The Day I Kissed My Religious Spirit Goodbye

by Michelle Lazurek in Leading Hearts magazine

I can’t believe that woman took my seat. Doesn’t she know that I sit there every Sunday?

Boy, this sermon is long. I wish he’d speed it up a bit.

I can’t believe my friend isn’t here again this week. She’s missed twice this month.

When I got home from church, I felt angry, depressed and just plain cranky. I couldn’t figure out why, so I sat on my bed and asked God to reveal why I felt the way I did.

“Analyze your heart,” He said to me.

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Treasured in Memory of Jennifer Kennedy Dean

by Jennifer Kennedy Dean in Leading Hearts Magazine

JENNIFER KENNEDY DEAN 1953-2019
We grieve the passing of well-loved author and speaker Jennifer Kennedy Dean. Her many books became classics as soon as they were published. Her passion for the Word, for prayer, for her family and friends, and her impact on the Kingdom will live on.

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7 Reasons You Should Pray For the Small Stuff

by Linda Evans Shepherd @LindaShepherd in Leading Hearts magazine

“STOP! YOU CAN’T PRAY THAT!” A YOUNG WOMAN ORDERED.

She had just expressed her extreme fear of snakes as we walked through a wooded area.

I had responded by bowing my head and praying, “Dear Lord, please protect us from snakes. May they not harm us, bite us or be seen by us. I pray this in the name of Jesus.”

After being shushed by Ellie’s command, I turned to her. “Stop my prayer? Why?”

“God is too busy for such an unimportant thing.”

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