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Prayer and My Childhood Dream Job

What was your dream job as a child? For a time, I wanted to be a paleontologist. Paleontology is the study of what fossils tell us about the past. Intriguingly, a young girl a few years younger than I who … Continue reading

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Prayer and Defining Success

How do you define success? In different parts of my life, I have measured success by attainment of goals or by consistency of effort. At this time in my life, I still run, but I measure success in frequency of … Continue reading

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Prayer and a Treasure that Has Been Lost

Like many other American students in high school, I purchased a class ring. Mine was white silver with a white spinel stone (diamond appearance) and its symbols and wording proudly proclaimed the year of my graduation from Oneida High School. … Continue reading

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Prayer and My Earliest Memory

One morning in 1959, I awakened, rolled out of my bed, and toddled over to a crib nearby. I peered in at a baby, my little brother Mark. That’s my earliest memory. Mark and I have shared many memories since. … Continue reading

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Prayer for Achieving More for God’s Glory in 2023

The new year, 2023, has begun. I began the day by singing, praying and communing with other Christians at Heartland Church of Christ in Kansas City, Kansas. An elder and the preacher discussed the direction of the congregation in the … Continue reading

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Praying and Preparing the Way for the Lord

A preacher prepares the way for the Lord. As he proclaims a message from the Bible, he argues for receiving what it says about Jesus. When he does his work faithfully, he shows people a path for following Jesus that … Continue reading

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Prayer and Emojis

What emojis might you use most often in your prayers? How can our prayers reflect the character of God? Continue reading

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Prayer and Dreams that I Remember

A dream theme has weaved through my sleeping hours during my life. I’m in a dark, wooded, confusing area with a companion searching for a lost child. I first had this dream when I was about four years old and … Continue reading

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God’s Saving Love and a Loving Response

My mother told me when I was in my late twenties and again when I was in my fifties that she looked forward to conversing with me because she always learned something new. She admired that I loved to read … Continue reading

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What Are Five Things I Am Thankful For Today?

“What are five things you are thankful for today?” That was the blogging prompt or challenge for WordPress Bloganuary blogger participants today. I have lagged behind in my responses to the prompts, but this one caught my attention because it … Continue reading

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