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Life’s Challenges

A conversation with God

Here’s an honest conversation with God: “When my soul was embittered, when I was pricked in heart, I was brutish and ignorant; I was…

Prayer

Prayer 101: A basic conversation guide for a deeper prayer life

A couple years back, someone told me about a theory that says there are three basic types of conversations: Me/Me conversations: A conversation that…

Prayer

God always answers

The news headline read, “Answered prayers!” Does that well-intentioned declaration really testify to the completely awesome work of God? Or does it lead someone…

Prayer

Call on God

Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, made the first call on March 10, 1876, to his assistant, Thomas Watson. What were the first…

Prayer

Playing catch with God

Would you like to make the most of your time in prayer? Are you looking for ways to communicate with God that are thoughtful…

Prayer

Prayers and answers

“Lord, help.” “God, please . . .” “How long, Lord?” “Make it clear, Jesus. No, even clearer . . .” I don’t know if…

Prayer

Silence

I pray. I pray and I pray. Silence.   I yell. I yell and I yell. Silence louder still.   My daughter once told…

Prayer

Ask for more

If someone offered you a blank check, how much would you ask for? I suppose the answer would depend on the person who owned…

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

The eternal value of prayer

Years ago I heard about a small church in Texas. Forty of its members fought in WWII. With the men of the congregation gone,…

Prayer

You’ve got God’s phone number

Last year J. J. Watt, an NFL football player, made news when he gave out his phone number and invited people to connect with…

Prayer

What it feels like to wrestle with God

“What do you want, Lord?” I whisper this prayer first thing in the morning. Then before the sun rises, I go to church. I…