CMom: Seven ways to love God by praising him

Man praying in the cave by Kovalenko Inna (

Man praying in the cave by Kovalenko Inna (

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Is your heart an open cup or half closed and already full? Is it a cup of bitterness? Suspicion? Self-absorption?

God loves us more than we can imagine. He wants us to know him intimately. He wants to express his love for us by giving us more and more of himself—all that we can hold – until his love overflows. What is our response?

First we must trust him.  Believe that he loves us. Love him back.

How do we love him back? We tend to think of expressing our love by what we do to serve him. That’s important to us and to God’s people who need us. But is it the best first response? Instead of getting busy doing something, wait a minute. Consider that our first response rightly is to praise our creator!

In 1 Peter 2:9 we read that we were chosen by God as his personal possession to sing his praises: 

(Read the 7 ways you can praise God in

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About Nancy Ward

Nancy HC Ward is a journalist, author, and speaker who blogs about Catholicism, her conversion, and Christian community at,
 7 websites and 7 magazines. She loves to share her faith story and help others share theirs through her Sharing Your Faith Stories seminars, also available on DVD. She contributed four chapters to The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion. She facilitates the Dallas/Fort Worth Catholic Writers and a critique group for the Catholic Writers Guild, where she serves as a board member.
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