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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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Posted by Kathy Raines with 2 Comments

Reset Your Mind on Christ

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A three-bedroom house, a family of nine, and a record console blaring Elvis Presley’s “I’m all Shook Up.” It wasn’t often that the wooden house I grew up in would be rocking, but when my sister Francis would start playing Elvis’s record, each family member would stop in the middle of their chores and do our best to replicate the dance style of the King of Rock & Roll. If you were to ask me what song title I think most depicts my feelings in the last...

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Posted by Caroline Poe with 5 Comments
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What Do Your Prayers Sound Like?

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What do your prayers sound like?  That’s a weird question, but think for a minute about the conversations we have with other people. Sometimes we talk a lot. Other times we don’t get a chance to say much because other people do most of the talking. Sometimes we speak quietly and calmly. Other times we get excited or emotional and talk more quickly. Sometimes we fill our conversations with celebration. Other times with complaints or remorse. Sometimes we narrate or report...

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Posted by Kathy Raines

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