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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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To Do-ers List

To Do-ers List 22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. […]

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5 Ways to Pray in August

For many, the start of school heralds the end of summer, perhaps not on the calendar, but at home as parents, children, and teachers prepare themselves for the start of the school year. Hot weather still abounds, however, and state fairs are the activity of choice this month. As you enjoy the warm days of August, […]

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1 Thessalonians, Part 18: Time and Seasons

What time is it, Honey? Due to my poor eyesight, I cannot see the digital clock in our bedroom. Every morning, the first thing out of my mouth is an inquiry about the time. Time is very important to me. Usually, I wake up every morning around 6:30 a.m.  (I am an early riser). After […]

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I’ll Be Happy When …

“Are we there, yet?” We think of this as the quintessential question whiny kids always ask in the car. The truth, though, is that many of us spend our lives with this question rattling around in our brains:

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Short & Sweet: Grow Up

41 “Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. 42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. Acts 2:41-42 On the wall in one of the bedrooms in  our house, is a series […]

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Scripturegraphics: To-Do List

I am a list maker. Each morning, in the summer, when I get up in the morning, I make a to-do list. I list all of my chores and tasks I want to complete that day. I even assign time allotments for each item on my to-do list. My to-do lists aren’t just for chores […]

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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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Short Bible studies, quick devotions

Short & Sweet: Grow Up

41 “Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. 42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. Acts 2:41-42 On the wall in one of the bedrooms in  our house, is a series […]

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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! Fear and Faith

 Take 5! Fear and Faith Please Take 5! minutes and go before God in prayer. Confess to Him any sin and ask Him to fill you with His Holy Spirit. Please read John 20:18-22. 18 Mary Magdalene found the disciples and told them, “I have seen the Lord!” Then she gave them his message. 19 That Sunday […]