Take time to be with loved ones

I have spent a lot of time in gardens this year, more time than ever before. One of them was a large garden–Gibb’s Gardens up in Canton–and the others were gardens of those who attend my church.  At church, we have been working on a prayer garden of our own for our 30th anniversary asContinue reading “Take time to be with loved ones”

Breaking through to God in prayer, Part 2

Last week I mentioned that prayer is an important part of faith but is not something we can naturally master.  In fact, prayer can be downright difficult, and there are many things that disrupt an effective prayer life. Guilt, resentment, fear, and sheer laziness can all hamper a wonderful, growing relationship with our Lord.  ButContinue reading “Breaking through to God in prayer, Part 2”