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The Open Road and Prayer

I get spring fever every year. The urge to drive somewhere, see the country, explore new regions, get away! There’s something special about getting away and the newness of spring always seems to awaken it within me. And  along with those travels are the finding of great new places to be with God. As our

Podcasts to Prepare You for Easter

Special times like Easter and Christmas can sometimes sneak up on us. “What, Easter already!?” I haven’t had time to think about it. Umm, I guess I’d better…” If you want help this week preparing your head and your heart for Easter let me recommend to you a series of podcasts from 24-7 Prayer. They

Intentionally Spending Time With God

Devotions, quiet time, Bible reading, God time, or however you describe making space for God do not happen accidentally. I don’t get out of bed in the morning and just happen to read my Bible. I don’t accidentally find I’ve memorized a Bible verse. I don’t find a quiet space in my home just casually

What’s The Priesthood of All Believers Mean?

It means we don’t have a high priest who needs to lead us or intercede for us with God. (Hebrews 10:11-25, 1 Peter 2:5-9) We have access to God — unmediated, no help required, open access to God. We can pray and talk directly to God anywhere, anytime, and in any number of ways. God

Maybe You Already Know How?

Sometimes it’s not the new things that work for us, it’s the tried and true. Or often, it’s the true but not recently tried. You see what I mean? Perhaps something you already know but haven’t tried for a long time is a good way for you to draw close to God. Do you have

Can we come to God trusting that He wants to spend time with us?

YES. It’s less about us and more about God. The God who sent His Son, Jesus to give us life by dying in an agonizing and humiliating way on the cross. He did that because of His love for us. (John 3:16 – “for God so loved the world”) He did that to set us

Try Something New

In my last post, I talked about remembering what has worked in the past for you as a devotional practice or payer time. Today I want to toss out the challenge to try something new in prayer/devos. What prayer is and what prayer isn’t can be a topic of debate. That debate is a good

What Worked For You?

How do you grow spiritually? Yes, you. how do YOU grow spiritually? You, the personal you, not a crowd of general people but you. There must be a way that has worked for you in the past. Was it reading a daily devotional? Was it following particular speaker/pastor online who had podcasts or sermons? Did

The Power of the Pause part 2

One way to pause to make space for God is observing Lent. Wednesday of this week is Ash Wednesday which is the beginning of Lent. Lent is a pause. Lent is a period of time of spiritual preparation for Easter — Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday. Many people give up something for Lent — they

The Power of The Pause

When our kids were little and we needed to get their attention all at once, we’d shout, “Everybody pause!”  Meaning that they had to stop what they were doing and listen. Kind of like pausing a video or DVD, they all understood that. Funny part of it was our youngest wouldn’t get it quite right