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Praying in the Heart

In the Orthodox Church there is a popular prayer among monastics called the Jesus Prayer, which is “Lord Jesus Christ Son of God have mercy on me a sinner.” In this prayer is contained every element one needs in a prayer. For instance “Lord” is acknowledging God as ruler of all creation, ...

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2 Promises that Offer Hope in Dark Days

If you breathe, you know disappointment. Whether its finances, physical sickness, death, abuse or relationship drama—life happens. The simple truth is that we live in a fallen world full of bad things. And there really is no way to escape it. There are those “prosperity” people who say if you ...

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Lesson from the Blackout

The summer storm rolled in during the early evening hours of July 13th , 1977.  Those enveloped in the storm’s grip described the lightning as unusual—lighting up the entire sky. Then, lightning struck a power line in Westchester County, causing dangerous demands upon other power lines. This lightning strike started the ...

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The Last Call

I heard of a man who pulled into a gas station to fill his vehicle full of gas; the young gas attendant came to meet the needs of the driver. The Lord put the burden on the driver’s heart to share Jesus with the young man. The burden grew heavier ...

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The Challenge of Extending True Forgiveness

“Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.” Corrie ten Boom Sometimes forgiveness comes easy: after a sincere apology or when an offense is small or unintentional. But anyone who has ever had to extend forgiveness for a serious ...

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