2017-05_LT-FidgetSpinner

I Need a Fidget Spinner for my Spirituality: Combating Distractions in Prayer

Most days, though, I cannot make my intention — focused, deep, persistent prayer — match reality — a holy hour where I spend 58 minutes thinking about those fried cheese curds from Wisconsin.

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2017-06_LT-FeelingGod

Why Praying Matters Even When You Can’t Feel God

I doubted that God loved me because I didn’t feel anything in prayer, so my prayer became little more than seeking out the right emotions. But getting the right feelings wasn’t what I needed.

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2017-05_LT-StayHolySummer

Staying Holy: A Summer Game Plan

Whatever your story, it’s crucial that a break from school doesn’t turn into a break from God.

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2017-05-LT-WorshipDosDonts

The Do’s and Don’t’s of Praise and Worship

Worshiping is all about taking time to not look inward to ourselves, but looking outward to God. It’s about putting God exactly where He belongs in our life — right in the center, lifted up high.

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2017-04_LT-StarterGuidetoPrayer

Things to Talk to God About: A Starter Guide for Prayer

The heart of God is the heart of a father who loves his children and there is nothing that He delights in more than see you, His child, aspire and reach for greatness.

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2017-04_LT-Praying

Is He There? Communicating with God

As of writing this article, I’m in second semester of college away from home. While I realize that my journey to receive higher education may still be young, I can honestly say that I’ve learned a lot over one semester’s worth of time. From learning about the scientific miracle that […]

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2017-02_LT-HonestPrayers

God Wants to Hear Your Most Honest Prayers

Internally, I yelled at God that I felt like He was ignoring me. Couldn’t He see how hard I tried? So why was prayer so difficult? Why wasn’t He acknowledging me? Did He even care?

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2017-03_LT-WhyPray

Why Pray?: The Truth about Prayer

Does prayer really do anything?

If God cared about us, why would He need us to ask for anything before He gave it to us?

The only think prayer does is make you feel good about yourself.

Do you ever find yourself thinking this way about prayer? Or have your heard others question prayer in this way? That’s totally normal . . . you are not a freak or a “terrible Christian.” It shows that you are taking prayer seriously and not just kind of “going through the motions.” If prayer is going to “mean something,” then it should “do something.”

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2015-05_LT-SpiritualJournal

Letters to God: 5 Reasons to Keep a Journal

Journaling isn’t a magic trick. It’s a style of prayer that brings us closer to an intimate friendship with the divine.

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2016-06_LT-ReligiousLife

How Liturgy of the Hours Became a Part of My Life

Liturgy of the Hours: a Catholic, ancient form of prayer that used to intimidate the heck out of me. I walked into our campus’ chapel once to find our priests and FOCUS missionaries praying morning prayer, one of the parts of Liturgy of the Hours. I optimistically tried to follow […]

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