Category: Guest Posts

The Power of Continual Prayer

I am thrilled to feature my friend Leslie Newman from Journey to Imperfect for today’s post. She’s a popular blogger on the topic of prayer, so you’ll have a great time learning from her today. Enjoy her spiffy graphics too, and we both appreciate your shares on social media!

Pray continually (1 Thessalonians 5:17, NIV)

Have you ever wondered about what it really means to pray continually?

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Waiting In Prayer

I’m so excited to write over at Leslie Newman’s blog today! Here’s a teaser of the post, and please make sure to click on this link and read the rest!

In my heart, there is a waiting room for prayers. For some prayers, I’ve only had to wait a few hours to learn the answers. I didn’t have to wait long, but the pressure was still there. For other prayers, I had to wait many years for the answers. I’m still waiting on some prayers to be answered with anything other than “wait.”

I often meditate upon the truths in John Waller’s song “While I’m Waiting.” I play this song while I’m in that waiting room and pray through the truths, verse by verse.

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How Humility Tempers Knowledge

Happy to share this post on Bethany McIlrath’s blog today!  Visit her directory for more posts on idolizing knowledge.

I am a recovering know-it-all.

It didn’t help to grow up in an environment where knowledge was valued at a premium. Good grades were a must, as was the ability to speak with intelligence on just about every subject.

That’s really hard to pull off when you’re young and still learning.

But I wanted to please, so I tried.

And failed.

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Fasting for Spiritual Wellness

I am thrilled that my friend Jill Hoven hosted me as a guest post writer for her blog Follow His Footprints this week.

Do you sacrifice anything for the Lenten season?

I grew up in a tradition of observing Lent as a time of sober contemplation and confession.  Yet I didn’t grow up in a tradition of fasting at any time, Lent included.

This year is the first time I’ve given up something for Lent.  While writing my new book, The Fruitful Life, in February, the Holy Spirit convicted me when I wrote the chapter on self-control.  He showed me my all-out addiction to sweets and how it blocks my spiritual growth.  He encouraged me to give sugar up this Lenten season so I could experience new blessings.

On Ash Wednesday, I began my sugar-free journey.  It’s been a week now as of this writing, and here are five lessons I’ve gained by fasting for spiritual wellness.

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