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When You Pray, Do You See God Or Do You See Things?

TweetWhat’s your list like? Is it filled with requests for things you want and need? Does it have a space for others? Is it the first thing with which you approach God? Do you have space for praising God and simply acknowledging who God is and resting in God? In other words, when you pray,[…]

Surrendering Prayer as Your Christmas Gift to God

Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word” Luke 1:38 (NRSV). Mary gave such a beautiful example of surrendering prayer. We remember it in a special way as we prepare to celebrate the coming of Jesus Christ. Yes. Mary’s prayer is integral to[…]

Why Prayer Is Not Your Mommy and Daddy Conversation

Do you think of God as your loving parent? If so, that’ great. We’re told by Jesus to pray “Our Father (Matthew 6:9).” In some ways, then, praying must have something in common with communicating with your parents. Yet, prayer is different from conversation with your mommy or daddy, your mom or your day. Here’s why:[…]

How Anticipation Can Keep You Focused During Advent

TweetAdvent is here, without fanfare; without bells and whistles. It will go as quietly as it came. If you’re not careful, you’ll miss the opportunity it offers for reflection, returning, and preparation. Advent means that the Western Christian church and its derivatives have entered a new church year. It’s a reminder that as a Christian, your[…]

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