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Lord, It’s Boring in My Prayer Closet online class

 Come join us as we learn, share & discuss together ways to improve our prayer lives!

I’ll be teaching an online 5-week class with BeADisciple.com beginning July 8th on the topic of PRAYER. It’s based on my book, LORD, ITS BORING IN MY PRAYER CLOSET (How to Revitalize Your Prayer Life)

“Go deeper in your prayer life in this 5-week course. Based on a book by the same title, this course is taught by the author Sandra Chambers. In her book, Sandra shares her own struggles and victories as she has sought to overcome boredom in prayer and answer the question: “If prayer is so important, why is it so hard?” During this five-week study, participants will examine their own prayer life and be challenged to see and experience prayer in some new ways. Emphasis is on putting into practice what you are learning about prayer.”

Click here for link to class.

 

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Freedom in Fasting

A fast that God approves

Many churches and individuals begin the New Year with a 21-day Daniel Fast. My church has done it for the past several years and I have participated in many of them. Last year I did not because I dreaded facing weeks of preparation reading labels, spending extra money on appropriate food items, looking for recipes that were Daniel-fast approved, etc. etc. etc.

(In 2016 I wrote a post about why this approach to fasting was troubling to me—see the link below to read that post). Continue reading

The Daniel Fast–Are we really denying ourselves?

A fast that God approves

A fast that God approves

In January 2016,  many individuals, as well as churches, enter into the popular 21-day Daniel Fast to begin a new year. While fasting is a great way to begin the year, I want to examine our motives for selecting the Daniel Fast.

A couple of years ago I joined in our church-wide 21-day Daniel Fast. When I looked online I was surprised to see many Daniel Fast Cookbooks (some even offered approved “dessert” recipes.)  I ordered a cookbook and began to prepare for the fast by selecting recipes I would use.  Then I began shopping, prepared to read every single food label on the ingredient list to make sure I didn’t transgress the “no additives” rule of fasting. In the end, I  spent way too much time and money at a health food supermarket. Continue reading