As a child, I was taught that when you pray you close your eyes and bow your head. Well, obviously that makes sense—because a kiddo with eyes open and hands available to touch and grab and reach is easily distracted. As an adult, I still default to that prayer posture.
Last week, though, I was talking with a friend in front of her home and, before we said goodbye, we stood on the steps, held hands, and asked God for... Read More
Everybody loves Jesus’ miracle stories in the Bible. Whose heart isn’t moved by the accounts of lepers receiving clean skin, the deaf hearing music again, and the blind receiving their sight? Who is not thrilled by hearing of the three resurrections from the dead that Jesus performed? Who doesn’t love hearing testimonies of believers today whose prayers were completely and miraculously answered?
How can you not love to hear God’s promises to send his holy angels to keep you and... Read More
So the Satanic Temple won’t be leading prayers in city hall after all.
The Phoenix city council voted last Wednesday to end the practice of praying at its sessions and instead will offer a moment of silence so that people can reflect in any way they choose. Some of the Christians in the crowd at the public announcement were pretty bitter about the decision. So were reps from the Satanic Temple, which was ready, able, and willing to take its... Read More
Americans are experiencing mass murder fatigue. One of the saddest outcomes of the San Bernardino shootings is that in frustration we’re turning on each other instead of on the perps. Everyone wants somebody to do something, but nobody has any great or clear ideas. A Twitter war has broken out between advocates of greater gun control and those offering “thoughts and prayers.”
The New York Daily News is ready for action. Yesterday its cover story headline read, “God Isn’t Fixing... Read More
Is it OK to call prayer cool? I think so, and I hope you do, too! I think the Lord’s Prayer is a marvelous discipline for putting aside your own agenda and getting in tune with God’s agenda. It really is the way to a much more fulfilled and happy life.
If you look at the Lord’s Prayer, it’s a “hello” statement, and it’s a concluding statement, and then seven requests are in the middle. The hello statement, “Our Father... Read More