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Essentials to Prayer

Jesus exemplified a meaningful prayer life. He took regular time to pray often escaping away by Himself to spend time with His Father. Prayer was an important aspect of His life and ministry. Jesus saw prayer as a time of refreshment, an opportunity for communion, and to intercede to God on the behalf of others.…

Bigger is not Always Better

Many years ago, I was a part of a church that was growing. An additional service was added to deal with higher attendance. To manage the anticipated rise in attendance, they began a building project. Thousands of dollars were raised and the land was purchased. Shortly thereafter, the senior pastor became ill and momentum was…

Accepted by God

With the creation of social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram, it creates an opportunity to expand our connections in the world. I have had the chance to reconnect with people I grew up with along with other believers from around the world. One of the things I ask people regarding their connections is how…

The Pattern of Life

People seldom begin a vacation without carefully plotting an intended course of travel. Sadly, too many people do not consider life as an adventure to be carefully mapped out prior to takeoff. As Christians, we need to ask ourselves what we expect to receive from life for the coming year and, more important, what we…

Wired to Doubt

We have been doing some renovations on our sixty-year-old house. It is challenging to fix an old building because when you open a wall, whatever you find needs to be fixed. In some houses you will find aluminum and copper wiring in the same wall. If discovered, it must be fixed. Rewiring a house is…