Prayer: Create a Clean Heart

Prayer is intimidating. Talking to someone you can't see or audibly hear is weird. In the Christian faith, prayer gives us direct access to our Creator and Savior and yet, many believers pray out of duty or desperation without ever feeling the presence of God. I know. I am describing myself. My focus word for … Continue reading Prayer: Create a Clean Heart

Rest: Orientation with God

Why does rest feel like something I have to earn? It is as if I have to see how many things I have checked off my list before I deserve rest. When God created the world, he created Adam and Eve on the 6th day. On the 7th, God rested and so did Adam and … Continue reading Rest: Orientation with God

Soul Rest

I don't think she realized the value of the gift she gave me. An author we both loved was speaking at a church in her town and my friend didn't hesitate to purchase tickets for the both of us. She didn't even ask me first. After almost 20 years, I guess she knows me well … Continue reading Soul Rest

Rest: Cultivating a Quiet Heart

I don't think there is a single person that couldn't benefit from more rest and quiet. Not just sleep, although I would enjoy more of that too. I mean resting from all things that keep us busy. And from the activities that overwhelm our minds, distracting us from life and the people in it. There … Continue reading Rest: Cultivating a Quiet Heart