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How to Do Meditation Using the Bible with Lectio Divina

By Karen Barber | April 12, 2017

To do meditation using the Bible you can use a process where you read a passage and then think deeply about a verse or phrase that draws your attention.  This way to do meditation using the Bible is called Lectio Divina. The Christian tradition of meditation using the Bible Meditation using the Bible or Lectio…

Hearing God’s Voice So You Can Follow God’s Direction

By Janice Ross | April 10, 2017

Hearing God’s voice is something we can all learn how to do and is important because it’s the only way to follow God’s lead.  Hearing God’s voice has helped guide me through some very difficult life problems.  Here are some ideas for you. Hearing God’s voice starts when you overcome your compulsion to be absolutely…

Crying on Palm Sunday? Follow Jesus Down the Mount of Olives

By Karen Barber | April 7, 2017

Our Palm Sunday Prayer was written to help you welcome Jesus Christ with thanksgiving and praise as residents of Jerusalem did thousands of years ago.  However Palm Sunday is also connected with tears for people who have not responded to Christ’s love. On a prayer pilgrimage to Jerusalem several years I was first introduced to…

Would You Like to Try Fasting and Prayer?

By Karen Barber | March 7, 2017

Have you ever tried fasting and prayer?  In the past I haven’t really made fasting a regular part of my  prayer life, but when I have, I’ve found that fasting is effective in helping me remember the things that I need God’s help in handling. Skipping breakfast Recently I was fasting because I had a…

Prayer of Hope Using the Star Spangled Banner During Life Problems

By Karen Barber | March 4, 2017

When you need a prayer for hope, The Star Spangled Banner can be a powerful way to help you pray.   Fear and hopelessness can hit you hard, especially at night.  When one of our sons was going through a very hard time, I used the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key as a way…

Praying on Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday? Surprising Reasons Why

By Karen Barber | February 27, 2017

We don’t often connect prayer with Mardi Gras.  Today it’s celebrated as a fun festival with parades and parties.  But the final day, called Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday, has its roots in church history.  It’s the day before Ash Wednesday when Christians traditionally enter a 40 day period of self examination, fasting, prayer and…