Trusting God – as Jesus Did

Trusting God – as Jesus Did

Have you ever wondered how to trust God, or what trusting God even looks like? I have. I struggle with trust – a lot. It’s hard for me to trust others. I believe this is because it’s so painfully challenging to trust myself at times. Yet the Lord continually whispers,...

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Using the Sword of the Spirit

Using the Sword of the Spirit

If you knew of an effective, spiritual sword that would flawlessly protect you from the schemes of the enemy, would you use it? Jesus did. He was hungry, hadn’t likely slept well for weeks, and was far from what might have felt comfortable. 40 days of fasting in the...

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Set Free from Shame

Set Free from Shame

Every one of us has an area of shame in our past. Now I'm not one for huge generalizations, but I do believe everyone has faced a season of sin or a gut-wrenching mistake. Perhaps our shame stems from something we said... or didn't say. Maybe it was a life-changing...

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Building a Prayer Strategy

Building a Prayer Strategy

I won't say building a prayer strategy is easy, but it's certainly important. We're learning to pray fervently, with a specific prayer strategy, using Priscilla Shirer's book Fervent as a tool. This is all part of our in-person and online Bible study called Lord,...

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Recap of Week 2 – Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Recap of Week 2 – Lord, Teach Us to Pray

What a blessing! We had a very small group for our in-person study this week for Lord, Teach Us to Pray. Several ladies were traveling and a couple had to miss for work and family reasons. I fully understand that life happens, and I know that God fills a room with...

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The How, When & Where of Prayer

The How, When & Where of Prayer

That day, the horrors of Columbine still echoed in my mind, along with the sobering realization of my inability to protect my children. Overcome with my own insignificance, and with a real, present need for God, I knew in my heart of hearts that the only weapon I could forge against evil was prayer.

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Recognizing the Enemy

Recognizing the Enemy

We have an enemy. The sooner we realize that the sooner we can move forward with on-target, effective prayer.

Our enemy is not our neighbor, not our mother-in-law, our boss, or even our spouse. In fact, our enemy is not a person at all. Scripture clearly identifies our enemy as Satan. The devil, the prince of this world, the accuser. He’s also called Beelzebul (derived from Baal-Zebub, lord of the fly). The enemy is described as a wolf, a roaring lion, and the great dragon (serpent of old)

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