Your New Springboard into Thanksgiving & Praise (31 Days / Day 10)

Today, I want to challenge you to rethink praise and thanksgiving in prayer, especially if you are prayer journaling.  I am afraid we often offer thanksgiving and praise on auto-pilot.  When prayer journaling, I make all my entries first and then I have a time for a formal prayer.  This allows me to really organize my thoughts and prayer closet so nothing is taken before…

My Birthday, Outdated Kitchen Cabinets and Why I am Thankful

Happy birthday to me! I am hitting the big 4-7 on Saturday! Yes, I am inching my way toward the big 5-0! That sounds soooo crazy to me because I just don’t feel “that old”. However, the closer I get to 50, the more I realize that it is really not that old at all; 50 just sounds old (to younger people). Also, as I…

Idea Starter – Complimentary Thanksgiving Meal

This idea came from one of the ladies at my church named Lisa. She not only thought up this idea, but also took it upon herself to accomplish it! I like this idea because it preserves the dignity of the families that you are helping. Lisa did this last year and increased her participation by 50% this year. Here is what she did – she…

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From My Prayer Closet: Overcoming Anxiousness in Prayer

Have you ever been so grieved over a matter that you thought you might lose it…in public? This is how I felt last Sunday at church. It is not that I don’t feel that I can’t cry at church, but I wanted to break down and sob, and I just felt that I needed to hold it together. I am the kind of “suffer-in-silence” type….

Why We Don’t Give God Thanks – Part 2

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