Prayers of Faith – Simplicity

Second in a short series on praying in faith "...they think that they will be heard because of their many words."  - Jesus of Nazareth, as recorded by Mathew In the last post, the words of Jesus on praying intimately with the Father in heaven were the focus.  Now, Matthew 6:7-8 are the focus. In …

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Path to Intimacy

Prayers of Faith – Intimacy

“But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”  - Jesus of Nazareth, as recorded by Matthew As followers of Christ, we are enjoined to “pray without ceasing,” and “devote yourselves to prayer, …

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Acceptance: The Crux of the Matter

Part three in a three-part series on acceptance of difficulty. “We must accept and cooperate with the inevitable.  If we rail and kick against it and grow bitter, we won’t change the inevitable; but we will change ourselves.”  - Dale Carnegie Unfortunately, the Dale Carnegie quote above reflects the way many people go through the …

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Acceptance: The Gift of Difficulties

Part 2 in a series on acceptance of difficulties, trials, and suffering. “Whatever is in the cup that God is offering me, whether it be pain and sorrow and suffering and grief along with the many joys, I am willing to take it because I trust Him.”  - Elisabeth Elliot In the previous post, we …

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Acceptance and the Problem With Bears

Acceptance and the Problem With Bears “That which does not kill you makes you stronger.” – attributed to Frederik Nietzsche One of my favorite quotes is this one from Frederik Nietzsche.  It is because it has been handily rewritten by the wilderness community into this: “That which does not kill you makes you stronger...except bears. …

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