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Prayer for Revival

It is time for you to act, Lord; your law is being broken. Psalm 119:126 If there was ever a need to pray for revival it’s today. A revival is a time of quickening or impartation of life. As God … Continue reading

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Humility and Pride: Two Responses to the Cross

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Humility acknowledges the sufferings of Jesus and accepts that He suffered for us. Pride glosses over His sufferings and refuses to think about them. Humility acknowledges that only the cross erases sin. Pride says, “There are many ways to holiness. I’m not … Continue reading

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Developing Tough Faith

Tough faith loves God when it can’t make a list of how He blessed me today. Tough faith believes in spite of unanswered prayer. Tough faith trusts when the evidence is stacked against it. Continue reading

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A Message from my Messy Yard

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We arrived at the cottage a month after our last visit to find the front and back yards overgrown – grass, some of it up to our waists. An abundance of rain in our absence had produced a wild crop. … Continue reading

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How my Father Found Faith

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This story has  been published in several magazines and it remains a favorite because it illustrates how the Father embraces people, any time, any place, at any age. Nothing is an obstacle to him, not even debilitating illnesses like Alzheimer’s disease. LATE … Continue reading

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Knocking on Heaven’s Door

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Something I’d been praying for for a long time had looked like it was coming to pass and then, it fell apart again. I went to bed discouraged and woke up with a headache. In the morning, I laid on … Continue reading

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Compromise Disguised as Modern Thinking

Spiritual power comes from faith. Faith is what keeps the Christian grounded. Forces in the world pressure believers to compromise their faith. Compromise has been invented to quiet the consciences of proud men and women who refuse to yield to … Continue reading

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Unanswered Prayers

Some long-ago prayers remain unanswered. I asked of the Lord in faith (I think), with right  motives (as far as I know), and sincerely. Still, no concrete answers, nothing I can point to and say, “God has heard my petition … Continue reading

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Fear is Costly

E. Stanley Jones makes the point that Christians are people of the long view. By long view, he means that we plan not only how to live today, but tomorrow and for eternity. Our big enemy in long-view planning is … Continue reading

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