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Posts Tagged: praise

Praising God With Whole Hearts Even in the Hard Places

Last July I sat on my front deck and prayed, “Father, do whatever it takes to cleanse me of me. Get Grace out of the way so You can work freely in and through me. Peel me like an onion if You wish. Have at ‘er. Refine me and purify me so the image of… [ read more ]

What's the Big Deal About Praise?

I’ve heard some folks question God’s reason for commanding us to praise Him. Some think He’s proud or self-centered. In fact, the opposite is true. Scripture says that God dwells in the praises of His people. If that’s true, then praise is actually the means to deeper intimacy with Him. And when we walk in… [ read more ]

An Experience in Praising God

Thanks to the Airdrie Alliance women who invited me to speak at their annual Renovare conference this weekend. Wonderful women, sweet fellowship, heartfelt worship, and together-time in God’s Word. Need I say more? Our last session ended with a corporate praise time. Most often, it seems, we bring requests and concerns to God. That’s okay,… [ read more ]

Praising with Every Part of Me

“Let all that I am praise the Lord,” says Psalm 104:35. “That’s easier said than done,” says me. I recall several of the biggest challenges I’ve faced/am facing: Being separated from my newborn daughter when she was flown from Nepal to the US for surgery. International airlines refused to issue me a ticket, saying I… [ read more ]

Insights About Fear and Praise

Yesterday I rode a Gold Wing motorbike for about six hours between Pasco and Snohomish, Washington. I usually cherish riding time because it gives me uninterrupted opportunity to ponder, pray, and praise. But yesterday’s experience was different. I pondered alright, but my thoughts sent me careening down a road shadowed with worry about a situation… [ read more ]