Category Archives: Prayer

Rude Awakening

A couple of friends of mine were travelling together a few years ago when one of them decided to play a prank on the other. Darrell was driving, and Homer had fallen asleep in the passenger’s seat. They came up … Continue reading

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Permission

I have a friend—let’s call him “John Doe”—who told me the following story. John Doe went into the woods behind his house to do some deer hunting on his property. As he approached his deer stand, he saw that a … Continue reading

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Let Us Pray

A city-slicker went to the countryside to visit his cousin, who owned and operated a farm. When they sat down to the table for dinner, the farmer bowed his head and gave thanks for the meal. His sophisticated relative said with … Continue reading

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The Agony of Fatherhood

A young father-to-be was pacing back and forth, wringing his hands in the hospital corridor while his wife was in labor. He was tied up in knots of fear and anxiety, and beads of perspiration dropping from his brow revealed … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Picked Off!

Terry Mulholland, a left-handed pitcher for the Seattle Mariners in the 1990s, had one of the best pickoff moves in baseball. Over a period of 5 years, only 6 runners were successful in stealing a base off Mulholland. His pitching … Continue reading

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Devoted to Prayer

Today has been designated the National Day of Prayer. Many Americans will spend extra time today praying to God, asking the Lord to bless many people in various ways. Jesus was devoted to prayer. Mark 1:35 says, “Very early in … Continue reading

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Different Kinds of Tears

A preacher once told of a time when, within the span of one week, two different individuals came into his office in tears. The first lady who came in was upset at the music director for deciding that the choir … Continue reading

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Sober Living

For some reason, April 20 has become a day when many people celebrate the use of marijuana. Those who enjoy participating in this particular vice make sure that they get together with some like-minded friends and smoke some of their … Continue reading

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Very Tempting

The late humorist Lewis Grizzard once said, “I am by no means trying to condone adultery, but the fact is, it’s one of the most popular of the Ten Commandments to break. Who goes around making graven images today?” Some … Continue reading

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Too Many Voices

Years ago I was playing slow pitch softball, and a player on the opposing team hit a scorching line drive up the middle. The ball was hit so hard that our pitcher wasn’t able to field it cleanly, but he … Continue reading

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