I've been struck and shocked lately by how many people around me do not pray to God. I guess if a person does not believe there is a god at all, then he/she would not pray. I guess if a person believes in a god but is convinced that god is not good or trustworthy, … Continue reading Future shame? Stop missing out!
I am so convicted. I’m reading The NIV Application Commentary on Revelation by Craig S. Keener (Zondervan 2000) as part of my personal Bible studies/devotions and everything quoted in this post is from that book/author. Besides learning a whole new better way of looking at interpreting Revelation and apocalyptic/prophetic books generally, I am receiving such … Continue reading Need motivation?
Why God, is it so hard to turn to You first and best in life? Why do I feel lonely when You are living within me and constantly available 24/7 to listen to me share my heart and to speak to me through Your Word? Teach me better discipline over my mind and heart. Cause … Continue reading Prayer for Thirst
I have caught a travel bug. Even though I am too ill and weak to do very much very consistently when I travel (I can't bicycle, snorkel, kayak, etc.), I love hitting the road to see new scenery or to return to favorite happy places: Astoria/Warrenton/Gearhart/Seaside/Cannon Beach/Lincoln City/Newport are all high on my list. Except … Continue reading The Travel Bug
Psalm 23 has become one of my main Bible life lines. It isn't just a Psalm for a funeral recitation. When depression, anxiety, illness, or other "enemies" attack me, reciting and praying this Psalm has proven reliable to help me in time of need. I hope it might be a help to someone else. My … Continue reading Psalm 23 Prayers