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Because of Jesus, we can approach our Father in heaven in prayer anytime and anywhere. He doesn’t care about the right words. We can never bug him too much. As God’s children, we have confidence that he will hear and answer us every time.

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Call on God

Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, made the first call on March 10, 1876, to his assistant, Thomas Watson. What were the first…

Living My Faith

Tap into your willpower

“Habits eat willpower for breakfast.”—John Ortberg I was 33 years old when I completely gave up on the concept of New Year’s resolutions. I…

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We’ve got a lot to pray about

Jesus had the salvation of the world on his shoulders. He was about to give his life on a cross. Jesus was praying for…

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Praying for others

I’m editing a book for a friend. She started the project to tell her story, even though she really wasn’t a writer—though with time…

Living My Faith

A heart to hear

Sometimes when I don’t know what to pray for, I take the advice of Jesus’ brother James: “If any of you lacks wisdom, you…

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Playing catch with God

Would you like to make the most of your time in prayer? Are you looking for ways to communicate with God that are thoughtful…

Life’s Challenges

A hiding place

Do you have a location in your life where you always go when you are stressed? have a really tough decision to make? took…

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Prayers and answers

“Lord, help.” “God, please . . .” “How long, Lord?” “Make it clear, Jesus. No, even clearer . . .” I don’t know if…

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Silence

I pray. I pray and I pray. Silence.   I yell. I yell and I yell. Silence louder still.   My daughter once told…

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Ask for more

If someone offered you a blank check, how much would you ask for? I suppose the answer would depend on the person who owned…

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Don’t call me Grandpa

One of my early thrills of grandparenting was choosing a grandparent nickname.  Now, I called my own grandparents Grandpa and Grandma. Titles, really. So…

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Take it to the Lord

Grandma B. needs a cane and a friendly arm to hold in order to walk. Recently, I helped her get from church to the…