“The easy part of prayer is talking. It’s much harder listening to the still small voice of the Holy Spirit. It’s much harder looking for the answers. But two-thirds of praying hard is listening and looking.” ~ Mark Batterson, The Circle Maker
He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of despair... and everlasting joy will be yours!
"Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset by many things, but only one thing is needed..." This is where I learn to slow down...
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Nurturing Hearts Closer to God
Nature photography in the Upper Midwest
Tasty writing surprises (non-fattening!)
The Church Next Door: My Cult Experience and How I Got Out While Staying Close to God
But Jesus said to the woman "Your faith has saved you, go in peace (in freedom from all the distresses that are experienced as the result of sin) Luke 7:50.
A glimpse into the mess of life and the beauty of grace.
Poem and prose, from my heart to yours
A place where ideas, not people, are under assault.
Listen, Love, and Pray
We love because he first loved us.
Inspiring confidence and courage in people
A blog of questions and few answers.
Looking beneath the surface of life's challenges and seeing the deeper things of God in the midst.
Art, Culture, and Life - from a Distinctly Christian Worldview
musing about music and its Creator
From Devout Atheist to Skeptical Pastor: A Blog For Busted-Up, Beat-Down People (Like Me)
Healthy, affordable, low FODMAP friendly meals
Inspiration. Faith. Christian Culture. Writing.
Living a surrendered life, guided by God's Word, and empowered by the holy spirit
An encouraging voice to drown out the noise