Tag: Spiritual growth

Simple Prayer

Prayer is simple, really.  We are the ones who over-complicate it.  We assume that we have to get it just right, or that God is more concerned about our vocabulary than He is our heart. Prayer can be words spoken–but they might just be thoughts that are formed and directed at God. My prayer life was…

A Storm Is Coming

You’ve seen it and felt it–the “calm before the storm”. But that kind of calm can make you anxious. Fearful even, as you wonder what the repercussions will be… It is the quiet that comes after the storm that is refreshing. Soothing, in a way. Quiet respite from the turbulent time that has passed. The…

Cultivating Joy

It’s an easy pattern to fall into.  Letting circumstances dictate our joy. And the soil of circumstance can be pretty darn rocky. So we plant the seeds. We plan our days, our months, our years–and fill them with all of those things we think will bring us joy. But our plans just don’t always go…