Church, Global Impact, Holy Spirit, Mobilizing, Prayer

Why We Don’t Pray

I’ve sat silent before God, unable or unwilling to talk. He’s been in my heart’s peripheral, while being on my blog’s front page, my next tweet, my sunset Instagram. I lift my hands before him in church, and then find myself looking around to see if anyone else has their hands up. Losers with your hands in your pocket! Don’t…

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Being Real, Friendship, Prayer

Be the Friend You Want to Have

I was floating along in the pool on a floatie. She was standing in the shallow end. We were lapping up the sun and enjoying our time together. She dropped her ponytail holder just after she had pulled it out to dip under and let the cool water run through her hair. It sank to the bottom. Three feet down.…

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Being Real, Global Impact, Mobilizing, Prayer

Spend Yourself in Prayer

Crucified upside down. Staked. Burned alive. Torn apart by lions. Skinned alive. Shot. Beheaded. Tortured. No one wants to read that. No one wants to actually believe people are capable of things we hear, have studied in history, in the Bible, and now have seen on our screens. I’m with you. I’d rather run, hide, pretend it isn’t real and…

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Church, Global Impact, Holy Spirit, Prayer

Why I Watched Him Die

It popped up in my Twitter feed. I had heard about it all week and even read just a bit on the situation, but this link, this click, took me to the video. I clicked on the play triangle. 22 some odd minutes appeared at the top. 22? Twenty-two minutes of this? I sat on my piano bench and turned…

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Being Real, Bible thinkin', Holy Spirit, Prayer

God Talking

How many times have you sorta looked around after “hearing” something that might be from God and mumbled, chin down, in your chest, “Uhh, was that You or me?” Raise your hand. Me too. But, you see, I’ve come to the place when I know He is talking to me. I mean, I’ve come to a place (though His teaching…

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