Tag Archives: Prayer

A Feather of Faith

In Manassas, Colorado our denomination owns a piece of property in which we are trying to plant a church. But the way the underground aquifers are in that part of the San Luis Valley, the water table is relatively close … Continue reading

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Surprising Prayer

While Peter was kept in prison, the church prayed fervently to God for him. Acts 12:5 I wonder if you really believe that you have the ear of the God of the universe when you talk to him. Does God … Continue reading

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Prayer as Truth-Telling

“We must lay before him what is in us; not what ought to be in us.” ~ C.S. Lewis “Into your hand I commit my spirit.” ~ Jesus and David One of the truths I grip with all my strength … Continue reading

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Clinton and Rachel (A Wedding Blessing)

When Clinton was a very small boy, I would tell he and his brother Cole bedtime stories from the Bible and Lord of the Rings. Sometimes I would tell a mash upped story where King David kills a very large … Continue reading

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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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