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A Prayer of Surrender

I am a very stubborn and competitive person. Whether it is sports, a board game or an argument, I don’t like to lose. The thought of giving up would be something that would never come to mind. In fact, even in my closest relationship with my wife, it took a decade before I could say…

Spiritual Food

I can remember last Fall listening to a radio program where they asked their listeners what their favorite comfort food was. A comfort food is something you like to eat that makes you comfortable. It is your “go to” food on a cold winter day. Many people like stews or soups because they are usually…

The Gift of Assurance

When you are struggling in the midst of suffering Paul wants you to know that God is faithful. Paul writes, “In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groaning too deep for words; and He who searches the…

Preparing our Children for the Future

They say being a grandparent is a blessing. Truth be told, it is. You get to spend time with grandchildren and when they get tired and grumpy, you give them back! But there are times when things don’t go as planned and everything we take for granted gets turned upside down. Sometimes life gets complicated.…

Connected Through Prayer

Prologue: It’s important to pray for one another – and certainly for those in positions of leadership in the church. God, in ways we don’t always understand fully, chooses to work through the prayers of believer Media: “The Skinny on Prayer” via YouTube. Prayer is not forced, not a list of “things to do,” not…