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How to Worship God When You Pray and Why You Should

How do your prayers sound? If you’re like most of us, they probably a involve mostly a lot of requests on behalf of others and a lot of “me’s.” Help me, heal me, change me, guide me, forgive me. These are all wonderful and powerful prayers to pray. However, unfortunately, that’s as far as many of us ever get. Our prayers… Read more

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9 Bible Verses to Usher You Into the Presence of God

Sometimes the most powerful motivator for me to slow the busyness of life to BE with God is a simple invitation, spoken straight from His Word. To such an invitation, my spirit can’t help but say, “yes!” As I talked with one of my nearest, dearest friends this week, she mentioned a list she’d curated of Bible verses about spending time with God.… Read more

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How to Not Be Misled by Wrong Bible Teaching

Do you ever worry that you’ll be sucked in by bad or wrong Bible teaching? I know this has been a fear of mine at times, and I have talked to others who are truly concerned about this. Or worse, many Christians don’t fear this enough, and are sitting in churches or around tables with friends where they are hearing wrong things and… Read more

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Loving People Well: Tips for Encouraging Each Other Biblically

At times we all receive and probably give encouragement that sounds cliché, overly-optimistic, or maybe just very superficial—i.e., “Don’t worry, everything is going to turn out fine.” But even as we say it, we are half-wondering if it is true ourselves.  So, how can we encourage people in a deep, honest and scriptural way?  The Bible offers some insights into… Read more

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Loving People Well: 4 Tips to Make You a Better Listener

  In today’s world of multitasking, smartphones, and constant entertainment, listening is becoming something of a lost art. But it’s so incredibly important for deep, meaningful and fulfilling relationships. Take these tips and corresponding Bible verses as food for thought and as an opportunity to reflect on how well you’ve been listening to those in your life lately. 4 Tips for… Read more

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How to Start a Christian Accountability Group (for Moms)

If you are longing for intentional friendship, this post will teach you how to start a Christian accountability group to fill that need! “I’m want my life to be consumed by God,” Lindsey confided to me, as she and I walked back to our cars on a beautiful, warm night last summer. “I’m hungry for Jesus,” she continued. “I feel… Read more

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Prayer Closet: How to Create One and Why You Should

Would you like to add focus to your prayer life? Consider creating your very own prayer closet to help you do just that! Here’s how… Have you ever considered creating a “prayer closet”…  a place where you can go to alone, in privacy, to spend quality, focused prayer time? This is something I have found beneficial in my distracted life, to… Read more

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10 Ways to Prioritize Time with God After a Baby

It is important to prioritize time with God after a baby. Otherwise it probably won’t happen. Here’s how you can! Having a baby is a life-altering and life-shaking experience in many ways, including shaking up well-established habits like daily time with God. Once getting past the initial shock of having and being responsible for a new little person, combined with… Read more

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