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Not until you bless me

Have you ever been desperate in prayer? So desperate you would not stop praying until you got your answer? Jacob in the Bible was…

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Faith to believe

The early Christians were heartbroken. A great persecution had broken out against them, and many of them were losing their lives. First it was…

Life’s Challenges

A conversation with God

Here’s an honest conversation with God: “When my soul was embittered, when I was pricked in heart, I was brutish and ignorant; I was…

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Left on read

For today’s high school and college students, the worst thing you can do is leave them “on read.” Let’s pause a moment for a…

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Do you believe in prayer?

Do you believe that prayer works? Do you trust that the words we speak in Jesus’ name reach the ears of God and move…

Bible 101

The morning hymn

Would you like to join ancient Christians in one of their faith practices? Psalm 63 was called “the morning hymn.” John Chrysostom, a Christian…

Living My Faith

Pray the fine print

Joab was a successful military commander in King David’s army. His faith was bold. He was a fighter. Sometimes he struggled to keep his…

Bible 101

When we stop practicing

Years ago, a student who had graduated from the Christian high school where I taught shared that she was struggling with her faith. “Don’t…

Prayer

Prayer 101: A basic conversation guide for a deeper prayer life

A couple years back, someone told me about a theory that says there are three basic types of conversations: Me/Me conversations: A conversation that…

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Persist in prayer

Have you ever had an interaction with a toddler play out like this? “Mom, can I have a fruit snack?” “Well, you already had…

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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…