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Never Stop Learning to Pray

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We never stop learning to pray. Our conversations with God change in their tone and language over the seasons. He speaks and we speak. He listens and we listen. Yet we speak and listen differently in different seasons of life.  James 5:13-16 (NCV) says, “Anyone who is having troubles should pray. Anyone who is happy should sing praises. Anyone who is sick should call the church’s elders. They should pray for and pour oil on the person in the name of the Lord...

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Gardening as a Family of Faith

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I enjoy vegetable gardening. I enjoy the process of it. I enjoy planning the garden, planting seeds or transplants, tending them, watching them grow, harvesting and sharing the harvest with others. I enjoy working alone in the garden, but I also enjoy having company and help when I work.   I enjoy seeing the results of the work, regardless of the stage in the process. When the seedlings emerge, I get excited about the signs of new life. Early in the season, I like watching the plants...

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The Life We Live In Between the Life We Plan

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Somewhere along the way I learned to define “life” as the things that happen between the events we plan. You know the times… you have your day planned, and then something goes, well, differently. You get interrupted. You receive unexpected news. Your priorities shift without warning, which means you may not get around to doing whatever you had considered so important when the day started. That definition of life has helped me many times keep a healthy perspective when the...

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