Tag Archives | Spiritual growth

Wednesday Prayer: Relationships

O dear relational God, the Three-in-One, who embodies relationship in every way. Help me to not pass by the people you place in my path today. Help me to open my heart to new folks, to not become embittered against those I know, to give freely of my time, realizing You hold every drop of […]

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Monday Prayers

Dear Jesus, You are it. You’re the One I wake for. Help me today to see You throughout the day. To hear Your voice. To understand Your nuance. To experience You as I serve You. Speak through me. Listen through me. Minister through and to me. Help me to rest in Your forgiveness, to freely […]

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A Week of Prayer

This week I want to focus on prayer by, er, praying. I guess that makes sense! Here is my Sunday prayer: Father God, For me to say that to You is a huge thing. As a fatherless girl who had a gaping wound only a daddy could fill, You swept me into Your arms when […]

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Drink from the Well

Tonight I bring a message about drinking deeply from the well of Jesus. Please pray that my own heart would be satisfied in Him. Pray I’d hear His voice as I finish preparations. Pray I wouldn’t be too tired, too distracted, too anything. Pray for the writers a Write to Publish that they would be […]

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Raising Her Hands

I’m the weirdo in my little family. I’m the one who insists we venture to the very front of our large suburban church so I can feel more a part of the worship. I’m the one who juts hands into the air, who will stand up when no one stands (in the entire church) because […]

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The tree is me

The tree is me

The Lord spoke to me as I jogged by this seemingly dead tree the other day. I’m finally coming to the place where I’d like to write about it. So much of my earlier years felt like this tree–decaying, dried out, devoid of life. Sometimes our early days go this way, don’t they? I’m not […]

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Scary Dogs, Empathy and Confidence

Hubby and I had an interesting interchange last night while we walked Pippin the wonderdog at the park. Hubby likes to let Pippin be free, off leash. This freaks me out, not because Pippin is a naughty dog (he’s very sweet), but because I remember how deeply afraid I was of dogs growing up and […]

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Good Practices

Good Practices

Those two words are reverberating through me today as I once again try to foster discipline in my life–to spend time with Jesus, to pray, to examine my day with purpose, to eat well, to worship in song, to exercise, to bless my children with attention and prayers, to read out loud to my kids, […]

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The Junk Brothers and Redemption

Today I watched The Junk Brothers on HGTV while eating my frosted wheat cereal. Here’s the premise of the show. The two brothers, Steve and Jim Kelley, forage neighborhoods under the cover of darkness, looking for junk that could be transformed into something useful, beautiful. Today’s show they found a pair of old wooden snow […]

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An Interesting Read: Flickering Pixels

An Interesting Read: Flickering Pixels

Flickering Pixels by Shane Hipps is an interesting book, discussing not the message, but the way we perceive, exchange and disseminate the message, particularly the media we’re interacting with. Here’s Shane on You Tube with Rob Bell: What I enjoyed: Shane writes in an easy-too-read style. I read the book through on one plane trip. […]

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