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Praising God

Why is praise such an important part of prayer? Again and again in Scripture, we are told of the need to praise God–but why? Do you think God needs our praise? Or is something else going on?

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The Hard and Lonely Places

When you think of hard and lonely places, what comes to mind? Is it an actual desert? Or is it your workplace? Or a family gathering? Where is your desert?

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Giving Yourself to God 

Scripture tells us quite often that God is not in need of our sacrifices. Not our tithes, not our penances, not even our Lenten fasts. But giving yourself to God may not look the same for everybody.

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Uncertainty About the Future

Quite often it is the unknown that we fear most. Many of us imagine we can bear almost anything if we know what to expect.  But that isn’t how God works.

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