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12 Things I’ve Learned about Forgiveness

As I’m preparing for our inner healing retreat next week, I’ve been reflecting on what I’ve learned through the process of inner healing. God has taken me through this transformation process for 12 years (and continuing). Each day I continue to grow and change because of what Jesus is doing in my heart. I am … Continue reading 12 Things I’ve Learned about Forgiveness

Read as a Writer: A Lesson for Devotional Writers

This lesson is taken from my online course, "Let's Write a Devotional." In this lesson, we are going to read several devotionals. Hopefully, this reading will be enjoyable for you. The more you enjoy devotional reading, the more that joy will come through in your devotional writing. And the more devotionals you read, the easier … Continue reading Read as a Writer: A Lesson for Devotional Writers

Instead of Complaining, Pray

I was with some friends in a restaurant, and the waiter seemed in a grumpy mood. When I commented about this, one of my friends said, "Then we need to pray for him." Her comment made me realize how many times I am quick to complain (even silently) about the way someone is behaving toward … Continue reading Instead of Complaining, Pray

Bible Meditation on Psalm 46: Preparing for Inductive Bible Study

In some of our future lessons posted here at Adventures with God, we are going to do some deep diving into Psalm 46 using tools of Inductive Bible Study. A great way to start would be to spend a week reading and meditating on Psalm 46. If you are familiar with lectio divina, you can … Continue reading Bible Meditation on Psalm 46: Preparing for Inductive Bible Study

“If My People” – Biblical Hebrew Words for Intercessors

Biblical Hebrew is a wonderful language for intercessors to learn. That doesn't mean we have to learn many words or entire verses in Hebrew. It doesn't have to be a daunting task. Just learning a few words from the Hebrew Bible -- from verses related to prayer or verses intercessors often turn to -- can … Continue reading “If My People” – Biblical Hebrew Words for Intercessors

When It’s Time to Hit “Publish”

For those who are called to write, I believe it’s important to listen to God’s timing with every piece we publish. Sometimes that means projects are delayed while God works the topic through our own hearts so we can share it with others. But there are also situations where God’s timing is “now” even though … Continue reading When It’s Time to Hit “Publish”

Intercessors: Don’t Forget to Cleanse

Have you ever gone through an intense time of intercession? How did you feel when it was over? Intercessors often tell me they feel “black and blue,” as if they have been in a battle. Or they feel heavy or drained after praying for someone. Intercessors often take people home with them spiritually, mentally, and … Continue reading Intercessors: Don’t Forget to Cleanse

Jesus Is Moved with Compassion (Observation and Inference in Inductive Bible Study)

This lesson is part of a series of Inductive Bible Study lessons that I publish here on the blog every Friday. If this is your first time visiting this series, I recommend that you start with the first lesson: Inductive Bible Study: An Overview. ***** Learning Observation and Inference Now that you have had some … Continue reading Jesus Is Moved with Compassion (Observation and Inference in Inductive Bible Study)

Learning the Biblical Hebrew Alphabet: The First Four Letters

Learning the biblical Hebrew alphabet can be a challenge, especially if you try to learn it all at once. I had studied Russian, Greek, and Japanese (all of which use a different alphabet than English) before I learned biblical Hebrew. Even with my experience with other alphabets, I found the Hebrew alphabet overwhelming. Many letters … Continue reading Learning the Biblical Hebrew Alphabet: The First Four Letters

Volunteer Christian Writers Are Valuable to Small Ministries

Are you a new or aspiring Christian writer looking for writing experience? Search your community or region and see if there is a small ministry where you can volunteer to help with their website or blog. Even today, many small ministries don't have a website. For those who do, often the website does not have … Continue reading Volunteer Christian Writers Are Valuable to Small Ministries