Christian community · Marriage and Family

Prayers for Teachers

Teachers and cops have something in common: a negative perception of the whole is based on the actions of a few. I've known many teachers and many cops, and just like any profession, there will always be a few bad apples. The persistent degradation of good teachers based on the poor performance of a few… Continue reading Prayers for Teachers

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A Prayer Before Worship

Dear Heavenly Father, I approach your throne of grace with joy this morning as I prepare to worship you today. You are worthy of all glory, honor, and praise. You are my creator. You have given me purpose. You have redeemed me through the blood of Your Son, Jesus Christ. You demonstrate perfect justice, and… Continue reading A Prayer Before Worship

Christian Living · encouragement · Prayer · Study · The Word of God

Why You Need to Keep Both Hands on the Wheel

My biggest surprise in learning how to drive was how much I had to do to keep the car going straight. This might sound funny to you, but I didn't realize why it was necessary to keep your hands on the wheel while going in a straight line. I just thought people did that in case they need to turn or veer away from an obstacle. Go ahead. Laugh. It was a pretty ridiculous assumption.

Christian Living · Forgiveness

8 Habits of a Forgiving Heart

How do we heal from those wounds for which no restitution can be made? How do we extend true forgiveness when we don't feel like forgiving? How do we ease that burning in our hearts for justice? Forgiveness is not merely an action, it is an attitude we must develop and nurture until we return to dust.

Christian community · Uncategorized

Why we need to pray for GenNext (Part 2)

This is the final article in the series “Raising GenNext.” You can read the previous post by clicking here. Yesterday, we looked at why prayer is so critical in the effort to raise GenNext. Remember, GenNext is not just children; GenNext also includes new converts and current Christians. Like Jesus, we long for the growth of those who… Continue reading Why we need to pray for GenNext (Part 2)

Christian community · Prayer

Why we need to pray for GenNext (Part 1).

This article is part of the series “Raising GenNext.” You can read the previous post by clicking here. What do you believe about prayer? Do you think praying is a rote activity? Is prayer an active or passive endeavor? Does it have value? Is it helpful? Does it actually work? It is my opinion and observation… Continue reading Why we need to pray for GenNext (Part 1).

encouragement

Never go into a fight without these 5 things… (Day 21 of the #encourage marathon)

Do you ever yell at people in movies, even if it's just in your head? "Don't leave your weapon on the ground!" Or "What are you thinking going into that place alone? You need backup!" It's almost like the person in the movie has lost common sense. Anybody with two eyes can spot the danger. These scenes are suspense winders, designed to heighten your sense of anticipation so that you will jump at the right moment. As Christians, we have 5 things we absolutely need to use everyday. Unfortunately, there are times we cast one aside or simply forget them---to our peril.

encouragement · Prayer · Study · Uncategorized

Why are you sleeping?

I can't imagine how embarrassing that would be to have Jesus catch you sleeping when you were supposed to be praying. And yet, how often does Satan catch us unaware or "sleeping?"

Christian Living · Prayer · Uncategorized

3 Steps to Daily Prayer in 2016

Jesus prayed regularly and for hours at a time. God's own son spent hours in prayer. Do you think there is a reason that such a thing is recorded for us? It tells me that making time for prayer is vital. How do we get in the habit of praying daily like Jesus?

Prayer

Pray for Law Enforcement – The Effective Prayer 5.12.15

Cops are people too. They have souls. They have families. Pray for them.