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How To Start Praying

Prayer can seem like such a daunting and even sometimes archaic task. Is it necessary? Why do we do it? And even if we understood it, how do we even go about it?  All of these questions and musings are valid and completely understandable to ask. Even Jesus’ disciples themselves asked him, “how should we pray?” So if you find yourself in that situation or season, don’t be discouraged. You are not alone; in fact, you’re in excellent company. The truth is, if you’re asking how to pray, you’re asking one of the best questions out there.  What is Prayer? Let's start at the very beginning: what is prayer? Simply put, prayer is honest and vulnerable conversation with God. At its...

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3 Tips for a Stronger Prayer Life

What stops you from talking to God - regularly? This question was posed in my devotional the other morning, and it stopped me in my tracks. Considering we created a journal all about spending more time with the Lord and hearing His voice more clearly, it's probably safe to assume we're big believers in the power of prayer. Quite simply, prayer is talking to God and listening to Him. It's a conversation - not a one-sided wish list. And yet - even when I know how important prayer and my time with the Lord is... it's far too easy to allow it to just become another "to do" each day. Anyone else struggle with this? But every time I find myself slipping into that problem, I think about...

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Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Christians

As Christians, it only makes sense that we love celebrating love! Love - specifically God's love for us - is one of the most covered topics in the Bible. Here are just a few examples (and some inspiration for your Valentine's Day cards!): "We love because He first loved us" (1 John 4:19) "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." (John 13:34-35) "And do everything with love." (1 Corinthians 16:14) "No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us." (1...

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How To Use the Kairos Journal

The Daily Kairos Journal was born out of a deep acknowledgment that without carving out and cultivating a deep and intimate set-aside time with God, everything else in life not only would not last but would undoubtedly fall apart. We realized that we longed for intimacy and closeness with God, but rarely had the time to seek His face.  Like many of you, we saw how easy it is to get caught up in the current of life. A thousand things demand our attention from sun-up to sun-down and every moment in between. Finally, we decided enough was enough. And so, we set out to create a daily habit of meeting with God. And in that process, we created the...

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How To Start Your Year Off Right

The start of a new year means new opportunities for many things: growth, change, transformation, new hobbies, goals, and dreams. We often sense this urgency to dive into all the new year has to offer and get a head start on getting after what we want to accomplish. As good as it is to have dreams and to cast vision, the truth is, none of our dream planning and vision casting ultimately means much of anything without one thing being at the center of it all:  Jesus. The world will be quick to convince you that to start your new year right, you ought to get all the newest gadgets and dive back into work with new and different strategies...

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