All Christians want to live in the presence of God's love. But what happens when you experience a spiritual drought? Almost every Christian will undergo seasons when church feels perfunctory, prayers seem to go no further than the ceiling, irksome behavior and conflict causes disenchantment with the church, ministries no longer inspire, serving in the church becomes a burden, and contentment with the Christian lifestyle is elusive. All is not lost. Thoughts Escape Me uses stories, wry humor, and the Bible to reveal common pitfalls that ensnare many Christians in their personal spiritual life and provides helpful information to avoid some of the bigger hazards in the modern church. Grady Walton's topics, guided by the Spirit, can take you deeper in the faith and encourage you to identify your real talents and purpose in the church. Walton dares to explore Christian lives, doctrines, and church practices from his candid perspective in the pew, occasionally venturing outside the paradigm of American evangelical Christianity. Walton examines issues like the Christian benchmark for contentment, the undetected depth and danger of pride, the temptation of Christian enclaves, the disenchantment felt when our calling doesn't fit the church's perceived needs, recalibrating prayer to draw closer to God, money's growing attraction of evil into the church, surviving infidelity among church leaders, and living on the edges of Christianity, to name a few. Whether you're a new Christian or been around the church for a while, Thoughts Escape Me will guide you to a deeper understanding of essential Christian doctrines often misunderstood or ignored. It can pave the way to passionate faith, stronger discernment, and energized service in the church or local community.