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Praying for others

I’m editing a book for a friend. She started the project to tell her story, even though she really wasn’t a writer—though with time…

Living My Faith

A heart to hear

Sometimes when I don’t know what to pray for, I take the advice of Jesus’ brother James: “If any of you lacks wisdom, you…

Life’s Challenges

A hiding place

Do you have a location in your life where you always go when you are stressed? have a really tough decision to make? took…

Prayer

Take it to the Lord

Grandma B. needs a cane and a friendly arm to hold in order to walk. Recently, I helped her get from church to the…

Life’s Challenges

Why don’t they ask me for help?

All parents at one time or another have had the heartbreak of watching one of their kids struggle, muddle around, and make a mess…

Prayer

Devoted to prayer

Okay, confession time. I stink at prayer. Stink might be a strong verb, but it’s the right one. I’ve tried prayer apps, repeating calendar…

Life’s Challenges

Where do I go with my loneliness?

Just because there are people all around you doesn’t mean that you aren’t lonely. In fact, one of the delusions that you might suffer…

Prayer

Sounds like a prayer to me

Lord, I don’t even know where to begin. I’m not sure how it all started or how to pick up the pieces of my…

Prayer

Choose to pray for your leaders

May I admit that when I pray for people, I find it easiest to pray for myself? I’m not proud of saying that, but…

Living My Faith

The man who preached to 20 million

One day a reporter went to witness the most famous man on earth in action. Walter Maier, the Lutheran radio preacher whose sermons reached…

Prayer

P.R.A.Y.

Most of my prayers sounds like this: “Dear God, AAAAAAAAAAAAAA! In Jesus’ name. Amen.” I should explain. I think of prayer as having four…

Prayer

Humility in prayer

  I am glad I don’t work in the office of my local alderman. People don’t call to tell the alderman what a great…