Category Archives: Grow More Faithful

Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

A friend once remarked to me that a woman’s favorite indoor sport is comparing herself to others. I couldn’t agree more. I don’t know what it is about our need to compare ourselves to others, especially other women. But in 2011 I’m not going to do it. Next in my list of 31 Ways to… Read More »

Ideas for Effective Prayer

Continuing with putting my spiritual house in order, I now come to the next in my list of 31 Ways to Give Your New Year a Fresh Start: 7. Pray without ceasing. This is really hard for me. And I don’t know much else to say about it. But I do know that when I… Read More »

Become an Effective Decision-Maker

I’m a waffler. There. I said it. I admit that I’ll make a decision then look for the back door “out” of it. The Myers-Briggs personality profile would tell you that’s because I’m a “P” and want to keep all my options open. I’m afraid I’ll miss some great opportunity if I’m stuck toiling away… Read More »

The Role of the Ordinary in the Story of Elisha and the Widow

I told you about how I named this blog in yesterday’s post. I told you the story of Elisha and the widow from 2 Kings 4. One of the most important aspects of the passage—I believe—is the role of the ordinary. I believe that God chooses to operate against the backdrop of ordinaryness so that… Read More »