“Side by Side”


I am way late on writing about Side by Side: Walking with Others in Wisdom and Love. So, I have minimal recollection of my reflections. But let me say that this book is so freaking good.

Before I attempt to jump into specific parts and reflections, let me just briefly share why this book is important.

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Prayer from a Scared Soul

Dear God,

Please, don’t give up on me. I know that head knowledge tells me you won’t, because you’re a faithful God. A God who is faithful not just to us, but faithful to your own character. But God, fear still grips my heart. 

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Prayer Ranger

If there wasn’t a group named Prayer Rangers at at least one of your church retreats, you’re a liar.

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Zero Waste

Wow. I’m finally getting to this post. This has been sitting in my head for the past 1.5 weeks now, so unfortunately, I probably won’t be able to as accurately capture the thoughts and emotions I had when I first wanted to write this. Poo.

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Fish & Eggs

I had a hodgepodge of thoughts during today’s sermon, having different scatters of dots connect. You know what that means? My writing is also probably going to be scattered. Apologies in advance.

The sermon was on Luke 11: 5-13 and Luke 18: 1-8.

Both of these were used to demonstrate how we should pray – boldly and persistently.

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Prayer from a Weak Resolve

This is the most insignificant area of my life, yet it’s the one where I am currently weakest.

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Prayer from a Weary Soul

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
    and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
(Psalm 34:18)

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Unceasing Prayer

This past Sunday, before the start of praise, I was thinking about prayer. More specifically, I was thinking about how to “pray without ceasing.” I was asking myself what that looks like, what that means.

I’m not totally sure what spurred the thought, but man, God ain’t playing no games.

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