Evening Prayer | Evening 5

Beginning and ending the day in prayer is a good thing. Or at least it should be. The intent in my offering these morning and evening prayers is not to constrict you or burden you. To the contrary, I hope that it will free you and help you grow spiritually, especially in your own prayer […]

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Morning Prayer | Morning 4

Morning prayer offers a way for us to focus on seeking God’s plan for the day that is to come. What divine appointments will we encounter? Will we be ready to respond to the challenges of the day in a manner that points people to the Cross? Morning prayer allows us to begin the day […]

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Why Do I Pray “In Jesus’ Name” ?

Have you ever wondered why Christians pray “in Jesus’ name”? Awhile back, a friend of mine and I attended a luncheon bringing together people from different faiths to explore working together for the greater good of the community. The spacious banquet room was filled with about sixty representatives from every faith you could imagine. Naturally, […]

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The War Between Pride and Humility

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. Proverbs 11:2 NIV Like others I know, I teeter between pride and humility. My ancestral roots wander back to Prussia, a once proud nation that lies in state vanquished into history and banished from the Earth. You might say I was born with an […]

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To Fast or Not to Fast

I must admit, having lived a good portion of my adult life practicing a lifestyle of excess, fasting is a fairly new topic to me. One look at me and you can readily surmise that, historically, I’m not in the habit of skipping meals. Honestly, denying myself pleasure and gratification hasn’t been one of my […]

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