And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. 15 And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for. 1 John 5:14-15, NLT Praise, faith, and prayer are interrelated and inseparable. Prayer flows out of… Read More
It occured to me that the words on our t-shirts are often the same things that we pray about: Deeds, Misdeeds, and Missed Deeds. Go through your T-shirt drawer and have a conversation with God.
Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high.My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God;on behalf of a man he pleads with God as one pleads for a friend. Job 16:19-21, NIV
Put your money in, push the buttons to indicate your desire, and it is yours—all you have to do is reach in and grab what you ordered. Is this a trip to the vending machine or a prayer? The Merriam Webster dictionary defines prayer as an address (a petition) to God or a god in… Read More
Have you thought about the people who live North Korea–people like you and I? I must admit, I hadn’t. My conscience has been pricked for this lack. A young lady talks about her mother’s sacrifice to keep her safe during their dangerous escape, and quotes a Korean saying: “Women are weak, but mothers are strong.” https://www.facebook.com/pg/HeartCenteredRebalancing/videos/?ref=page_internal… Read More
Meditation. We usually connect this word with monasteries, or religious hermits, or some Eastern religions. For Americans, meditation isn’t something we connect with ordinary, every-day life. Google defines meditation as “a written or spoken discourse expressing considered thoughts on a subject.” Oh, we’re really good at written or spoken discourse—consider social media and current politics. Like… Read More
I was introduced to this wise woman, Paula Lewkowski, by my brother Dave Huizenga. And when you meet wisdom under a big smile, you stay in touch. Paula and I are Facebook friends, and today she wrote the thoughts I’ve been struggling to put together for my blog. I hope you hear her heart through… Read More