Prayer

Learning How to Pray the Real Me to the Real God

Learning How to Pray the Real Me to the Real God

We all wear so many masks. In order to survive and safeguard our hearts, we pretend to be people we are not in order to gain acceptance as the people we think we ought to be. Prayer is the one place on earth my masks can completely come off. Prayer is the one place on...

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Secure Connection Through Prayer

Secure Connection Through Prayer

I've always wanted to be secure.  Secure in my friendships.  Secure in my my abilities.  Secure in my place in a room full of strangers or in the living room of my very own home.  But security is tough to come by.  Learning to be secure, or confident, in who I am and...

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Pray

Pray

Sometimes we don't run on our own two feet; sometimes we run on our knees. That's how I felt like running last Friday when I woke up and heard the news about the shooting in Dallas...and the shooting before that...and the shooting before that. There really aren't any...

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The Feast

The Feast

The week before Thanksgiving, I wanted to eat lean. My goal was to be on a strict diet of protein, vegetables, fruits, and water, forgoing all desserts and small bites of chocolate I steal like a thief from the pantry once the kids have gone to bed. I wanted to eat...

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Persistent Prayer

Persistent Prayer

Persistence is not usually a word I think about when I think about prayer. Usually, concepts like "holiness," or "intimacy," or "down-on-your-knees-with-your-face-stuck-in-the-carpet-while-the-snot-and-tears-flow," (really theologically appropriate kind of things) are...

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