Category Archives: Christian Living

When You Know Someone Whose Child is in Residential Treatment

The idea of residential treatment for a child’s emotional-behavioral problems carries the connotation of trouble, behavior out of control, intense conflicts between parent and child, failed efforts to overcome a serious problem, a prodigal child. If you know someone who … Continue reading

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Did God Speak to Me? A Personal Experience

I thought I was done writing this series on hearing from God in the heart. Then an experience crashed into my worldview. I was standing at a table in the classroom on a Tuesday morning organizing my materials for Bible … Continue reading

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Experience Intimacy with God

Ancient or modern, God’s children have always wanted intimacy with Him. Rightly so. Man was made for close knowledge and familiarity with God. God walked with Adam in the Garden (Gen. 3). Intimacy is all over the psalms. “I love … Continue reading

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Intimacy with God Through Prayer

Christians often associate prayer with intimacy because it is interaction in close, personal communication. I believe that the desire to feel close to God is perhaps the strongest motivation driving women to invest themselves in the practice of hearing God … Continue reading

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Living by the Word seems like cold, dry logic.

This post is part of a series on listening to God “in the heart” through impressions, nudges, or other subjective experiences believed to be the voice of God. My position, very simply put, is that in our day God speaks … Continue reading

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But experiences persuade when Scripture doesn’t.

Mormon missionaries once instructed me to pray until I felt a “burning in the bosom” and then I would know God wanted me to be a Mormon. What were they doing? They were tempting me to listen to my feelings … Continue reading

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