Tag: God

Reding the Bible in a week

On occasion the Holy Spirit, whose operations are mysterious no doubt, taps you on the shoulder. The tap is often a kind way of saying you need to do something different or correctly. This occurred when on a spiritual retreat. I wanted to try…

Why go to church?

This questions was raised recently and I thought I had blogged on it. I did, but never posted it. In today’s religious climate, much of what people can gain from going to church can be seemingly obtained from other avenues. What makes going to…

The great divorce: Belief from action

Ask a dumb question and you’re bound to get a bad answer. In the vast online discussion on living for Christ one such questions is rampant. What is more important: theology or how we live? Let me be frank, it’s a dumb question. Why?…

Boring testimonies are best

I’m not sure who said “We celebrate boring testimonies.” I do thing we should. Really, boring testimonies are best. Why? Well, three things: Boring testimonies focus us on God The best testimonies are when people just share what God is teaching them. Nothing major,…

Prayer Mentoring: Facebook

For God is my witness, how I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and…

Remember God


May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in his works, who looks on the earth and it trembles, who touches the mountains and they smoke! I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing…

Prayer Mentoring: Endurance

Save me, O God! For the waters have come up to my neck. I sink in deep mire, where there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and the flood sweeps over me. I am weary with my crying out; my throat…

Prayer Mentoring: The majesty of casual prayer

The majesty of a solid prayer life is hidden in being casual. For some you’re thinking cool, others sacrilege. We think being casual isn’t godly because we view prayer as religious exercise not communication within a relationship. Prayer at it’s central core is communication…

Prayer Mentoring: Speak Normal

Jesus said you are on Earth and your Father is in heaven, so let your words be few. Too often we measure a successful prayer life on length of time and not quality of what is said. Don’t be super spiritual when you pray….

Prayer Mentoring: A quick text…

Stop what you’re doing right now. Talk to God and tell Him what’s going on and how you appreciate Him. Ok, back to work… (PS. This works great with those you love too!)

Prayer Mentoring: Praying through challenging times

Life in a fallen world means we’ll be facing hard times. Often these hard times are a means God uses to draw us to Himself. Pray We say prayer should be a first response not a last result. Prayer is really both. The challenge…

For peace?

People often ask for peace. I spoke with young men this morning about for keys to having peace. A good reminder for us all. 1) Work through conflict Phil 4:2-3 Work through or help others work through conflict. Avoiding conflict will result in a…