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What is it about prayer that makes a person fearful to bow their head in a public restaurant and speak out loud? Is it because prayer is banned in public schools? What is it about holding your spouse’s hand and praying for your children that seems a bit uncomfortable? But yet we know that we desperately need to pray for our health, for our heart to be healed, and for our attitude… Read More

I will never do that! My thoughts flit fast from one moment to the next. Fear of the future, terror from the past, and unfulfilled dreams all mix together and I can barely focus on the present. I wonder if this is how Peter felt.  One minute he was reassuring his friend, Jesus. “Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will” (Matthew 26:33 NIV). Did Peter fear the… Read More

Has your spirit screamed, “Don’t go there?” The next two sentences pop out smooth as butter.  Then your conversation turns a dangerous curve. Under pressure your restraint cracks.  You pause, but complaints spew forth like a geyser! The Israelites who explored Canaan can relate. They desired to serve the Lord and were blessed with large clusters of grapes, pomegranates, and figs. The sweet fruit should have equaled a Dairy Queen Treat.  However… Read More