Do you struggle with God in prayer?

I was listening to a Christian radio program while driving home the other day, and started thinking about how I often struggle with God over things in prayer.  Sometimes that can be a good thing! ...more

A Dangerous Prayer

  “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is heaven.”  Matt. 6:10 ...more

Homage to Grandma

Yesterday was the two-year anniversary of my grandmother's passing, my dad's mom. I had forgotten all about it, even after posting to another person's blog about her own grandma. Here is her story:...more

The Power of a Wish

If there ever was a time to wish, it is now. Here we are at the first day of a new year. Our world is about as ready for better wishes as it can be. So let's explore the power of a wish -- or a prayer -- or whatever you call a deeply held positive intention that you offer out into the universe. For me, that's a prayer. For others, a wish, a hope, a dream. It all comes from the same place, the part of us that wants things to be better. ...more

Oh, thank you so much for joining in this fine chain of wishes. May you have a wonderful ...more

My Christmas Prayer

Do your expectations of Christmas often leave you more stressed than blessed?  A few years ago, while quickly sliding down that stressful path towards Christmas, I wrote down a prayer to help me focus on a God-glorifying Season! I just “happened” to come across this prayer again, and realize I need to pray it again–TODAY! Perhaps, you want to join me? ...more

For Yom Kippur, Another Reinvention

by Shelley Singer...more

Prayer: A powerful spiritual practice

I pray. I travel in circles where not everyone prays, and where some people may even think it is a foolish thing to do. I tend to not discuss it a great deal, not wanting to be pushy about it. But I feel that prayer has value. I don't examine it, dissect it, or wait for a time when it is entirely clear to me what spiritual path my prayer will take. I just hunker down and pray. ...more

Hot water --it is amazing what we take for granted here in the more affluent countries. How ...more

Save the Bulls

"Save the bulls.   Honor Maximus.  He won the battle." ...more

Someone is Praying for You

Sometimes we're so alone in our daily life or trials that we think  no one cares, no one is aware of our needs, and certainly, no one is taking time to pray for our deepest every need.  But in a few short verses, we learn differently.  We learn that we're thought of, cared, and prayed for more than we realize or imagine. Romans 8:26   "And in the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we don't know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words." ...more

Let Us Pray

I remember the first time I heard of using A.C.T.S. as a formula for prayer. I was in my 20's and grateful to have heard of this simple acrostic to use in my prayer life, because it was such a great tool to help keep my mind more focused in prayer. This model is based upon the components of the prayer Jesus taught the disciples in Matthew 6:9-13. In case you haven't heard of it, I would like to share it with you. A - Adoration ...more