1 Samuel 9:5-6 “Saul said to his servant, “Let’s go home. By now my father will be more worried about us than about the donkeys!” But the servant said, “I’ve just thought of something! In 1954 a milkshake salesman named Ray Krok was traveling the country trying to sale his “Milk Shake Multi-Mixer.” Sales were […]
1 John 5:14-15 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us–whatever we ask–we know that we have what we asked of him. I’m willing to bet you’ve experienced “The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon” many times in […]
Genesis 6:21 “And be sure to take on board enough food for your family and for all the animals.” Tony Campolo was once a guest speaker at a mission rally, when he was asked to lead in prayer for a missionary doctor the group supported. The goal of the prayer? That God might provide the […]
Recently I bought a new car, a 2008 Maroon Ford Escape. I’m sure this has happened to you too, but after I purchased the Escape I see other cars exactly like mine everywhere! I never noticed maroon Ford Escapes before mine, but now I can’t not see them. I’m not crazy, it’s neuroscience, it’s called […]
Tell me if this sounds familiar to you. You’re sitting in your car waiting for the police officer to come back with your license and registration. Whether or not he gives you a ticket is a toss-up. At the moment, based on the fact that he didn’t smile when you attempted a small joke, you […]
Have you ever experienced PADD? (Prayer Attention Deficit Disorder) You decide you want to pray more, so you find a spot and a time and began praying. It starts well enough until you run out of things to say. Your mind wanders, you begin to think about random things.
When you grow up as a pastor’s kid you learn how to pray out loud pretty quickly. You start out with the repetitious prayers, like “God is great, God is good,” or “Now I lay me down to sleep,” but over the years your prayers age with you.
I love my husband and I love his passion for spending time with God, but when I hear him talk about finding time for God and the Bible I’m jealous of his availability. Pastors, who, while busy, are also paid to schedule time for study, write most of the books I read about reading the […]
When I say I “journal” you may get an image in your mind of a grown man sitting on his bed writing to his “dear diary” but that’s not what I mean by journaling. Did you know that successful, manly men, all throughout history have kept a journal? George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, and […]