Religion and Spirituality

A Random Gratitude List

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Facebook has been awash with messages of gratitude this month, which has been a huge heart boost. I’ve enjoyed hearing of things big and small that dear ones are thankful for this year. And it has stirred remembrance in me of all I have in this life (big and small!)….

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Fasting in an Age of Excess

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I’m in the middle of a fasting exercise that will span several months, following Jen Hatmaker’s book 7: An Experimental Mutiny against Excess. The first month was about food. After seeking direction from the Lord, I settled on a series of food restrictions for the first three weeks of October…

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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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