the art of practicing prayer

{Communing with God Series: Part 3} As we seek to spend time practicing prayer, let’s begin by looking at the last two parts of Psalm 51, a prayer of repentance. The first part of the psalm was the “cleansing” part. This is the portion of the psalm where David acknowledges his wrongful behavior. This portionContinue reading “the art of practicing prayer”

from atheist to pray-er

{Communing with God Series: Part 2} Atheists don’t pray. Seems obvious but it bears stating because when God gripped my atheist heart by the power of His Word, I was at a loss for words. That is unusual for this word lover! As I pressed in deeper to the Life-giving Word, I saw such beautifulContinue reading “from atheist to pray-er”

why the secret heart

“Write,” He whispered to my heart. Lord, after all these years?Nearly five years of silence…the rebellion, the running, the retreating.So many places I have failed, so many things I have run from and numbed. I released all You gave me….at first, possibly for the best things You gave me, thinking it was at Your leading.Continue reading “why the secret heart”