prayer

To Pray Is to Change

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For all the ways of communicating, writing comes easiest for me. It is much more natural for me to first work things out on paper or keyboard before speaking them aloud. I am the opposite of a verbal processor. This may be why prayer has always been difficult for me….

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Research Proves Prayer Is a Conversation

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Science is backing what believers have known all along: Prayer is a conversation with a real Person. A recent study measured how our brains react to prayer; I wrote about it for Christ and Pop Culture. Here’s an excerpt: Dr. Newberg found that “in Judeo-Christian prayer, the frontal lobe activates…

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Get Greedy for God in October

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It’s been one week since True Woman ’12. I’ve come down the conference mountaintop, [sigh] down to the dailyness of everyday living. It’s back to the usual, yes; but there are small things that are different after my mountaintop trek. God’s Spirit is hovering, reminding me of the Truth I…

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Resting in Common Words

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If you’ve been around me or The Patch for any length of time, you know that I have a warm spot in my heart for words and language. I’m more of a hobbyist, meaning that I love to read and explore words and usage, and I love looking things up…

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