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No Breakthrough Without a Breaking

Nathan Smith Christian Maturity, Life Skills

You’ve begged, pleaded, fasted, prayed and still the mountain hasn’t moved.  You’re reading books, asking for advice and doing everything you know to do to break through that thing that has been vexing you for so long.  It could be a relational problem, a work-related issue, a physical challenge or even a spiritual obstacle.  All of us have found ourselves …

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Do You Care Enough To Ask A Question?

Nathan Smith Family, Personal Stories

Questions are amazing things.  They are basically invitations.  It’s nice to receive an invitation.  Maybe you don’t have time to go to the party or attend the event but you were invited and given the opportunity to participate…. and that feels nice.  A genuine, thoughtful question is the same.  It is like rolling out a red carpet to someone saying …

My Smartphone Ate My Prayer Life

Nathan Smith Technology, Thought Provoking

Quiet morning. Cup of coffee. Bible in hand and heart yearning for communion with the Lord.  Cat video. Refocused devotional reading. Calendar update. Prayer time…. sports highlight, great deal on Christmas gifts, birthday party invitation, reminder to pick the kids up from school today, you tube sensation, etc….  ‘Quiet time’ over. Time to go to work.  Ever been there?  The …