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What is Prayer?

Now there was a certain man at Caesarea names Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian cohort, a devout man, and one who feared God with all his household, and gave many alms to the Jewish people and prayed to God continually. – Acts 10: 1-2 Cornelius “prayed to God continually.” How did Continue Reading…

The High Call of Suffering

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. – II Corinthians Continue Reading…

All Scripture

All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. II Timothy 3: 16-17 I know that verse by memory–have recited it for years. The question is–have I ever analyzed what I was rotely Continue Reading…

Too Good to be True But It Is

I Timothy 6:11 (NAS) …and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness Pursue: (1) to follow in order to overtake or capture; chase (2) to follow a specified course, action (3) to strive for Paul told Timothy to steer clear of one thing especially-the love of money. “Timothy, let me warn you about something. Continue Reading…

No Footprints

The waters saw You, O God, the waters saw you and writhed; the very depths were convulsed. The clouds poured down water, the skies resounded with thunder; your arrows flashed back and forth. Your thunder was heard in the whirlwind, your lightning lit up the world; the earth trembled and quaked . . . but Continue Reading…

Let’s Play God

Attribute: (n) A property intrinsic to its subject and by which the subject is distinguished or identified. These five attributes of God are those we generally name: Omnipotent Omnipresent Omniscient Immutable Sovereign I’ve mentioned before that I thought I was just as eligible for the job of running my life as God was. I was Continue Reading…

Is “No” an Option

God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. I Corinthians 1:9 I remember reading an article about marriage, “Does Your Husband Need You?” The gist of it was something like this: Of course, you do fix his meals-but he could hire a cook if you were Continue Reading…

How Close Am I?

But can you name even one of these prophets who lives close enough to God to hear what he is saying? Has even one of them cared enough to listen? Jeremiah 23:18 (TLB) My hubby has a hearing aid in his left ear. The right ear has retired from active duty, the left one is Continue Reading…

Do I Know Him?

My determined purpose is that I may know Him, that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him . . . . Philippians 3:10 AMP Campbell McAlpine makes these observations: “You cannot love someone you do not know.” “It is imperative to establish beyond all doubt that the supreme focus of our Continue Reading…

How Well Do I Listen?

Wesley. He’s our dog now that Bo is gone. Bo was the epitome of “Take it slow and easy.” Wesley is the epitome of “Let us then be up and doing.” When I really want to impress Wesley with what I’m trying to communicate to him, I’ll have him “sit,” and then I’ll take his Continue Reading…

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