Category Archives: Prayer

Like New

The car I drive now wasn’t very old when I hit an animal that darted out in front of me on the highway. The impact cracked the plastic bumper on the front of the car. The damage was so slight … Continue reading

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Self-Denial

Psalm 132:1 is an interesting verse—“Lord, remember David and all his self-denial.” The text goes on to recount how David put the Lord’s concerns above his own. Self-denial is a challenging concept. We are familiar with the teaching of Jesus … Continue reading

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Got to Give Him Credit

A man was driving down a city street, frantically looking for a parking space because he was in danger of being late for an important meeting. Even though he was not a particularly religious fellow, he was desperate enough to … Continue reading

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Asking and Receiving

It was just a few days before Christmas, and a Sunday School teacher was valiantly trying to teach a lesson on prayer to her excited young students. “Ask and you shall receive”, she quoted. “Do you know who said that?” … Continue reading

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Out of Control

On Monday, December 18, 2017 at 6:00am, Amtrak passenger train 501 left Seattle, Washington on its way to Portland, Oregon. About 18 miles south of Tacoma, something went terribly wrong. The train jumped the tracks and most of its cars plunged … Continue reading

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How We Treat God

Someone once said that we treat God like we treat a policeman. When we are driving 70 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone, we don’t want to see a policeman. But when someone is breaking into our house … Continue reading

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Stay Focused!

There is always a lot of commotion going on in Washington, D.C. Many groups and individuals are constantly striving to make sure that their interests and special causes are in the national debate. It can become difficult to sort through … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

It has been said that Thanksgiving is a very confusing holiday for atheists. They have all these feelings of gratitude, but no one to whom they can give thanks! Most of us know that there is a God who pours … Continue reading

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May I Speak with the Owner?

Churches are not exempt from getting telephone calls from solicitors. These callers often do not know that they have dialed the number of a church, and their standard sales pitch does not quite fit the situation. Just the other day, … Continue reading

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Bad Results

A recent cartoon of Dennis the Menace pictured the mischievous young fellow kneeing at his bedside for his nightly prayers. As usual, he had some confessing to do—“It was an honest mistake with bad results.” Some of our sins are … Continue reading

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