(Why the holiday decor in September? Have I joined the Over-Commercialization of Christmas Committee? No, I assure you it's just the opposite! I'm gearing up for The PURSE-onality Challenge holiday edition–"A Holiday-Ready Heart" in October! Stay tuned for full details...Warm-Up Week start September 24!)
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I must confess.
Seeing the question "What does prayer smell like?" wafting around Facebook and Twitter didn't grab my imagination the way it was meant to.
I taught junior high school for fifteen years. I've heard the question "Wanna smell my ____?" a gazillion times. So the word "smell" has, let's just say, less-than-highly-spiritual connotations for me.
Plus, I am highly sensitive to artificial odors. When girls douse themselves in cheap perfume, my headache starts before they enter the room. When I'm given dollar store Christmas candles, they go straight into the Goodwill box (in my husband's car!)
However, I love most natural aromas
- a salty ocean breeze
- a pungent pine forest
- extra-cinnamon apple crisp
- hot home-baked bread
So this morning, I decided to see what The Sensational Scent of Prayer is all about. And I was in for not just a sensory treat, but a spiritual one, as well.
Did you know that Hannah is the only woman in the Bible who has two recorded prayers?
Did you know that her first prayer is just one verse, while her second is ten?
Reading my friend Rachel Wojnarowski's eBook this morning, I expected to learn a few things about prayer, which I did.
But I also got a deeper glimpse into the heart of our God for whom our prayers are received as incense.
If you're on the "brim of life"–not just the edge, but on your tiptoes, attempting to balance your self and to juggle issues at hand–receive the blessing of The Sensational Scent of Prayer.
It's a free download today at Amazon.com (and if you don't have a Kindle device, you can still read it via Kindle software on your computer!)
And if you don't know Rachel yet, get to know her. She understands life "on the brim" as a wife, mom, step-mom, special needs mom, writer, and speaker who inspires "extraordinary faith for everyday living."