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What is holiness?

What does it mean to be holy?

The word holy is frequently and rightly used to refer to God (Isa 6:3), but it the Bible also uses the word to refer to believers. In fact, believers are called saints, which is a translation of the Greek word for holy. Paul begins his letter to the Romans referring to those he was writing

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Do you pray with integrity?

There is no question that prayer is a difficult discipline to develop, but perhaps the biggest reason why this is the case is that it feels fake. I don’t mean that we pray without believing that God hears, but that sometimes we just don’t feel like what we pray is what we are thinking or

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Can I have a short and effective quiet time?

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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Mindfulness meditation

Mindfulness Meditation: 3 Reasons Christians need to abstain

Today I received an email from a popular Christian writer who challenged his large audience to take up mindfulness meditation.1 He cited four benefits of meditation from Psychology Today in support of establishing it as a daily practice. In the email he sent out to subscribers, this author explained that “its roots go back to Biblical

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The quick and easy guide to quiet time journaling

If you’ve never journaled before, you might like to try prompted journaling to get you going. This means you can have a fixed starting point that will take just a few minutes each day. Here is a suggested recipe you might like to use for beginning journaling.

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Why you probably need a new Bible

This post will sound a little like a license to be extravagant or possibly even irresponsible. That isn’t my intention. But I want to challenge the thinking that if you have a Bible, you don’t need another one. This is the sort of thinking that classifies the Bible as a book. If you have one

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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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