Monthly Archives: August 2008
I don’t think I’ve met a man who held so much pride for his family, his country and his own life as my uncle Ed. Not an arrogant pride. No, a pride that was rooted in humility and love. A pride that hugged you tight with each encounter.
He was a soldier who was sent to Europe as part of the replacement forces for the Battle of the Bulge. I don’t remember him talking much about the experience. However, if you asked him about it (even up to his last days at an age of 89) he would recall his tour in marvelous detail. Read the rest of this entry
Once again we will hold a PRAYER-fest weekend warrior. Please submit your prayer requests below. If you do not know how to leave a comment read this. Once you submit your prayer, please pray for the entry before yours. In other words, if you are number 3, please pray for number 2. Read Psalm 141 to prepare your heart and calm your mind before God. Be still and quiet, even for a moment and listen. Offer your prayers knowing God hears, God cares, and He answers. Read the rest of this entry
I really struggled this month with my relationship with God and prayer. It’s not that I didn’t pray. I was just trying to find it’s place. After studying the attributes of God this summer, I really wondered why He would even need me to pray. He’s perfect, holy, all-knowing, loving. All His characteristics brought me comfort, but it didn’t lead me to a deeper prayer life. Quite the opposite. Read the rest of this entry
I know that God is good.
I know that God answers prayer.
I know that when you give God the desires of your heart, He cares.
I know that He is constantly trying to get our attention. Read the rest of this entry
Congratulations Kathyrn! You won the FREE BOOK, 3:16 The Numbers of Hope. You were comment number 3 – and number 3 was the winner!
Last night, after posting Prayer, who needs it?, I opened up a book that I bought a while back when I was teaching a bible class on prayer by Philip Yancey called Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?. I re-read a chapter called Does Prayer Change God. Read the rest of this entry
*If you haven’t entered your name for the 3:16 giveaway do it today! Winner will be posted on Wednesday!*
Why do you pray? Really, what do you hope to gain from praying? What’s the purpose? (If you have a ready answer, click on the word “comments” under the title above or scroll down to enter your response prior to reading the rest of this post.)
This summer I have studied the very nature of God. Read the rest of this entry
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Depression takes the life out of you. And when depression hit me 7 years ago, I should have been the happiest woman alive. I had everything I had hoped for – a wonderful husband, a great job, a nice house, and a new baby. Read the rest of this entry
Your, mission, should you choose to accept it, is to forward this giveaway to at least one friend. In order to be eligible for a FREE BOOK (3:16, The Numbers of Hopeby Max Lucado) please leave a comment. For every 10 comments I will give one book away. So, you don’t have to worry about your chances being slim the more people you invite! Everyone’s odds are good! 1 out of 10… much better than any other lottery out there! To find out more about the book read yesterday post, The Numbers of Hope. Have a great weekend everyone!
A twenty-six-word parade of hope: beginning with God, ending with life, and urging us to do the same. Brief enough to write on a napkin or memorize in a moment, yet solid enough to weather two thousand years of storms and questions. If you know nothing of the Bible, start here. If you know everything in the Bible, return here. We all need the reminder. The heart of the human problem is the heart of the human. And God’s treatment is prescribed in John 3:16.
Yesterday’s post Practice makes Perfect? ended with Romans 12:
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God-this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will. (NIV)