Category Archives: Prayer

The Old Gardener

 It was the old man’s favorite time of day, the cool of evening, when the light of the setting sun gave everything a glow of ambient pinkish gold. It was also the time of day when he went to water … Continue reading

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Mama Bear Prayers

My pastor last Sunday gave an excellent sermon on the parable of the Persistent Widow (check it out, here) which goes like this:  “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. … Continue reading

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Lost and Found … and Lost Again.

It all started with a wedding ring. Twelve years ago my husband and my newborn baby went on vacation with family in California. We were privileged enough to be able to stay with them at a beautiful lake side cabin somewhere … Continue reading

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Faith

Faith is a lot like a muscle.  And like a muscle, strengthening it takes time, effort and showing up.  It’s a discipline to strengthen in the sense that you can’t measure it by feelings or what you are seeing or … Continue reading

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Seeking the Presence of God: Hindmilk

I’ve been asked recently to talk about the way I approach prayer.  Not the philosophy or theology behind it, but just the mechanics.  How do you pray? It was a surprisingly refreshing and yet difficult question to try to answer. … Continue reading

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A reflection on Prayer: Part 1

Over a year ago my friend Valerie and I decided to go on a journey together. We both found prayer in our lives to be sorely lacking, and as Christians, if prayer was supposed to be like breathing, we were … Continue reading

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