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Not until you bless me

Have you ever been desperate in prayer? So desperate you would not stop praying until you got your answer? Jacob in the Bible was…

Life’s Challenges

Don’t give up without a fight!

“Thy will be done” (Luke 11:2 KJV). This can be hard to pray when we or those we love are facing dire circumstances. Perhaps,…

Life’s Challenges

Wear God down

Have you ever heard of Andy Bernard? Andy is one of the more persistent and annoying characters from the show The Office, a man…

Bible 101

When we stop practicing

Years ago, a student who had graduated from the Christian high school where I taught shared that she was struggling with her faith. “Don’t…

Prayer

Persist in prayer

Have you ever had an interaction with a toddler play out like this? “Mom, can I have a fruit snack?” “Well, you already had…

Living My Faith

Tap into your willpower

“Habits eat willpower for breakfast.”—John Ortberg I was 33 years old when I completely gave up on the concept of New Year’s resolutions. I…

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…

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

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…