Anita and Ben Wedding Photo

Wedding photo

Spending Time with God

Are you ever alone with God?  Completely focused on Him? I mean other than crying out to Him in a crisis. Do you ever choose in the midst of your conscious life to focus solely on Him and shut everything else out?

Some Christians call it “quiet time with the Lord.” Hearing from Him by reading the Scriptures and then speaking with Him in prayer. Trusting and waiting for Him to answer. Trusting Him to guide your life.

The Spiritual Dimension of Life                 

I have found it to be entering the spiritual dimension of life. And without that, life has no meaning for me. Although God is not visible to me and Jesus no longer walks this earth, God is very real. I sometimes imagine reaching through the wall of what I can physically see and entering the realm of God. I believe it’s there. I also believe Jesus lives in my heart.

Brother Lawrence – A Humble Monk

During the 17th century, a very humble, obscure, French monk named Brother Lawrence left behind interview conversations and letters that explained his approach to life. No matter what he did or how he spent his days, he focused on the Lord. And that made his life meaningful. He desired “to do his common business wholly for the Lord.” Motivation was everything, not the significance of the tasks. Serving God in this way was to show His love for Him.

A humble, obscure monk…and yet today, the book based on his words, Practicing the Presence of Christ, is read by thousands of Christians worldwide guiding them into a more intimate relationship with their Savior.

My Hero is Jesus                                   

My hero is Jesus Christ who paid for my sins, now and forever. I also revere this meek saint as he speaks to me down through the ages.

Blessings on your journey of faith!

Beyond Myself Book Cover by Author Anita Katherine DennisBeyond Myself: The Farm Girl & the African Chief 

I describe my journey of faith in my memoir of my love story. During the 1960s, I married my anthropology professor who was a hereditary African Chief of the Mende tribe in West Africa. This led me to visit Africa a number of times and live in his remote village for a year with our 3 boys doing lay missionary work. I certainly didn’t do things perfectly. And yet, the Lord has been so gracious in my life! I can only praise and thank Him!