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By Prayer and Petition

I started a petition once. Just once. It started on a Sunday in 2010, shortly after I had entered a very stressful season. The preacher at church that morning talked about a portion of Philippians 4 that says this: "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,… Continue reading By Prayer and Petition


The Discipline of Gratitude

Gratitude is a good discipline to start with because it helps us acknowledge God's provision in the past and promised provisions in the future. It doesn't mean ignoring difficulties. It means seeing something other than difficulties. For instance, 2013 was often a confusing and discouraging year for me. It was tempting at times to not… Continue reading The Discipline of Gratitude