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When I was around five, my best friend’s family moved hours away from me. I was devastated, and didn’t understand why she had to move. Thankfully, our mothers were determined that we would stay in contact. With their help, we began writing letters to each other. Soon, we were able to write the letters ourselves. Now I have shoe boxes filled with these letters from my childhood best friend. I look back at them and smile at the precious memories. more »

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The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work and prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but he trembles when we pray.  -Samuel Chadwick A while back I shared in a post about my experience learning about prayer whilst I was in England. {You can read that post here.} Since then, I’ve been thinking about prayer a lot and wanting to learn more about more »

The secret to deep prayer (1)

It was the first Sunday of my mission trip to England. My team and I gathered in the home of our British leader, James, for a time of fellowship and to cook him a traditional American breakfast for dinner- pancakes and bacon. After we ate, James suggested we pair off and pray for each other as we begin our week of work in the school and church, as well as praying for any spiritual gifts we wanted to receive. Abigail more »

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Valentine’s Day sometimes gets a bad rap, but it’s one of my favorite holidays. Last year, one of my friends told me she had made a heart chain with the names of people she loved on it. I think that’s a fantastic idea, and so today I’m making my own heart chain. I think this heart chain could be a creative way to pray, so it’s going to go into my prayer box. Then I can pray through the chain more »

What to pray for your future husband

Continuing in the theme of “praying for our future husbands” that we’ve been discussing this month, today I’m sharing a few ideas as to what we can pray for our future husbands. {See also: why we should pray for our future husbands and ways to pray for our future husbands.} This is just a list to help get us started. There are countless things we can pray for the man we will one day marry. {My friend Abigail also wrote a post containing topics to more »