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If I’ve written about prayer
or posted a prayer,
you’ll find it on this page.

(With the exception of prayers
within the devotionals I’ve written.
Devotionals are found HERE.)

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step outside your comfort zone.

step outside your comfort zone.

Some of you know I serve as a career coach. Just last week I found myself in a Panera Bread ...
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thereforeiquote Brother Lawrence No further uneasiness about it

#IreadthereforeIquote: Brother Lawrence ~ on forgetting God

thereforeiquote Brother Lawrence No further uneasiness about itthe quote:

“That when he had failed in his duty, he only confessed his fault, saying to GOD, ...
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thereforeIquote Philip Yancey Lesson from Job Can Say Anything to God

#IreadthereforeIquote: Philip Yancey ~ We can say anything to God.

thereforeIquote Philip Yancey Lesson from Job Can Say Anything to Godthe quote:

“One bold message in the Book of Job is that you can say anything to God. ...
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1 thessalonians 5 11

speak life.

When PinkGirl and I go to Disney, we often pray and look for opportunities to "speak life" to the people ...
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Leo Buscaglia Quote Kindness Encouragment

never underestimate the influence of little things.

I had a horrible, horrible dream a few weeks ago. horrible. In this dream, my daughter was being stalked. And ...
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Ephesians 429

say what you mean, but don’t be mean when you say it.

I've been saying that for years. To my kids, to students and to myself, whenever the situation calls for it ...
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giving grace.

Both my daughter and my son are having a full and stress filled week. A VERY full and stress filled ...
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teach children diligently Deuteronomy 6 6-7

“churched”

The other day, someone asked me if my kids grew up "churched." The pause before my reply was noticeably long ...
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Doubt and Faith Toxic Concoction Mark Buchanan Your God is Too Safe

toxic concoction.

After arguing with God for months, I had finally taken the terrifying step of obedience by sharing something I believe God was revealing to me. Something I tried to ignore. Something I didn't want to see: That I was part of a church which marginalized grace, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, prayer and relationship with Christ . . . I had argued with God, finally doing what I believed He was prompting me to do and I was faced with closed hearts, closed minds and slammed doors. So I did what anyone "mature" in their faith would do. I ran into a cave and hid ...
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Philip Yancey quote Disappointment with God Message of Job

lessons from the book of Job: you can say anything to God

Philip Yancey quote Disappointment with God Message of Job"One bold message in the Book of Job is that you can say anything to God. Throw at him your ...
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CS Lewis Quote

therefore I quote: overcome? or on the wrong tract?

CS Lewis QuoteI read, therefore I quote: “It is hard, when difficulties arise to know whether one is meant to overcome ...
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dark night of soul annie dillard

the dark night.

and no. I'm not talking about Holy DARK KNIGHT, Batman. I had never even heard about the dark night until ...
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sound of silence

two steps forward. one step back.

If you read my last post, "growing pains" you know I've been having trouble seeing God's hand in my life ...
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I want God not my idea of God CS Lewis

I want me to want You.

yes. I did just sing that to the tune of a Cheap Trick song. But I'm talking to God:
Lord, ...
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Veruca Salt wants the golden egg

Holy Veruca Salt, Batman.

If you've been following along for the last week, you're probably wondering what the heck is wrong with me. yeah ...
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simplify clarify magnify

reading. thinking. cleaning. painting. purging.

simplify clarify magnifyWhen my head is a mess, I am compelled to order my environment. My husband is scared right now. happy ...
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tested by fire 1 peter 1 6-7

letting go.

God. Four years ago, I was content to sing by myself. in the seclusion of my mini-van. Leading worship never ...
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with white knuckled fists.

http://wallpaperscristaos.com.br/christianwallpapers/the-pieceClinging to some things. with white knuckled fists. things I love too much. things I want...more than I want what ...
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life abundant John 10 10

church: THERE. IS. MORE.

I'm going to say hard things. I've spent a week writing this particular post and I've prayed about it for hours. and hours. and hours. and HOURS. Hard. Things. I promise you I'm saying them in a spirit of edification ...
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choose today whom you will serve Joshua 24 15

four minutes with God: Joshua 24:15

choose today whom you will serve Joshua 24 15a Quote: "Your choice must be a deliberate determination—it is not something into which you will automatically drift. And everything ...
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faith and reason

conversations with a born-again atheist: the beginning

I have to admit. I prayed for this. I think. I asked God to provide an opportunity for a conversation about faith and that He would equip me for it. Be careful what you pray for. Because I am in WAY over my head ...
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pray continually

not more from God, more of God.

pray continually[the following is an excerpt from the book I'm writing] Intimate communication with Christ through prayer can be the foundation ...
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It’s Not the Least We Can Do, It’s the Best We Can Do.

It’s Not the Least We Can Do, It’s the Best We Can Do.

(a short excerpt from the book I'm writing - and WILL eventually finish) Why is it that when faced ...
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I don't want to sing a solo.

I don’t want to sing a solo.

This post was originally published on March 9, 2011.  I was reminded of it yesterday. Went to bed thinking ...
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Dear PinkGirl: don't copy me.

Dear PinkGirl: don’t copy me.

There’s a certain person in my daughter’s life, who if she allows it, erodes her joy. I’ll call her TheBully ...
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the things I cling to.

the things I cling to.

Lord, I submit to you my heart, my soul, my mind, my time, my service and my voice, whether written, ...
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song? or seed?

song? or seed?

I recorded my version of "Waiting Here for You" last month. Here's what I wrote on my facebook page earlier ...
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four minutes with God: 1st Thessalonians 5:17

four minutes with God: 1st Thessalonians 5:17

a Quote: "O my God, since Thou art with me, and I must now, in obedience to Thy commands, ...
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please let this be a shared blessing.

please let this be a shared blessing.

I had another mountaintop recording experience last night. So profoundly thankful to the Lord for equipping me to do what ...
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I don't want to sing a solo.

I don’t want to sing a solo.

Something’s been on my mind. While rehearsing a song for praise team, someone referred to it as a “solo.” solo ...
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and that's all I have to say about that: Charlie Sheen

and that’s all I have to say about that: Charlie Sheen

So far, I haven't seen or heard any Charlie Sheen interviews. I haven't read any of his quotes. I've only ...
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therefore I quote: John Grisham

therefore I quote: John Grisham

(It's been a loooong time since I've published a "therefore I quote" post, I almost forgot the format...) I read, ...
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Lord, fill me with your Holy Spirt. or the spirit of a large black woman.

Lord, fill me with your Holy Spirt. or the spirit of a large black woman.

YESTERDAY, I agreed to sing this song with someone TONIGHT at a Bethune-Cookman Gospel Choir concert at First United Methodist ...
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let go of your darlings, John Piper

let go of your darlings, John Piper

I watched a replay of John Piper's message at Passion 2011 last week and he began by saying that he ...
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four minutes with God: Romans 8:37-39

four minutes with God: Romans 8:37-39

a Quote: ". . . somehow he [Paul] had the faith to believe that these "things" - surely not good ...
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grace in a tire.

grace in a tire.

Thank you Lord for the tiny little screw that embedded itself in my tire. Without that impetus, I wouldn't have ...
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