Goodness, has it really been since April that I last posted? Sorry, fellow travelers! If I’d had better foresight, I would have made some kind of “taking summer off” announcement. One reason for the absence is that, as frequently happens… Read More ›
Prayers for Ukraine and More…
Greetings, dear readers. It’s been a bit quiet here on the blog this month, owing mainly to health issues (nothing serious; just getting repeatedly under the weather or having to take care of sick kids), as well as the general… Read More ›
How We Store Up Treasure in Heaven (Matthew 6)
Every time I read Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), it speaks to me in a new way. This latest time around was no different. But while I usually just latch on to a part of the Sermon… Read More ›
A Biblical Prayer for Guidance in Uncertain Times (Psalm 25)
We are living in the midst of uncertain times, and for a lot of us it’s probably easy to feel overwhelmed by all the things that are rapidly developing every day — in the news, on the Internet, and even… Read More ›
Some Thoughts on How to Pray for America
In a country that is shaking, God’s kingdom will continue to advance. Here’s how we can pray together for our nation’s healing.
Pursuing Purity in the Mind
The pursuit of purity must begin in the mind/heart. It’s not enough to stay away from bad physical habits (although that’s also part of the equation here). We must pray for God to renew our minds so that we can practice purity in our thought lives.
Six Guaranteed Ways to Sabotage Your Prayers
Sometimes our prayers aren’t answered the way we’d like because of God’s plans, God’s timing, or spiritual opposition. But the Bible mentions several reasons why we ourselves are often the most significant hindrance to having our prayers answered.
A Life Update and a Look Ahead
Some of you may have noticed that my posting has been a bit more sporadic the last two weeks, but don’t worry – I’ve got what I think is a pretty good reason. 😉 My wife, Ainslee, and I recently… Read More ›
If I Doubt, I’m Out?! A Look at James 1:5-8
In my previous two posts, I mentioned how important it is that anytime we read a difficult or perplexing Bible verse, we need to view it in its original context. We have to study what it meant “back then” before… Read More ›