Category Archives: Christian

Teach Us How To Pray

I was praying with a brother at a men’s group function at church this past week. He confessed to me afterward that he wasn’t quite sure how to pray. I’ve grappled with this in my journey, so I wanted to … Continue reading

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I am a Child of God

<Author’s note: I reworded this to try to clarify my point> Who am I? Within my family, I have many titles: husband and father; son and brother before that. I love those roles. I am loved in them. In spite … Continue reading

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Even Job Has a Happy Ending

This past week, in the Daily Audio Bible’s journey through God’s Word, we slogged through the book of Job. I know I’m not alone when I say this is one of the most difficult books of the Bible to process–if … Continue reading

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No Such Thing as Unanswered Prayer

Last week, I talked a little bit about prayer. I also mentioned Pete Greig’s book, How to Pray. The combination of these two things got me thinking a lot about prayer over the course of the last week. Honestly, I … Continue reading

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No Gold Scepter Required – But Still, We Should Tremble

This past week I had an interesting confluence of thought-threads that inspired me to write this post. I suppose you could call it a coincidence, but from what I’ve seen of the way God has worked through my multi-decade journey, … Continue reading

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Earn This – Oh Wait, You Can’t!

In the epic World War II film “Saving Private Ryan,” there’s a moving scene (among many) in which Captain Miller (Tom Hanks’ character), who is about to pass into eternity as one of many men who sacrificed their lives to … Continue reading

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God’s Dominion Endures from Generation to Generation

How great are his signs, how mighty his wonders! His kingdom is an eternal kingdom; his dominion endures from generation to generation. Daniel 4:3 (NIV) I mentioned recently that my daughter and son-in-law were getting ready to bring forth my first grandchild into … Continue reading

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Thankfulness on Not Thanksgiving

There is one day in a year here in the United States on which it is easy for people to remember to be thankful: Thanksgiving Day, of course. But each of us, if we think carefully about it, should be … Continue reading

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Pieces of Me

I was still growing up even as I was raising my own kids. In the process, I shattered on the floor into a million little pieces. My children picked up some of the pieces and fit them into themselves. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Feelings Follow Faithfulness

At church this morning, they mentioned that the 21st Desperation Conference took place this past week, and they described how so many of the 2000 teenagers who attended had dedicated or rededicated their lives to Christ and left the conference … Continue reading

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