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Relationship with God

Posts focusing on:

Why someone would build a relationship with Godwhy you want one, and why you need one.

Also,  How to build a strong foundation for that deep, meaningful, and personal relationship with God that your soul longs for.


It is only fitting to begin a post on building a strong prayer life with a prayer.

Hello Lord,

I’m here. I want to spend the next few moments with you so you can teach me how to pray. Open my heart to receive you in this moment and bring me close to you. I want to love you, Lord. I want to deepen my relationship with you. I want to experience a desire for you like I have never experienced before. Teach me to pray. Teach me to pray like you prayed. Teach me what it is like for prayer to be breath and life, strength and sustenance, courage and rest. Teach me to seek prayer before and above all else. Lord, teach me to pray.

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Personal Growth, Relationship with God

Spiritual Fitness – How Spiritually fit are you?

In my own personal journey toward spiritual fitness, I feel like God has been a sort of personal trainer to me – constantly pushing me past what I thought were my limits, only to discover how much more I was capable of than I thought. It hasn’t been easy, but it has been incredibly good. (Read more of my story here and here.)

This journey has been going on for well over 15 years now and I believe I have been called to pay it forward in a certain way. He is asking me to be also a sort of personal trainer for the spiritual life. I am to encourage people to step out of their comfort zones and grow deeper in their relationship with God.

My goal too is to meet you where you are and push you to your limits with God.  You might be “sore” the next day, but proud and strong. You will be everyday more at peace, more joyful, and more fulfilled.


Top 5 Posts on Prayer Journaling + Why they are the best!

Are you new to prayer journaling? Want to refresh or improve your technique? Looking for ways to make it more fruitful, sustainable, or fun?

There are literally HUNDREDS of posts out there on how to start or maintain a prayer journal … and it can be a little overwhelming to sort through it all.

SO, I decided to do the hard work for you!

Personal Growth, Relationship with God, When life is Hard

When Life SUCKS – An invitation to Love?

Let’s face it.  Let’s be real.  Sometimes LIFE SUCKS!!!

It seems like recently I have found myself crying a lot… I can’t always tell if it is little stuff or big stuff. Maybe it doesn’t matter.  Maybe its just the accumulation of stuff with no chance to breathe in between. Maybe it’s the pregnancy hormones, but maybe its not.

Car accidents really do suck. Insurance companies suck. Broken major appliances suck. Dealing with money issues sucks. Extended family drama sucks. Addictions suck. Self-image issues and parenting troubles suck. Utter exhaustion with no end in sight sucks.

And the list goes on… [insert your troubles here]

This post isn’t going to tell you that what you are dealing with is “not so bad”.  It isn’t going to tell you to “buck up”. “roll with the punches”, or “keep your chin up”. This post isn’t here to tell you you shouldn’t be hurting, especially if you have God in your life. This post is to validate you. To affirm your overwhelm. To tell you its ok sometimes to feel like you are drowning.

Because drowning is where everything can finally begin!