Bob Hostetler

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Make Your Lenten Confession Fun
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Make Your Lenten Confession Fun

How one family takes a meaningful look at misdeeds and then, at Easter, redemption

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Pray according to God's ability, not yours.
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Pray According to God’s Ability, Not Yours

Stop stressing about praying “right” and rely on God’s willingness to hear—and answer.

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How to pray for your pastor
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8 Ways to Pray for Your Pastor

If you want a great church and a strong spiritual life, here's the best way to make that happen.

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How to use a prayer book
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6 Ways to Use a Prayer Book

It felt weird at first for me, saying prayers from a book. But not anymore.  

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Reading the Bible
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6 Times a Biblical Hero Should Have Prayed

Do Abraham, Moses and others offer telling moments when prayer could have changed the outcome of the story?

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Prayer meeting
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My Kind of Prayer Meeting

This pastor hated prayer meetings. Until…

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Prayer for 2018
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Chart a New Prayer Course in 2018

Would you say your prayer life was great this past year? If not, why not try a new direction? Here are 6 suggestions.

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Post Christmas exchanges
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4 Post-Christmas Exchanges

Whether or not you're returning any gifts this week, here are four prayer-filled exchanges worth making.

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First Christmas
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How Did They Pray at the First Christmas?

7 ways to emulate the angels, magi, shepherds and others who prayed at the manger in Bethlehem

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Pray as you read.
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Pray as You Read

Ever been tempted to pray for a fictional character? If so, don’t resist the impulse; use it. 

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