Hope for Depressed Hearts Part 2: Prayer

Hope for Depressed Hearts Part 2: Prayer

In my first post, Hope for Depressed Hearts I told the story of how I got sucked into depression and promised to show you a way out of your own. In the next couple of posts, we will focus on how I got stuck and depressed and ways you can avoid it.   My first mistake I hung up the …

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How To Make Your Time with God Really Count

Do you long for a deep, vibrant relationship with God? Carving quality time out of a busy schedule to spend with Him is almost impossible, isn’t it?  Then when we do manage a little time, the struggle for connecting with God during prayer and study dampens our efforts and further weakens our resolve. We rely more and more on church sermons and Bible study …

Connecting with God

Do you ever feel like your attempt at connecting with God is one-sided? I sure do. Here is a typical morning for me: I wake up early, stumble out of bed and slip on my shoes for my morning workout. When I return, I grab a cup of coffee–extra hot–pick up my Bible and notebook and begin my quiet time. …

Prayer: What You May Be Missing

Does this describe your prayer life? Buzzing through prayer because the rest of your day is more exciting to consider. Making mental to-do lists while mouthing rote prayers to God. Slipping prayer in around errands — if you remember to pray at all. For many of us, our prayer life lacks depth and life. It can even become boring. So what are we missing? Time? …

Experiencing More of God's Power

Despite my best efforts, life’s been getting away from me. My husband described it best: “You spend your time playing catch up, staying up late, waking up tired, then going through the day sliding sideways . . . “ It’s true. I’m working hard, but can’t gain any traction. Even with a regular quiet time, I spend too many days ruled by the tyranny of the urgent. …