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  1. I spent Easter with my in laws, including my husband’s 103 year old aunt. It is not a religious observance for me, but I love this season of renewal. My first Lenten Rose flower appeared on Good Friday, which was also the first day of Passover. And yesterday, I arose to see crocuses in my mother in law’s lawn. Beautiful.
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  2. I have not heard of Carmen before.
    Thank you so much for sharing this inspiring post, it really got me thinking, we do need to think of prayer as a conversation to the Lord rather than as a speech for others to hear.
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  3. Karen,

    I have heard of, and heard, Carman, but never live. Of all the Christian concerts I’ve been to, that’s not one.

    I often keep a running dialogue with God throughout day. Some might consider it too familiar, but I take “Pray without ceasing.” seriously. I do spend time in formal prayer in a set place with a specific list too. However, sometimes that type of prayer feels forced and not real at all.

    I often hear God best when He and I find ourselves engaged in a spontaneous conversation.
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  4. Hi K Lee,

    I had a great Easter. I spent it with my daughters. I do believer there are no accidents in our lives where God is concerned. Sometimes I only wish He’d let me in on what He’s up to. LOL But as long as He’s in control, I don’t need to know. I like your thoughts on prayer. They remind me of a parable where the Pharisee and “Sinner” went to the temple to pray. The Pharisee prayed bragging about all that he does. And the “Sinner” simply says, “God, be merciful to me a sinner.” Jesus said that man went home justified rather than the Pharisee.

  5. Lovely post, K Lee.
    I do not think there are any coincidences in God’s world. He either brings us to a point or allows something to occur. But He will always bring good out of it. I agree with you about prayer simple being a way to communicate to God.
    Happy Easter, K Lee!
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  6. Beautiful! Yesterday in Sunday School we talked about the fact that one thing we do not have to pray for is more of His Spirit… we only have to pray that we allow the Spirit already given to us when we became believers to more fully work in us. Thought you might enjoy that thought!
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  7. I think almost all of my prayers are a conversation with God. I used to think that wasn’t good enough, but I know in my heart that is not true.

    I agree that everything that happens is part of God’s plan. I often fight his plan, wanting to follow my own instead. I find myself wanting to say No – often! But I do my best to follow and have faith in His plan for me 🙂
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