Tag Archives: relationship with God

Smile, God Loves You

The adult women’s Sunday School class I teach is doing a session on prayer. And I tell you that it is a session on prayer rather than a study on prayer because we decided to just do a short devotion … Continue reading

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The Struggle

If you are a regular reader of this blog (all 3 of you!) or live in my house or know me through Facebook, I’m sure you’re aware that I’ve been struggling with my writing lately. When looking at the big … Continue reading

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Jesus Had Highs and Lows, Too

Sometimes the highs and lows of our lives, including our spiritual lives, can be discouraging. Some days I go to worship, and God’s presence just surrounds me. I’m so overcome, I can barely stop myself from kneeling face down in … Continue reading

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In the Weeds

When my son was small, I worked part time as a waitress. I had a teaching degree at the time, but I didn’t want to work full time, and the family needed some extra income to make ends meet. It … Continue reading

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Can We Avoid God?

Currently, I am participating in Jon Acuff’s 30 Days of Hustle campaign. I can’t even give you a link because he posts on his blog giving people 48 hours to sign on to the “adventure” and then deletes the post. … Continue reading

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Pray Without Ceasing

In 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Paul says we should “pray without ceasing.” Or in some versions of the Bible, “Pray continually.” In other words, all the time. Don’t stop. Ever. Does this seem impossible to you? It used to seem impossible … Continue reading

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New Year, New Opportunities

Happy New Year! I am back in school this morning, teaching and also having chapel. It is a blessing to see my students, chatty and excited after being on vacation for almost 2 weeks, get quiet for a moment of … Continue reading

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Taken to Task

In general, our society is very task-oriented. Most of us have to-do lists, honey-do lists, and calendars telling us what we should be doing at any given moment (and we never get everything done, but that’s another post for another … Continue reading

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