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A Battle Plan for Serious, Specific, and Strategic Prayer

A Battle Plan for Serious, Specific, and Strategic Prayer

I've been at a loss.  A loss of thoughts, a loss of words, a loss of direction, a loss for prayer.  In a fog.  I've been here before.  Many times over the years.  When the fog clears it is as though time has passed and I need to try to remember where I was, what I did, what created the fog.  Not that I wasn't present. Not that I don't have any recollection. It's a phase where I feel disconnected to anything I feel passionate about.  When the fog clears, I feel an urgent need to make up for the time wasted.  I should have done this, I wish I'd done that.  It's not depression, it's not laziness, it's just a kind of void where I feel neither happy or sad, neither empty or full, just kind of blank.  And eventually it passes and my excitement for things I love to do returns.  

Salvation, Grace, and Faith

Salvation, Grace, and Faith

Today I had the pleasure of getting to know Annette, our dog groomer, when I dropped of our beloved girls for their spa day.  Annette said I could stay if I wanted and I did.  It was really nice being able to see her craft in real time.  I must say it is a lot of work, especially with two dogs at the same time.  I have a lot more respect for what she does.  Our dogs are small and very attached to me, so I might have been more of a distraction, but I was thankful for the invite to...


Grace

Grace

Grace, which comes from the Greek New Testament word charis, is God's unmerited favor. It is kindness from God that we don't deserve. There is nothing we have done, nor can ever do to earn this favor. It is a gift from God.

What Is Grace?

What Is Grace?

When I think of grace, I think of a quiet elegance in the way someone speaks, or dances, or tells a story. It's the best of everything. The grace God gives us is that and more. It is the abundance of God. The wonderful, pure essence of who God is.

Sharing Grace

Sharing Grace

Sharing Grace, are you up for a challenge?