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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 May

  May brings blooming flowers and warmer temperatures as we shake off the remnants of winter’s cold and embrace new life. As you’re busy with spring cleaning, wrapping up the school year, and landscaping chores, remember to spend a few minutes each day with Only By Prayer praying for some of the following concerns.

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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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What Is Aromatherapy?

If room sprays, bath salts, and essential oils come to mind when you hear the word aromatherapy, you’re on par with what most people probably think. Aromatherapy, however, is much more than just a pleasing aroma or beauty product. It is a true healing modality whose potential is just being realized in the Western world. Jade Shutes, founder […]

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Short & Sweet: The Other Cheek by Mary Kane

29 To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either.” Luke 6:29 I admit, I have struggled with this verse; it goes against what comes natural to my flesh.  If someone insults me, I want to insult in […]

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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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To-Do List by Mary Kane

  I am a list maker. I like to start out my day with a list of tasks I need to complete. I feel great satisfaction in accomplishing and crossing items off my to-do list. God is a list maker as well, the 10 Commandments is perhaps His greatest to-do list.  In 1 Peter 4, […]

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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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To-Do List by Mary Kane

  I am a list maker. I like to start out my day with a list of tasks I need to complete. I feel great satisfaction in accomplishing and crossing items off my to-do list. God is a list maker as well, the 10 Commandments is perhaps His greatest to-do list.  In 1 Peter 4, […]