Tag Archives: Prayer

Fierce Spirituality

When I was a twenty-eight-year-old pastor I thought it would be a good idea to preach through the book of Romans verse-by-verse. I was out of my depth. If you have ever spent much time in the book you might … Continue reading

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Fighting Fire with Prayer

You are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil will not sojourn with you. He denigrates women and advocates violence toward those who dare to oppose him. O Lord, your tolerance of this evil causes my heart to break. … Continue reading

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Pray Your Tears

About ten years ago I got a phone call that no one ever wants to get. My wife called me to tell me that my nephew and youngest son Caleb’s best friend, Josh Bixler, had put a hand gun to … Continue reading

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The Power

In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. And Simon and his companions hunted for him.  When they found him, they said to him, “Everyone is searching … Continue reading

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Overcoming a Joyless Christmas

Let every heart Prepare Him room ~ Isaac Watts I love to laugh, tease others, and delight in life—but as a rule I run a low-grade melancholic fever.  I suppose it’s part of my temperament. Or it might be the … Continue reading

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Monsters and Mangers

When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.                                                         … Continue reading

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Trusting God

When sorrows come, they come not as single spies. But in battalions… ~ Shakespeare “Help” is the first great prayer. ~ Anne Lamott Did you hear about the man who fell off a cliff? As he falls he reaches out … Continue reading

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