Praying for Your Neighbors

Everyone should be challenged to pray for their neighbors. C.S. Lewis offers a forceful charge, “Next to the blessed sacrament, your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses.” The Scripture makes it clear – God has ordered our boundaries. He moved the family in next door to us (Acts 17:26). He parked the…

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The Outer Storm

As we brace for Hurricane Florence here on the East coast, this week we look at the idea of outer and inner storms – an inner renewal to find faith and peace. Do we calm the outer storm, to bring peace to the inner; or do we calm the inner, to bring peace in the…

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Learning and Doing Prayer

The prayer effort moves forward on two legs – learning and doing. It also engages both sides of the brain. Teaching (left-brain) is not enough. Testing and experience (right-brain sensing, feeling, affect) is also necessary. The testing is in the doing. Teach (left-brain) and do (experience, which includes helping people past their fears of prayer,…

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