Fasting: What it is and what it isn’t

By Elizabeth Prata Spiritual disciplines. We all know that they are. Reading the Bible. Praying. Giving. Attending church. Doing good works. Fasting. Fasting isn't talked about much and when it is, it's sort of either glossed over or it's folded in as part of the latest diet-fad-plan. What IS the spiritual discipline of fasting, then? …

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“Dear Woman Feeling Called to Ministry…” By Ayanna Thomas

I like what Ayanna Thomas has to say. She makes sense, is humble, insightful, and joyous. Here is the start of her Instagram piece today: Read the rest here. "I know how you feel. You see so many women around you "stepping into their calling." And you feel this urge to do something too. You …

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Book Review Shots: Disciplines of a Godly Woman; Can I have Joy in my Life?; Amy Carmichael; The Machine Stops

By Elizabeth Prata Crime novel writer James Patterson issues books in a series called "BookShots." These are novellas, short books he writes in beteeen the longer ones. I like the idea. I've been participating in Tim Challies' annual Christian Reading Challenge. I'm keeping up pretty well, and enjoying the structure it provides so I do …

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How Long Must The Lord Tarry? Habakkuk Asked the Same Thing

By Elizabeth Prata Any sensitive Christian these days is probably be feeling what I am feeling. The gravity of the times and the perilousness of the dwindling time for the lost weighs heavily on me. I mourn the lost: the hand of Jesus is outstretched to one and all, but many bat it away, or …

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