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How Memorization Revolutionized My Spiritual Life

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Connecting With God, Part 5 (To read Part 1, click here) I’ve been acting ever since the 6th Grade Talent Show. So you’d think I’d be pretty good at memorization. Nope. Memorization was always the…

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Life with a Purpose

Connecting With God, Part 8 (To read Part 1, click here) Purpose. No amount of Freudian psychoanalysis can explain away the need for it. Unless we succeed in drowning it out, all of our lives we will hear that still, small voice calling us … Continue reading

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A New Foundation for Your Life

Connecting With God, Part 7 (To read Part 1, click here) I wrote previously about rebuilding the “house” of my spiritual life by memorizing, meditating upon, and praying Scripture. It is my hope that this example will inspire you to … Continue reading

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Build Your House on a Rock!

Connecting With God, Part 6 (To read Part 1, click here) These Connecting with God posts aren’t very sexy. But they may be the most important I’ll ever write. Because prayer, as un-sexy as it is, is the most important … Continue reading

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How Memorization Revolutionized My Life

Connecting With God, Part 5 (To read Part 1, click here) I’ve been acting ever since the 6th Grade Talent Show. So you’d think I’d be pretty good at memorization. Nope. Memorization was always the thorn in my theatrical side, … Continue reading

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Everything I Need to Know I Could Have Learned in Sunday School (But Didn’t)

Connecting With God, Part 4 (To read Part 1, click here) If I’d gone to Sunday School, I’d probably have memorized Bible verses. But I didn’t. Heck, I’d only been to church twice: The first time, I slept over at my cousins’ … Continue reading

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Standing in God’s Footprint

Connecting With God, Part 3 (To read Part 1, click here) When I was a kid, one of my favorite comic strips showed an astronaut radioing back to Earth, “Nope, no signs of life”–while standing in an immense footprint that … Continue reading

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God, Are You There?

Connecting With God, Part 2 (To read Part 1, click here) At any given time, each of us is either moving toward or away from our Creator. The trajectory of my life now—my passion, my purpose—is toward God. But my … Continue reading

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Pray as if Your Life Depends on It!

“Deep Sea Diver” by TolyanMy Connecting With God, Part 1 Prayer is air. While I was busy working my way toward a college degree, my buddy Dean was busy working his way up Pacific Coast Highway. “He’ll never make a … Continue reading

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