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Of all the spiritual disciplines, prayer is the one I struggle with the most. Each year I resolve to improve my prayer life but never feel satisfied with my progress. Last year, I got honest with myself and most importantly with God, about my desire to deepen my prayer life. I confessed my frustration to…

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A deeper walk with Christ is evident when our first response, our most compelling desire at any given time, in any situation, is to hunger for the advice found in God’s Word. The Word of God, when interwoven with prayer, serves as direction and guidance, conviction and comfort, a deterrent from sin, an escape, a…

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Do not be thinking of how little you have to bring God, but of how much He wants to give you. He is the giver of all good gifts. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17…

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Great Smokey Mountains 2012


It’s no coincidence that being watchful and prayerful are coupled by the apostle Paul in his letter to the Colossians: “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” The word watchful is a throwback to the ancient watchmen whose job it was to sit on the city walls and scan the horizon for attacking armies…

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Suppose a man made me a hundred promises. And he had ten years to fulfill them. In the next month the ten years would expire. He has fulfilled 99 of the promises and he is able to fulfill the other. Would not I have good reason to trust him that he would fulfill it? The…

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A Prayer for a Graduate

Our week has been full of celebrations as Maddie’s senior year comes to an end. All of these moments are bittersweet and mark the end of one season and the beginning of another. God has been our constant companion and guide every step of the way. As parents we trust Him with our lives and…

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When My Prayer Life Needs Help {My 5 Favorite Books }

Sometimes on the other side of tropical vacations, happy anniversaries and carefree Instagram photos I get blindsided by a meltdown. Yep. That was me a few days ago. It was a full blown ugly cry in the blue chair in the corner as my man sat with tissues and open ears. This post-28th-wedding-anniversary-pre-49th-birthday-pity-party was less…

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Praying for your husband

Wife Swap

My husband needs to change. (Don’t they all.) I’ve tried for years to change mine, unsuccessfully, I might add. So I decided it was time to pull out the big guns and  pray for him. Certainly God knows he needs to change but maybe he needs a gentle reminder and a list. A friend of…

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