“How to” Posts on Faith and Living Category

Four Ways to Prepare [Spiritually] for Christmas

I was delightfully reading a new little Advent devotional (by John Piper) I was sampling on my Kindle when I was hit with these words: “Don’t let Christmas find you unprepared. I mean spiritually unprepared.” Yikes. I went from delightfully reading to desperately panicking in seconds: what does it mean to be spiritually prepared for […]

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A Prayer {for the Brokenhearted} this Advent

As I stood at the podium ready to serve as the prayer liturgist at my church on Sunday, not only was I frazzled and out of breath from racing to the front just in time to pass off my 18-month-old daughter to my husband, but as I began the prayer I was unexpectedly (and slightly […]

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What Keeps You from Praying for Healing?

I was once talking to a friend who began telling me about this strange rash she had developed over night. She woke up and was alarmed at the hive-looking red patches covering her body. The first question out of my mouth was, “Oh my gosh, did you go to the doctor?” “Well…” she paused. “It […]

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Three Keys to Accessing More of God’s Power

I am going through a healing prayer course at my church and the last two weeks have been on the power of the Holy Spirit, so I thought I’d post some thoughts on the topic here. Francis MacNutt, from Christian Healing Ministries, summarizes  2 Timothy 3, where Paul says, “In the last days they will […]

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Four Steps to Living the Resurrection Life

Millions of people around the world celebrated the resurrection of Christ over the weekend. For many, the joyful celebration ended after the sermon and life will continue on as normal this week. But as my childhood pastor always said, we are  ‘Easter people’. Easter people continue to live out the Easter message, even when the […]

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