Posts with the tag “prayer”

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Prayer Does Change Things
February 19th, 2018
“Prayer isn’t working.” “Thoughts and prayers are nice, but they aren’t going to change things.” “God isn’t fixing this!” These are the statements that play out and circulate after significant even...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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If You Are Going to Proclaim...
September 1st, 2017
It has been a tough week in Texas. Hurricane Harvey forever left its mark on this state. Out of this tragedy, it has been heartwarming to see the response of people helping people. Would this have hap...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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National Prayer Walk Your Neighborhood
May 9th, 2017
Ok...so it's not a national thing. Not yet, at least. A couple months ago, I wrote a blog about God putting it on my heart to reach out to the women in my neighborhood to start a neighborhood Bible s...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Shifting the Entertainment Atmosphere
February 22nd, 2017
​It started several years ago but became much more real as I realized my oldest child was interested in pursuing music. When he was around nine years old, it had become clear that not only had God gif...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Press In Church
November 11th, 2016
​My heart is sad today for our country. Politics aside, our nation is hurting. People are anxious, fearful and lashing out. We are not at peace as a nation, but it is possible to be at peace as a pers...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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It's Been A Week...Now What?
May 12th, 2016
​A week ago today, Americans participated in the National Day of Prayer. This year’s theme was “Wake Up America.” Tony Evans was the Honorary Chairman and this was his prayer: “Dear heavenly Father, w...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Hunger Pains
April 18th, 2016
Leaders often find themselves coming up against the same problem: How do you get fed while you are feeding others? This is especially important within the Church. If we get too hungry or burned out, w...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Are You Telling?
February 24th, 2016
​A couple of days ago as I was reading my Bible, this verse jumped off the page at me:   "When they heard what Jesus was doing, many people came to him" (Mark 3:8b).   And then again this morning, the...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Community Before the Crisis
January 14th, 2016
You know when you buy a new car and suddenly you notice every car around you that is the same color? This has been happening to me since God laid the word “community” on me for 2016. Everywhere I turn...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Three Days of Prayer and Fasting
November 16th, 2015
Today, right now actually, I have tremendous empathy for the prophet Jonah. God asked him to do an incredibly difficult thing, and he didn't want to. You see, in the book of Jonah, we are told that Go...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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I Have My "War Room!"
September 4th, 2015
​Years ago after I had finally decided to get serious about Jesus, I set up a place in my home where I could meet with Him every morning. It was a sitting area in our house just off the kitchen. I mad...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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We Cannot Wait...
February 16th, 2015
​Do not for one second think that the persecution of the Church is not taking place…and do not think it is not happening here in America. It may not look like the persecution our brothers and sisters ...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Worship is Prayer - Engage
January 22nd, 2015
​Earlier today, I was at the kitchen sink washing the morning dishes. Elevation Worship’s “Only King Forever” was playing in the background and I felt the sudden urge to worship the King. With hands r...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Do We Have Spiritual Warning Signals?
October 13th, 2014
I drove my car the other morning, turned it off to get gas and turned it back on. Within those few minutes, either all of my windshield wiper fluid did, in fact, completely empty itself and my right b...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Who's on First?
May 2nd, 2013
My 5 year old talks…a lot. He says more words in an hour than some men say in a whole day (according to our pastor last week (not sure of the source), the average man says 12,000 words a day)! He just...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Spiritual power source
April 23rd, 2012
If you have ever worked with preschoolers or kindergarteners, you know that one of the most coveted things the children want to be, next to the line leader, is the door holder. For some reason, they j...  Read More
by Erin Olson