The best way to learn how to pray
I needed to know the best way to learn how to pray. And I needed it fast. With debt collectors calling, my health in decline, recently coming out of a horrendous marriage that almost took my life… My life was a mess, but even worse was my prayer life.
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That ‘H’ Word
I love my moments with God. This prayer series that we are currently pursuing in Bible Study has opened up even more areas of blessings and struggles for me.
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Are you God’s friend?
I became fascinated with the story of Moses a few years ago. Moses’ life began in a river swarmed by reeds and thickets of bulrushes. At a time where there was a national edict to kill all Hebrew baby boys in the land of Egypt, Moses’ mother, Jochebed, saw the only solution of leaving her baby in the Nile River with the hope that he would be saved. Rescued by the princess of the land, Moses grew up amongst royalty.
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The one disgusting trap for every believer
In Matthew 6, Jesus begins by warning us not to ‘practice righteousness in front of others to be seen’. That rising feeling in your gut where you want persons to see how much time or money you gave to others in need. The boasting of all that you do for family, church, work, or the community. The desire to let persons know how long you pray, or what a great prayer warrior you are. The display that you put on when you are fasting, exclaiming how long you are fasting and what you are doing without, so persons can look on you with awe.
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The one prayer you must pray
As I journey with my bible study group in prayer over the past few weeks, the one thing that drums loud in my heart is that we all struggle to pray. We have allowed the enemy to confuse us to think that prayer is only something that can be done using a certain posture, in a specific place, or at a determined time. We have been crushed by someone’s righteous praying, believing that their prayer is so much better and more pleasing to God. When praying, we struggle with the words and feelings toward prayer because we have built so much fear into our hearts when it comes time to pray.
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I am tired of mumbling dead prayers. Even worse, my fears of praying dead prayers to others is something that plagued me for years. In our bible study session tonight, where we were focusing on prayer, we had a great discussion that sparked my desire to share with you.
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Success in a toxic culture: 4 Life Lessons from Daniel
Success in a toxic culture: 4 Life Lessons from Daniel.
Scrolling through my social media feed, my hand paused over a headline: The Turbulent and Toxic State of the Nation’s Work Culture. This is not a topic that would excite me to dig deeper, but it brought to mind an earlier conversation I was having with my family.
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How to pray powerfully
How to pray powerfully. The statement on the promotional flyer made me stop to read more. I wanted to understand how to do this. You may have read my earlier blog post where I admitted my fear of public praying and the steps I took to help me improve in that area. But any topic on prayer always has me eager to learn more.
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Jesus stops for you
Ten more minutes. I only have ten more minutes. “You can do this” I recite in my head as I wiggle in my seat and roll my shoulders back. Gripping the steering wheel I press down on the gas and with a glaring focus, I speed along the highway. Thanking God as I exit the highway and turn down the final street to my destination, I am relieved. I have two more minutes before I can speed out of the car. In the corner of my eye up the road, I recognize an incoming disaster. “No no no… not now!” I chant.
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The most important lesson for every successful woman
Walking into the room filled with anxiety and excitement, I pondered who would give me the best response to the question in my heart, “what is the most important lesson for every successful woman?”. An introvert at heart, I did not relish the idea of walking up to strangers to ask my deep-rooted questions, but I was uniquely interested in what persons in the room may have to say.
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