Prayer is fundamentally talking to God about what He and I are doing together.   – paraphrased from Dallas Willard  Prayer then includes conversation, talking, silence, listening and interaction around God’s desires (hence, what He and I are doing together). Prayer can be request, worship, meditation, listening, talking, etc. Generally, prayer is paying attention and responding…

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Soul Care Conversations

This podcast is provided by Potter’s Inn, a ministry “dedicated to Soul Care for leaders in the ministry and the marketplace.” Stephen W. Smith and friends explore issues of soul care related to work, health, relationships and faith. Find full seasons at   THE BEST OF THE BEST – Our Top 10 Podcasts Countdown…

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Aligning to God’s Kingdom

by Doug Mitts Key Verse:  “From that time Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”” – Matthew 4:17, NAS95 Some of my conversations with God have a long history. “Repent for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand,” has taken a while to digest. At first, I took…

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Coffee Table God

by Angie Raineri Key Verse: Thus the LORD used to speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend.   – Exodus 33:11a, ESV Do you have a coffee table God?  I do!  Let me tell you about Him. One morning during my quiet time, I was prompted by what I was…

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Seeing the Unseen

by Doug Mitts Key Verse: I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.…In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. – John 14:18, 20, NAS95 Jesus speaks truth, but often those truths come from outside my normal frame of…

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The Holy Spirit Speaks

by Doug Mitts Key Verse: While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”  – Acts 13:2, NAS95 I enjoy training for disciple-making movements. Every time I either facilitate or attend a training, the Holy Spirit…

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Individual Guided Retreats

An Individual Guided Retreat is a personal retreat you plan and take on your own with one added feature: you’ll meet with someone before (and possibly after) your retreat. The purpose of these meetings is to help you listen to God and discern His invitation to you for the day of retreat and for moving…

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A Long Conversation

“It was for this He called you through our gospel, that you may gain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (2 Thessalonians 2:14, NAS95) I’ve had an extended conversation with God about calling and purpose. I did not recognize it in full at the start. At the outset, a question stood out: what in…

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Well Pleased in Pruning, Pleading, and Abiding

by Leslie Hall I asked the Lord three times about this, that it would depart from me. But he said to me, “My grace is enough for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” So then, I will boast most gladly about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may reside in…

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Hush, Be Still

by Doug Mitts And He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Hush, be still.” And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm. (Mark 4:39, NAS95) It surprised me. Almost ten days ago, I simply sat, listening to the Spirit through the Word of God. What sort of conversation…

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