Category Archives: Prayer

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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Let There Be Light

My wife bought some solar powered lights and put them along our sidewalk. They absorb energy from the sun during the day so they can shine at night. We recently had a cloudy day, and my wife noticed that the … Continue reading

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Careful What You Think!

Dieters sometimes feel that just thinking about food adds inches to their waistline. Dr. Alan P. Xenakis, author of Why Doesn’t My Funny Bone Make Me Laugh?, says dieters may be right. In certain people, thinking about food increases their … Continue reading

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Proper Thanks

Years ago, a wine company advertisement in Newsweek magazine read: “The earth gives us wonderful grapes. The grapes give us wonderful wine. The wine wins us lots of new friends. Thank you, earth.” How easy it is to give credit … Continue reading

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Central Message

Someone once noted that Psalm 118:8 is the verse that is located in the exact middle of the Bible. If this is indeed correct, perhaps it is important to examine this verse for the important message it contains—“It is better … Continue reading

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