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7 Prayer Practices for Every Day

A man prayed, and at first he thought that prayer was talking. But he became more and more quiet until in the end he realized that prayer is listening." ~ Soren Kierkegaard For those of us struggling with perpetual busyness, the Apostle Paul’s instruction to “pray constantly” (1 Thessalonians … [Read More...]

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Are You Overcommitted?

Ever felt like you just don't have enough time to give to the things and people in your life who demand it? I find myself at this place of tension often. Being an extrovert, I … [Read More...]

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Why Faith Is A Must During College

  Ever heard the following statement? “Experimenting is normal. It’s just what college kids do.” I don’t know about you, but I fell for that ploy hook-line-and-sinker.  I dared not question that the “rules” of my faith did not have to follow me into college. And why would I? I was … [Read More...]

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Is It Time To Be Still?

My life is so busy. Yours too, right? Busy seems to be the cadence of our world, and I often hear proclamations from others (and from myself) on just how very busy we are; how there is always something more to do. For me, unfortunately, this busyness routine I've embraced over the years has … [Read More...]

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9 Reasons Less Is More in Social Media

Sharing is good. Or at least that's what we were taught growing up, right? As kids, we were encouraged to share our toys, our time on the swing, and our Goldfish snacks. (If you have siblings, you can definitely affirm the value of sharing.) But sharing takes on a whole new meaning when it comes … [Read More...]

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4 Ways To Connect With Transient Young Adults

Transient is not a bad word. On any given Sunday in a young adult/collegiate ministry setting in our churches, we are likely to have a completely different crowd each week. Young adults work. They go on spontaneous trips. Family lives in different cities. Young adults are transient. They don’t … [Read More...]

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Why Patience Has Its Perks

BEFORE YOU READ FURTHER, WATCH THIS BRIEF, COMICAL VIDEO CLIP. I'm sure St. George is a lovely place, but Disneyland? Disneyland is coined as THE happiest place on earth! Especially for kids. I watched this video and thought about the Israelites. God rescued them out of slavery in Exodus. … [Read More...]