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Because of Jesus, we can approach our Father in heaven in prayer anytime and anywhere. He doesn’t care about the right words. We can never bug him too much. As God’s children, we have confidence that he will hear and answer us every time.

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Don’t call me Grandpa

One of my early thrills of grandparenting was choosing a grandparent nickname.  Now, I called my own grandparents Grandpa and Grandma. Titles, really. So…

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The High Stakes of Prayer

We’re very quick to pray when the stakes are high—when it’s our health, our security, and our protection that are on the line. But the stakes are actually much higher than the good results we want.

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Apparently Prayer Doesn’t Work?

“Thoughts and prayers.” When there’s an awful tragedy and we offer our thoughts and prayers, the power of prayer sometimes gets called into question. And so what should we actually expect when we pray?

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Pray Like a Pro: Be Like a Helpless Child

If you had to grade your prayer life, what would you give yourself? If there’s room to improve, what can you do? There’s a simple truth, Pastor Mike says, that will bring you one step closer to the prayer life so many of us crave.

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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…

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Scam likely

Two or three times a day, caller ID gives me a heads-up that the person calling is probably nefarious. “Scam Likely,” it warns me….

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…

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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…

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Am I Supposed to Pray Boldly or Humbly?

“I’ve heard conflicting talk about how we are to pray to God. Are we supposed to pray boldly or humbly or both at the same time? Can you please explain how we are to pray?” This week, Pastor Mike answers tough questions from viewers like you.

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…

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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…

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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…