Hello, and welcome to LivingPraying.com. I’m Brian Sloan and I have been a Christian for most of my life. I completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education focused on music at the University of North Georgia. I also received training at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary as well.

I served in full-time Christian ministry serving in 4 churches over a period of 37 years, his last position being a stay of 20 years.

Through those years I served in positions as Youth Minister, Associate Pastor, Pastor of Worship, Media Director, and Adult Ministries Pastor. I also visited patients and helped train other pastors in visiting and encouraging those in hospitals.

Brian Sloan

Due to my interest in education, I was also elected and served for 12 years on a local Board of Education in North GA. The combination of full-time ministry and learning the ins and outs of a high-performing educational system in Gainesville, GA has helped me gain first-hand experience and insights that might encourage others.

Our Family

I began blogging over a decade ago and has done several hobby websites through the years. In 2021 I began to think about starting a new blog and about a topic on which I wanted to write.

Brian and wife, Annette

Although there were many blogs out there that were focused on encouraging Christians in their walk with Christ, I nonetheless kept coming back to the topic. I thought that maybe my journey could be of help to others who might have walked a similar path.

I am particularly sensitive to those who have dealt with illnesses such as heart disease, and those who have experienced depression or anxiety in their lives. I had my first bout of clinical depression when I was 29 years old. I have had to be diligent in fighting it several times since then and understand how anxiety usually goes right along with it.

Although the medical community can be of great help with both physical and mental issues, I believe that a strong relationship with Jesus Christ should be the foundation for our lives.

I write about Christian topics that I see people are searching for on search engines and also on topics just for me that may or may not ever come up in a search engine.

I will write, and allow others to write content on these pages on many topics that we face as we seek the God of the Bible. It’s his desire that the pages of this website would encourage you in your daily lives.

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Latest posts

  • The Parable of the Bags of Gold or Talents

    The Parable of the Bags of Gold or Talents

    Introduction: Understanding the Parable of the Bags of Gold This great parable from a section of scripture in Matthew’s Gospel, chapter 25: 14-30 tells the account of a rich man who entrusts his money to his servants while he goes away on a journey. So, let’s turn to the Gospel of Matthew and see if…

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  • Advent Sermon Ideas: 21 Topics of Hope and Peace

    Advent Sermon Ideas: 21 Topics of Hope and Peace

    Introduction The season of Advent is a time that is so special to me and most of those around me. You may be in a very liturgical setting or in a church setting that isn’t so much. However, we want to put together messages for our congregations and small groups that pull back the layers…

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Will You Stand With Israel?


Normally, I never do popup messages on LivingPraying.com. However, with recent events, I decided to do a popup for a short time. As you probably know, Israel was brutally attacked recently. If you would like to support the hurting people in Israel, you can do so HERE THROUGH SAMARITAN'S PURSE.

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