3 simple steps to easing your emotional pain & improving your outlook emotional pain loving jesus perspective posture prayer rest

If 2020 has taught me one thing, it is that I must have deep tear ducts. I have cried more in the past four months than I ever dreamed possible. I cried when we cancelled Joey’s birthday party, when schools closed for the remainder of the year, when I couldn’t visit my dad in the...

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When we don’t know why faith plan prayer purpose question trust why

“I have to admit, Lord, I don’t really understand what You are doing here.”

I walked around my neighborhood, praying as I took in some fresh air. Praying for my husband, my children, some dear friends… and I realized I had been praying some of these same prayers over and...

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Fasting: What’s in it for me? fasting loving jesus prayer the worthy walk

I didn’t really “get” fasting for a long time. As a kid, it seemed like some sort of mean test from God: “If you really love Me, you’ll go hungry.” Then when I got a little older, fasting and praying felt like the way a toddler gets what she wants: “If...

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A prayer for my past loving jesus past prayer

I recently re-read one of my favorite books on prayer, Fervent by Priscilla Shirer. This book has absolutely transformed my prayer life! Each chapter encourages the reader to focus on praying for a different aspect of life, complete with Scriptures to pray through. In the back of...

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