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Praying When It's Hard to Pray.

Rhiannon .

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Praying When It's Hard to Pray.

As I sat here with a blank page and the cursor blinking expectantly at me, I prayed: God, please give me the words, please open my heart and mind, please speak through me because I can’t do it on my own right now. Short. Simple. To the point. I had agreed to write a blog about prayer. I had written about my faith before and thought this would be a relatively easy task. But then. But then my prayers weren’t answered and a close friend passed away, leaving her husband and four young children. How can I possibly write about...


Wait, Seek, Hope.

Jenny Jerkins

Tags WAIT

Wait, Seek, Hope.

Wait. It’s one of those words that really just gets under our skin a little bit if we are honest. In loose terms it means that we are not getting what we want the very moment that we want it. We, in a sense, wish our lives away. We “can’t wait” for that next big thing. And of course we also live in an instant gratification world – one with information at our fingertips within seconds of our requests. This doesn’t bode well for our already impatient natures. But the thing about this kind of waiting is that it relates...


How Waiting Led Me to Resting

Kristen Hatton

Comments 1 Tags WAIT

How Waiting Led Me to Resting

We don’t like waiting do we? Whether it’s in a line, at the doctor’s office, sitting in traffic, or being left on hold, we become easily agitated and impatient. What’s worse is we act as if such inconveniences give us a free pass to project our now foul mood on whoever crosses our paths.If this is how we are affected by the relatively small occurrences of daily life, no wonder the big things really rock our boats. You know, the waiting on God things? Those things that consume our thoughts and can change the trajectory of our lives. Perhaps it’s waiting for Mr. Right, a...


Beauty in the Wait

Jennie Jeffery

Tags WAIT

Beauty in the Wait

Patience and I have never been good friends. It seems I have always wanted to be at least one step ahead of where I actually am, no matter the season of life I happen to be in. What’s next, and when will it happen? And why can’t it be right now? Yes, I have struggled with these questions for as long as I can remember. And this has been especially true since the beginning of my marriage. From the time my husband and I were engaged (and that was only three months after meeting, talk about patience!), we have been...


A Living Legacy

Kacie Feeney

Comments 3 Tags BELIEVE, LIVE

A Living Legacy

My grandfather, Evert Leon Marrs, peacefully passed away last Thursday. Though our family had anticipated this news for quite some time, it was still hard to receive the phone call. As a cheerful man of 92 years, grandpa Leon always had amazing stories to share. He was an honorable WW2 soldier, a father of four, and he worked so hard, living out his days as a simple, small-town man. My favorite story was hearing about how grandpa first met the Lord; seeing how sharing his faith was a continuous thread in grandpa’s demeanor, I always thought he believed in Jesus...