Category Archives: Prayer

No Need for Change!

A little boy was overheard praying, “Lord, don’t change me too much. I’m pretty happy the way I am!” Few adults would ever utter such a prayer, but many betray a similar attitude with their actions. They seem to be … Continue reading

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The Power of Prayer

We have all heard stories about the power of prayer. I just heard one that offered a different perspective on the subject. One of my friends was talking about his jail ministry. He has had the opportunity to talk with … Continue reading

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Who Is Serving Whom?

I recently read a parody about a man who made a very important decision about Jesus. This fellow chose to accept Jesus as his personal…butler! This witty commentary shows the attitude that many people have towards Jesus. They claim that … Continue reading

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Conceal and Carry

When we hear the phrase “conceal and carry”, we probably think about someone who is practicing their constitutional right to bear arms. However, there is another way we can understand those words. It has to do with the way that … Continue reading

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Memorable Worship Service

June Cerza Kolf remembers a time when her family had gathered in California for a yearly reunion. On Sunday morning they all went to church, and while they were singing the first song, an earthquake hit. The building shook, and … Continue reading

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Trivial Pursuits

A familiar Mother Goose rhyme goes: “Pussy cat, Pussy cat, where have you been? I’ve been to London to visit the queen. Pussy cat, Pussy cat what did you there? I frightened a little mouse under the chair.” Like that … Continue reading

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Fixing Things

I learned a long time ago that I am not very good at fixing things. I don’t have the natural ability to repair things that are broken, nor do I have the desire to learn how to do such things. … Continue reading

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Surrender

In The Wonderful Spirit Filled Life, Charles Stanley writes: “In water-safety courses a cardinal rule is never swim out to a drowning man and try to help him as long as he is thrashing about. To do so is to … Continue reading

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Groaning

“Groan” is a key word in Romans 8. We see that creation is groaning (v.22). The fall of mankind has even subjected the earth to the effects of sin. We also see that Christians groan (v.23). Even those who have … Continue reading

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Not a Coincidence

I have had some knee problems recently, so I asked my prayer partners to pray about that. For some reason I had been reluctant to mention this problem to them. Maybe it seemed trivial or selfish, but for whatever reason, … Continue reading

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