Tag: Devotional Time

Reading the Puritans: Where Should You Start?

The Puritans lived over 200 years ago, but their words still speak today. Through careful study of Scripture and much prayer, they left a legacy of writings and sermons that address the mind, confront the conscience, and engage the heart. And those who make the effort to mine their works carefully reap rich rewards! (Not sure what […]

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Praise God in Private

Some days, thanking God on social media feels too… well, social. It feels too public. There’s nothing wrong, of course, with praising God publicly — in fact, we are commanded throughout Scripture to do so. Psalms especially tell us over and over to testify of His deeds among the nations, to praise Him in the sanctuary, to […]

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Use Your Senses to Refresh Your Quiet Time

We recently spent a few days at a cabin in the Nantahala National Forest. It was peaceful, refreshing, inspiring… all the things that make it worth the hours of planning, budgeting, and working ahead. We spent our days enjoying the mountains, hiking to waterfalls, relaxing and having fun together, and eating lots of good food. But my favorite thing about that […]

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Be Quiet!

I keep trying to write today, and yet nothing seems to be coming out right. The words aren’t flowing. The thoughts are jumbled and disjointed. The points that seem so clear in my mind, so pressing on my heart, simply refuse to be put onto paper — or computer screen. And every time I give […]

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More Good Posts to Start Off the New Year

Most of us like to set goals, make resolutions, or at least take time to re-evaluate and re-calibrate every January. And along with that comes a flurry of new blog posts about setting and reaching those goals. Here are a few that stood out to me this year, specifically regarding drawing closer to God.   Spending […]

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3 Steps to Spend More Time with God

Do you struggle to spend time with God every day? Is it a constant battle between spending time Him and distracting yourself with social media? Does it feel like you’re in one corner of the ring, and the Holy Spirit is in the other corner? Maybe you want to read the Bible more, but find yourself […]

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When Life Gets Too Busy

I’ve lost track of how often I’ve told people lately that life is “too busy.” And generally, those people repeat it right back to me. We are busy people! And that’s the way life goes. But quite often, we are too busy. You might be too busy if . . . you can’t find time to get the […]

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