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Let me introduce you to my friend, Holley. Holley Gerth is the best-selling author of several books, including You’re Going to Be Okay. She's a God-sized dreamer, the wife of Mark, and a friend to YOU. Hang out with her on Twitter or Facebook.

Over the course of the next few weeks, I've invited friends from all over the blog-o-sphere to share their words in this space as we explore the mysteries of prayer during the Summer Bible Study.

When You Need to Know You’re Going to Be Okay

by Holley Gerth

She says it and means well, “It’s going to be okay.”

And I think, “No, it’s not…but I am.”

It’s the paradox I’m learning to live with these days as my dear Grandpa Hollie faces illness and is getting ready for heaven at age 93. It doesn’t matter that I’ve written a book about being okay—it still hurts. And that’s the whole point. Continue Reading...

5 Ways to Jumpstart Your Prayer Life This Week

There isn’t a cookie cutter formula when it comes to prayer. Some sit or kneel, and others stand or walk. Many speak out loud, while others whisper quietly. Some pray with friends, while others choose to pray by themselves.

No matter how we choose to pray, prayer is essential for a follower of Jesus.

Just as a relationship with your best friend would soon turn sour if you stopped speaking, so too will our relationship with God. Prayer invites us into constant communication with God so our relationship with him can flourish.

But, if we’re honest, there are times in our relationships with God where prayer can feel flat, rote, or downright lifeless.

Here are 5 ways to jumpstart your prayer life this week:

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Why I’m Logging Off and Shutting Down

Elijah ran hard and fast.

Fearing the threat of Jezebel, he knew he had to get out of Dodge, err… Israel. Continue Reading...

It Took Me Years to Learn this Lesson in Obedience

I recently heard a story of a woman who had the same vision for 45 days straight.

And it was an odd one. Continue Reading...

How to Break Free of the Comparison Trap

I think we’re all guilty of falling into the deep pit of comparison. Comparing our families, Instagram filtered lives, incomes, church attendance, jobs, talents, Pinterest-filled homes, and more. We glance to the left and to the right, internally measuring ourselves up to those around us.

Am I good enough? Smart enough? Successful enough? Continue Reading...