How to pray when life is easy

Sometimes I have to remind my young adult children “don’t just text me when you’re having a problem. Get in touch when things are going well.” I am

How to pray when you’re tempted

A bag of leftover Halloween candy sat in our pantry tempting me to slip in my hand and take one piece as I passed the doorway. I knew

How to pray when you don’t feel thankful

I have been humbled by the thankfulness of my friends. I’ve shared in their Thanksgiving Day celebrations, sat as their tables and heard them express their appreciation. Even

How to Pray When You’re Fuming

Sometimes, I’d rather stay furious than take seriously the words in the Bible: don’t go to bed angry. I find some satisfaction in being annoyed. If I back

How to pray when fear is close and God is far

Why is it God often seem distant in the middle of trouble? Often, when we’re struggling, he seems silent. I remember crying out to God when my six-week-old

Four Ways we can Practice Prayer with Confidence

I remember a time when I would go to pray and within a couple of minutes, I had run out of things to say. Maybe you can relate.

How To Pray Confidently And Intimately

I wrote this post some time ago about how I learned to pray with confidence. My hope is it encourages you to put aside your doubts about praying

How To Pray

There are many ways to pray. You may have been taught to put your hands together, bow your head, and close your eyes. Other people might say to

Who Do We Pray To?

Whenever I’ve wanted to learn how to ski on harder terrain, I’ve taken a lesson. The instructor has always started me on a slope I consider to be

How to Pray When God Seems Distant

Sometimes God seems no closer than the Milky Way. What is it that makes God seem distant? Is it because he is holy and majestic and needs to