Category: Christian Living

Praying with Perspective

Praying with Perspective Many of us have established a habit or spiritual discipline of prayer in one form or another.  These prayers may range from the desperate cries to God when our lives feel so pressured that we can’t stand to bear it anymore to the grateful and praising prayers that give God honor, praise Read More

Bringing the Kingdom of Heaven to Earth

In the model prayer of Matthew 6:9-13 we see Jesus teach His disciples to pray, “Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.”  The question that I often have to ask myself is, “What does the kingdom of Heaven look like?”  We know that Heaven is a beautiful place Read More

Encountering God

When I was 28 years old I had a powerful encounter with God.  I was an alcoholic with other vices not worth mentioning, who was actively running from God.  When I had lost my job, was flat broke and in the middle of an argument with my then fiancé over my reckless behavior, I received Read More

Excellence of Soul

Excellence of Soul – We hear a lot today about American “exceptionalism” from many different viewpoints. When we talk about individuals, being exceptional is a moniker that is now left to the athlete, artist, genius or financial titan.  I find that the word exceptional is almost lost in the secular world when it comes to Read More

Faith and Offenses

Faith and Offenses Have you ever been offended by a “religiou s” person?  Have you seen their faults, failures, and even blatant errors and thought of throwing in the towel?  I know I have.  I have been disappointed, and have no doubt disappointed others.  I talk with many who feel this is the main reason Read More

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