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Praying Made Easy. 11. To Strengthen Faith

The desire — or the need! — to strengthen faith may seem contradictory to the meaning of faith. If faith is “complete trust or confidence in someone or something”, why would we need to strengthen it? Don’t know about you, but sometimes my faith feels like it’s “standin’ on shaky ground”. (Thank you, Phoebe Snow.) […]

Posted on January 30, 2018 at 5:15 am by Tim · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Praying Made Easy. 10. Get Past Fear.

Sometimes we have to get past fear. Often fear stands between us and our desire to get something done. More than occasionally fear prevents our accomplishing something. Or proving something to ourselves. I admit to each of those, “Too often!” I feel the fear that I may not do well enough or I may make […]

Posted on January 10, 2018 at 5:45 am by Tim · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Praying Made Easy. 9. Look Forward with Faith

Three months out of college, I had a chance to look forward with faith. I began my teaching career at Oak Ridge (NC) Military Academy. I was able to say with absolute confidence and truth: “This is going to be my best year teaching.” And it was—the best year I had ever had as a […]

Posted on January 3, 2018 at 5:16 am by Tim · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Praying Made Easy. 8. Peace beyond the Storm

Most of us eagerly look forward to peace beyond the storm of 2017. This year has been stormy, literally and figuratively. It has been anything but peaceful. A cauldron of politics, storms, fires, anger & terror(ism). Stirred together then brought to a simmer, if not at times a boil. In 2001 or 2002, I discovered […]

Posted on December 29, 2017 at 5:16 am by Tim · Permalink · Comments Closed
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