorities, time, and attention may have pushed a gap into your awareness of God’s presence.
  • Neglect of duty: I find

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Your Privileges And Responsibilities As A Child of God [Episode 29]

Your privileges and responsibilities as a child of god
 

 

jfk jr. under deskJohn F. Kennedy’s children used to play under his desk while he worked in the oval office as President of the United States. Here was a man who was one of the most powerful men in the world and perhaps one of the most highly protected. He was surrounded by secret service and dealing with some of the most demanding problems in the world. And yet, his children

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The Ugly Truth No One Wants to Hear about How to Get People to Church [Episode 27]


 


 
In a prior church I served, one Valentine’s Day we had 27 children attend a parent’s night out program at our church. That figure is remarkable when you consider a couple of facts. We were a modest sized church with four or five children present on Sunday mornings and maybe eighty to ninety people in attendance on an average Sunday. The vast majority of the children who attended the Valentine event weren’t from our church. So twenty-seven is a rather huge number.
 
Why so many kids?
 
Did we pay for a bunch of ads?

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