Prayer

An Unexpected Encounter with God

Do you sometimes feel like you’re giving all you have but don’t seem to make any measurable progress? I do.

This is why I chose to study the account of Jesus walking on water. It’s true that this was a… Continue reading

Importance of Prayer

Is Prayer Really Important?

Do I really need to pray often?  How important is praying to my Christian walk? What should be included in my prayers?  Let’s explore scripture for answers.

Jesus teaches about prayer.

Therefore I tell… Continue reading

Faith in the Face of Harvey

Hurricane Harvey 2017 (AP photo)

Why do bad things happen? How should we pray in the face of tragedy?

If you haven’t heard, Hurricane Harvey has been wrecking destruction on the Gulf Coast. My sister and her family live in… Continue reading

What to Expect This Summer

What are some fun ways you can keep kids thinking about spiritual matters this summer? We have some ideas.

Hello, everybody!

Are you glad summer is here? Part of me says “YES!” while part of me says “Already?!” I know… Continue reading

How to Minister to the Grieving

Still waiting for Grandma, 3 months later

Grief is a tricky thing. You’re doing ok and then it sneaks up on you. How do you minister to the grieving?

When I lost my sister in early 2003, my whole world… Continue reading

Getting By or Giving Our Best?

Why should I do my best when I can get by with doing less?  Giving my best would require giving more time and energy towards the project goals, which would take away time and energy available for ”enjoying life.”… Continue reading

A Prayer for Families This Easter

Lent has begun and Easter is just around the corner. Can you believe that Resurrection Sunday is only six weeks away?

Would you join me now in praying for God to do a great work in families this… Continue reading

4 Tips for New Bible Study Leaders

What do you need to know when starting to lead Sunday school, kids programs, family worship, family devotionals, or family Bible study?

Last week the high school juniors and seniors of my church were guest teachers in my… Continue reading

Tips for At-Home Family Bible Study

Do you know the importance of family worship and Bible study but are not sure how to start? Have your family worship and Bible study become stale? How do you engage your kids and make your family worship and Bible… Continue reading

Look Back to Look Ahead

Do you want your prayers and life to have a greater impact? A bit of history can change today’s world too.

John F. Kennedy

You all probably already know that Mary (my wife and Nancy Ruth’s mother) passed away November… Continue reading

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