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Grab a cup of coffee or tea, get comfortable, and explore what God has for you today. At Only By Prayer, we’re all about helping you to bring the sacred into the everyday. Perhaps you’d like to try a Bible study (be sure to explore the drop-down menu on the tab above), enjoy a Scripture Art Journaling lesson, listen to a podcast, or learn a spiritual discipline. These and many other discoveries await you. Be sure to let us (Mary and Jane) know what you think by leaving a comment, and thanks for the visit!

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5 Ways to Pray in April

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April is a transition month. Birds return from their winter travels, the early spring flowers shake off their sleepy lethargy, and the sun’s rays warm us for the first time in months. The earth starts to reawaken, and us with it. Why not use some of that new-found energy to pray with Only By Prayer through the month […]

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1 Thessalonians Part 15, A Life of Faith: Operation Sanctification

Insightful  … cute … smart … funny … quixotic! Think of words you’d use to describe yourself. Would you ever consider describing yourself as a “most holy thing”? Me either, but God does. Because of the cross, we have been washed clean (sanctification) by the blood of Christ. The process of sanctification is not a […]

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Ready to Burst!

Pedaling down the Monon Trail, I breathed in the fresh air. Soft rays of shine danced on my head, dappled by the many trees around me. The lower edge of the forest was reawakening into a soft, fuzzy green, but above the bare trees danced in the wind, most still waiting for their spring clothing.

Nourishment and refreshment for your soul.

Short & Sweet: Crosswords by Mary Kane

18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18 I love words. When I was a child I would repeat multi-syllabic (now that’s a good word) rhyming words over and over; fascinated by the way […]

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Scripturegraphics: Tribulation to Glory by Mary Kane

As Christians, tribulation is a part of our daily walk upon this earth. Often we think because we are doing God’s work we should be exempt from trials and tribulation. God does not want us to fear tribulation, but to walk through it knowing  He will use it to produce great glory. How do we […]

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Bible Journal-Graphics: Read, Read by Mary Kane

As a teacher, I know the value of repeated readings. Repeated readings help my students retain facts and increase comprehension of the text. Not only school-age children benefit from repeated readings; adults do as well. When I run into a heady portion of scripture, I read through once, go back, slow down and read again. […]

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1 Thessalonians Part 15, A Life of Faith: Operation Sanctification

Insightful  … cute … smart … funny … quixotic! Think of words you’d use to describe yourself. Would you ever consider describing yourself as a “most holy thing”? Me either, but God does. Because of the cross, we have been washed clean (sanctification) by the blood of Christ. The process of sanctification is not a […]

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Scripture Art Journaling with Erin Leigh

At Only By Prayer, we are excited to have artist Erin Leigh with us today for an interview. We are discussing Scripture Art Journaling and will be covering how you can get started and what supplies you need. Don’t worry — this can be a cheap hobby, and very few art supplies are required to get started. […]

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Take 5! Treasure by Mary Kane

When I was in elementary, a teacher presented us with a social studies activity that was very in vogue at the time. The topic was, “If your house caught on fire and you only had time to retrieve three items what would you take?” or something thereof. The objective of the assignment was to reveal […]