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Prayer Time

Do you pray at a specific time during the day? Some people pray many times throughout the day, and others specify a certain time to pray.

Morning Prayers: People who pray in the morning feel good about starting their day off right. They look at prayer as a way to navigate their daily priorities. They ask God to help them manage their actions and speech. They may ask God for strength to handle…

Making Meaning with Jesus

Christianity continues to struggle with a spiritual identity crisis. Recently, the Pew Research Center reported that the number of Christians in the United States is expected to decrease to between 35% and 54% of the population by 2070. At the same time, people who identify as atheist, agnostic, or “nothing in particular” could rise to somewhere between 34% and 52% of the population.


We Pray for Blessings

There’s a song we’ve sung over the years at Salem titled “Blessings” that says, “What if Your blessings come through raindrops? What if Your healing comes through tears? What if 1,000 sleepless nights are what it takes to know You’re near?”

It was written by Laura Story after her husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor and their prayers for healing were not being answered.…

Fall Is Upon Us!

September is one of the busiest months of the year. In a strange way, it seems like the beginning of the holiday season. The retail stores are certainly trying to tell us that we better go to the stores and start buying things for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas all at one time.

I don’t know about you, but this causes me stress. I am not ready for the holidays to be upon us in September.…