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Plugged In- Final Session

When I originally taught this prayer study it was so helpful to me in the season of life I was in–> with a new job, leaving full-time ministry and juggling the demands of teenage and young adult children. 

Now, reposting two years later, the irony is not lost on me that I am starting a new job, juggling teenage and adult children, etc. Revisiting the study has helped me remember that my access to God is only limited by how, when and why I pray.

I have found myself talking to Him with renewed appreciation of His never changing love and attention as I navigate all these changes.

Thanks for sticking with me through these posts. I pray that your prayer life has benefited from our time together.

Plugged In- Session 6

This session we are focusing on the verse in Ephesians that instructs us to pray without ceasing.  Is that really possible?

Plugged In- Session 5

Oh, friends!  Thank you for sticking with me through this study on prayer.  Our communication with God is life-giving.  We can’t take it too seriously. This session we focus on the third key to an effective prayer life: Changing what you are praying for.

Plugged In- Session 4

This session talks about utilizing a prayer journal. Have you ever written your prayers to God?

Plugged In- Session 3

In today’s session {session 3 of Plugged In: Accessing God’s Power through Prayer}, we are finishing up with the barriers to an effective prayer life. If there is one book of the Bible I could point you towards as a practical “how-to” for the Christian walk, it would be the book of James.  You willContinue Reading

Plugged In- Session 2

Wednesday, March 5 begins the Lenten season.  Although the church I attend doesn’t celebrate Lent, I do in my personal walk with Christ and have for the last several years. It is a sacred time of growing closer to Him and asking Him what He thinks has become an idol in my life that IContinue Reading

Plugged In- Session 1

For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God ~Mother Teresa God desires relationship with me, with you, with each of His children.  One of the ways this is accomplished is through prayer. During the next eight weeks, we will identify barriers to an effective prayer life and seven ways toContinue Reading

Maintaining an Attitude of Gratitude {a #chronicallywell post}

Another repost from the archives: Living with chronic illness has taught me many things. Utter, complete dependence on God. {Psalm 70:5} The finite nature of our life.  {James 4:14} How our bodies are designed to need true Sabbath rest.  {Isaiah 58:13-14} That everyone has a thorn in their flesh, mine happens to be dressed upContinue Reading

Fatigue and Faith {a #chronicallywell post}

  Hi friends- if you regularly read here you know I don’t spend a lot of time talking about living with lupus and other diagnosis’ related issues. However, this month I am taking part in The Nester’s 31 Days of…series and writing on the topic 31 Days to Living Well with Chronic Illness {#chronicallywell}.  IfContinue Reading

I’ve been diagnosed…now what? {#chronicallywell}

If you missed day one or day two, click on the links to catch up on the series. Once you have been given a name for the myriad of symptoms you’ve been experiencing, it is ok to be relieved.  The road to diagnosis is long and filled with setbacks, disappointments and a whole lot ofContinue Reading