Step 11 – Focus on Others

Posted by on Feb 11, 2013 in friendship, practical, service, transformation, Uncategorized | 0 comments

One of the temptations when we go through trials is to turn inward. Sometimes, we may want to isolate from others completely. Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. 9 Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.  …ifyou spend yourselves in...

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Step 10 – Rest in His Embrace

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 in gratitude, music, practical, Praise, rest, technology, transformation, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Be still, and know that I am God;     I will be exalted among the nations,     I will be exalted in the earth. ~ Psalm 46:10 There are times when being busy–even with wonderful spiritual disciplines like those we have been using at this blog–can be a way to escape from dealing with the feelings we have in the midst of life. Being busy about this or that–even good, godly activity that promotes my closeness with...

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STEP 9 – Fostering a Heart of Thanksgiving

Posted by on Feb 7, 2013 in gratitude, practical, transformation, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Years ago, I had the joy of working for the Sacramento Science Center and Junior Museum taking classes of kids on nature walks. It began as a volunteer job and worked into doing something I loved for pay! I learned “environmental interpretation” so that I could share the natural history of the local plant and animal life with young students. I learned to be quite the “sleuth” because often, when you are out on the trail...

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Make the Material Yours!

Posted by on Feb 6, 2013 in practical, Uncategorized | 0 comments

So far, I have shared a variety of strategies that you can use to pursue intimacy with God during a trial. My heart’s desire is to stay steadfast on the path of praise no matter what I face and I want to support you as you do the same. Rather than post another new strategy (I will save it for tomorrow), I thought I would give you a chance to go back through the ideas shared so far and make it your own. If you purchased Barb’s app,...

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Techie Tuesday #02 – You Need :-) EVERNOTE

Posted by on Feb 5, 2013 in practical, Praise, technology, Uncategorized | 0 comments

There are a few tools that I use that really seem to add “jet fuel” to  my walk with God. Evernote is one of them and I haven’t scratched the surface of its practical uses, I am sure. I have ONE thing I routinely use it for (well, other than my TO DO list) and that is my God List. In fact, even if everything else gets overlooked, my God List on Evernote, is SO incredibly helpful! First, I use the FREE account. I haven’t...

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Further Still – Adding to the God List and Praying for Others

Posted by on Feb 4, 2013 in practical, Praise, transformation, Uncategorized | 0 comments

I want to think God’s thoughts after him. The best way that I know of to do that is to read His Word, to speak His Word, to memorize His Word, to pray His Word. As I do this–especially about my trial or the person through whom my trial comes–my mind is renewed and I am transformed. Let’s revisit our God Lists today and add to them. We will use them for a Praise-Fest, but also to pray for another person. ACTIVITY 1: Turn...

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