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How to Quiet Your Mind So You Can Hear From God
“If destruction fails to entangle us, distraction will do it’s best.” – Beth Moore

As I sit here at my desk preparing to write, to share something that I hope ministers to you, dear readers, I find myself needing to practice first, the very thing I want to share with you today.  I need to stop and listen. I need to quiet my mind and listen for God to speak. 

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How to Use the Scriptures to Pray

This week I have the great privilege of welcoming my friend Valerie Murray, writer at Cord of 6, here for the #SummerSizzleBlogHop. This beautiful lady has so much wisdom to share.  I have learned a great deal from her as I've been an avid reader of her blog for a couple of years now.  This essay that she is going to share with you today, on prayer, is one of my favorites!  

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Is Talk Like That, Real?

“Please Jesus, help me out here!”

I said the words, out loud, in a moment of frustration, as I fought to remain calm.  My son was buckled in his car seat, waiting expectantly for me to drive him to preschool.  I was scheduled to be the parent helper that day.  I sat in the driver’s seat on that cold winter morning, still parked in my driveway, turning the key in the ignition… hearing nothing but silence from the engine.

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A Christmas Prayer

Heavenly Father, as we celebrate this Christmas season, we want to take a moment to express our gratitude for sending your Son, Jesus.  Thank you for the gift of this precious baby who came to Bethlehem so long ago, for us, the Savior of this world, the One who brings joy, hope, and peace to all those who believe and place their trust in Him.

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How We Can Pay Attention to God's Faithfulness

Yesterday, Trent was telling me how sad he was because he missed his friends in Wenatchee.  I pointed out that he had a lot of friends at school, but he said that none of them were friends that he "could just call up".  My heart ached for him, so I prayed a little prayer.  One hour later, there was a knock on the door, and an invitation for a play date was extended by one of our neighbors.  Today, he was cruising around the neighborhood with these two sweet boys while I had a cup of coffee and a chat with their grandma.

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A writer's hack that works for prayer

Sometimes I don’t know how to pray.  I don’t even know where to start.  But I’m learning.  Recently I stumbled onto a concept that has really helped me in my prayer life.  I’ve been using the Bible as a prompt.  This, of course, isn’t a new idea at all.  Jesus prayed scriptures (Lk 4:16,17)- lots of people do.

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