A prayer for peace

September 16, 2013 by  
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Prayer–Maya Angelou Father, Mother, God, Thank you for your presence during the hard and mean days. For then we have you to lean upon. Thank you for your presence during the bright and sunny days, for then we can share that which we have with those who have less. And thank you for your presence […]

Praying the Names of God

June 18, 2011 by  
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The Navigators, a Christian organization with ministries serving college campuses, military bases, downtown offices, urban neighborhoods, prisons, and youth camps, has created a thirty-day prayer guide based on the names and attributes of God. Each day highlights a different name or characteristic along with prayer suggestions and scripture references. Here’s week one; click here to […]

Following the Rule

February 22, 2011 by  
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Saint Benedict wrote his Rule, a guide for communal living in monasteries, in the 6th century, but groups of nuns, monks and monastic visitors continue to follow these principles.. The Rule of Saint Benedict emphasizes prayer and work, and Benedictine communities usually involve large amounts of both. Although application of the Rule varies in different […]

Joining the conspiracy

November 23, 2010 by  
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The founders of Advent Conspiracy created the ministry to encourage a simpler, more generous approach to Christmas. Advent Conspiracy encourages Christians to celebrate the season by “worshiping fully, spending less, giving more, and loving all.” Participants are especially challenged to give some of the money they’d spend to help drill water wells for people without […]

Caring for creation

August 17, 2010 by  
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Christians have different opinions about issues like global warming and climate change, but most agree on God’s command in Genesis that humans should “rule over” and take care of His creation. The Evangelical Environmental Network is based on the same teaching and exists to help Christians “tend the garden” in God-honoring ways. The non-profit organization […]

Celebrating generously

June 15, 2010 by  
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From invitations to wedding favors, the I Do Foundation offers engaged couples an opportunity to “celebrate generously” and raise money for the charity of their choice through direct donations and charitable gift registries with major retail partners. Since its launch in 2002, the I Do Foundation has granted more than $6 million to charities like […]

A Lifestyle

May 25, 2010 by  
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By Tim Foot To me, worship is all about living my life in direct response to God’s AMAZING grace–it’s somehow grasping the extent of His love for me and His mercy and letting that overflow in how I live, love and learn. Worship is starting the day by dedicating it to God and His plan. […]

The Size of God

April 27, 2010 by  
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By Brian Petak I once heard someone say that “the size of your worship is determined by the size of your God.” In other words, if my view of God is teeny-tiny, my response in worship to Him will correspondingly be teeny-tiny. On the other hand, if my view of God is HUGE–as it should […]

Learning from the prayers of other countries

January 18, 2010 by  
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Christians have written and shared their prayers for thousands of years, and reading the prayers of brothers and sisters from other parts of the world can help us understand their experience and see God in new ways. Here are just a few. O thou great Chief, light a candle in my heart, that I may […]