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Miss your quiet time? Here are 4 ways to re-engage

Do you feel guilty if you miss a Bible reading? Perhaps you woke up later than intended and had to rush out the door without spending time in the Word. It happens to all of us. Sometimes, we make ourselves artificial rules to keep us in line, such as the “no Bible no breakfast” rule.

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How to make your quiet time transformative

There are times for all of us when our quiet times seem to become laborious. For some reason the joy is gone and opening our Bible every day becomes plain hard work. Distractions seem so interesting, don’t they? Before we know it, our time is up and we need to move on to the next

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6 useful benefits of exposing your heart in a journal

Frankly, journaling is hard work. Who can be bothered writing? Especially personal stuff!? In spite of my initial distaste for journaling, I gave it a go some years ago, and while I’ve had times when I’ve stepped away from it, I keep coming back to it. These 6 benefits keep me exposing my heart in

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How to use scripture’s rich language against temptation

Sexual temptation is something that requires diligence, wisdom and perseverance. These are qualities that the proverbs excel in providing. In Proverbs 7:22-23 the author uses vivid imagery to describe falling to sexual temptation. If we consider it carefully, the language provides a stark warning to us, and can be a helpful tool to motivate us

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9 Reasons you need to keep a prayer list

Praying is hard. It is a discipline that takes time and conscious effort, not to mention commitment, to develop. However, one of the things that will make prayer much easier is having a prayer list. Here are nine reasons you should have a prayer list.

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What are the most important spiritual disciplines and why?

While reading through the different books about spiritual disciplines, you might walk away confused about which spiritual disciplines you should focus. One major book on Spiritual disciplines has 11; another has 17, and yet another 7. What’s more frustrating is that there is little overlap between these lists. When it comes to your quiet time, there are

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The hidden life of prayer

Last year I read through this little book and really enjoyed it. I noticed it is available on Monergism books in kindle format for US$2.45 which is chump change. This is a very practical book that does a great job of pulling together the writings and practices of some of the great Christians throughout history

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Developing a humble heart

I was looking at 1 Peter 5:6 in my Greek Bible a while ago and when I looked at the first word (the main verb) in the Greek, I was surprised to find it was an imperative (a command). I hadn’t thought much about it, but this made me think about this verse more carefully,

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Can I have a short and effective quiet time?

Some days I wake up feeling overwhelmed. There is so much to do, and I have a list of things that I need to get done today, all of which will take time and focus. How will I fit in my quiet time? Good news! Because the focus of our quiet time is the heart,

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