Tag Archives: Living the Christian Life

FORGIVE & FORGET!

It’s Hard to Forgive; It’s harder to Forget

by Andy Lee

My friend Andy Lee has written one of the best blogs I’ve ever read on how to forgive and FORGET! I wanted to share it with you. Visit Andy on her site at: wordsbyandylee.com

How to Forgive & Forget

Forgiveness is almost impossible sometimes. We know we should. We want to, but the memories keep the pain alive. Unforgiveness is dangerous. It can cause sickness and stress and makes us bitter, angry people. It is the root of the problems in many friendships, marriages, and working relationships. On our own we can’t do it. We need help. We Need Enabling Grace. Continue reading

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Lord, It’s Boring in My Prayer Closet (How to Revitalize Your Prayer Life)

Lord, It's Boring in My Prayer Closet (How to Revitalize Your Prayer Life)

Available at Amazon.com and Kindle

My Book is now available on Amazon.com in both print and Kindle editions. A great personal study on the topic of prayer as well as a small group 7-week study with individual and group questions.

Click on the Amazon.com link above to view and read a sample. Half of the proceeds from this book will go to local and national Christian ministries.

For the next few weeks I’ll be posting short sections from the book on my blog.

Why is Prayer So Hard?

(Sample from Chapter 1)

How difficult it is in our fast-paced world, where 10-minute
devotionals are best sellers, to find a retreat of intimacy. We delude ourselves into thinking we have fellowshipped with the Father when in fact, we have just driven through the fast-food line.

Life already bombards us with enough demands that for most of us it’s easier to leave the practice of prayer to our pastor or other full-time Christian workers. Even if we try to pray everyday, it’s usually just a few minutes squeezed between our morning coffee and the drive to work or the final moments before our eyelids close from exhaustion at the end of the day. Continue reading

Tenacious as a Bulldog

 Are You Tenacious in Your Spiritual Life?

bulldog

I was recently challenged by an assignment in a ladies Bible Study. We’re studying Relentless by John Bevere, and in chapter one we were asked this question: What would be a fitting epitaph on your tombstonea statement to sum up your life right now?

 I thought about it briefly and wrote my answer in the study guide:  Faithful Wife, Mother, God-Seeker, Pray-er. Appropriate Christian qualities to aim for I guess. But driving home from the study that day, a random word grabbed my attention: DOG! Continue reading