Thursday, January 16, 2020

Tracking Prayers

by Emily Conrad


I received a couple of shipping confirmations this morning on orders I placed.

I used to watch tracking until packages arrived. These days, shipping tends to be fast, and we place a fair number of orders, many for little things or mundane household supplies.

So, the excitement has ebbed. Sometimes, I forget what I’ve ordered until I open a package I found on my doorstep.

If only I could order up an answer to prayer and have such easily trackable, quick, predictable results.

But would that be best?

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Inspiration over Resolution

by Emily Conrad



I'm trying out a new-to-me strategy for maintaining my wavy hair. I've also begun a 40-day sugar fast. Neither effort is related to a New Year's resolution.

Instead, the catalyst for change is the people I spend my time with.

Though I've spent time with many different groups and people over the years, the process of being shaped by my social circle has remained a powerful force my entire life.

And I bet the same is true for you.

The impact of others can be subtle and slow, but pause to take stock, and you might be surprised at what you find.