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The Gracious Gift of Friendship

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Taken from Women Doing Well’s Extravagant God, a six-session study on generous women through the ages, published in 2015. Lydia is a maker and seller of purple cloth. She uses her talent to make a living.  That’s no easy task for a single woman in Bible times, but God’s hand is on her. As a result, her business prospers. Guests …

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Learning to Pray

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The National Day of Prayer is the first Thursday of May. Use it to move your prayer life forward. By Shelley Comer Prayer is a gift from God. It allows us to commune with Him directly. To bring our deepest heart needs and greatest joys to the Father.  Prayer is also hard. We struggle to find time to pray. When …

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Dangerous Prayers

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The question before us is the role prayer plays in sacrificial giving. The answer lies in the quality of your prayer life. Baby steps I began my own prayer life with short, silent prayers. Monologues filled with formal, flowery language. What a revelation it was that prayer is supposed to be a conversation. Talking to God is essential, but so …

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What is the Deeper Call?

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“Behind every specific call, whether it is to teach or preach or write or encourage or comfort, there is a deeper call that gives shape to the first: the call to give ourselves away—the call to die.” ― Michael Card, The Walk: The Life-Changing Journey of Two Friends Women who give well don’t claim they have an easy road, but …