Monthly Archives: November 2021

A new song of praise

The other day someone asked me whether I was dreading “the holidays”, given the fact that Hallie, my wife, died earlier this year.  I did think about how I would respond.  And though I may well get ambushed by grief … Continue reading

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Praying seekers

This morning I was listening to the beginning of the Gospel of Luke, and was struck by the faithful prayers of Zechariah, Elizabeth, and those who served with them in the temple.  John’s parents are described as righteous in God’s … Continue reading

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Praying in tight spaces

When Paul and Silas created an economic disturbance in Philippi for delivering a slave from a valuable but demonic spirit of divination, they were beaten severely and thrown into the inner cell of the city’s prison.  They were in a … Continue reading

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Praying The Presence

To state the obvious, the key thing about prayer is God.  The Presence of God.  Duhhhhh.But seriously.  It sometimes seems as if we treat prayer as some kind of magic incantation that somehow rubs God’s belly the right way and … Continue reading

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Prayer promise

Whenever we pray, it’s a good idea to check two sources:1.  The Holy Spirit, Who desires to pray in us The Prayer of Jesus at the Father’s Right Hand, as He intercedes for us and for all in glory.  The Spirit … Continue reading

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Pray at all times

The other day I was thinking about how, through the years with Jesus, prayer has become such an integral part of my life.  Hallie used to point to the difference between “having a prayer life” and “having a life of prayer”.  … Continue reading

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Godly cursing

Cursing is generally not commended in Scripture.  St. James sums it up when he writes, “out of the same mouth come praise and cursing: this should not be” (James 3:10).  And it is God’s intention to turn back cursing, whether … Continue reading

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Forgiving the outrageous

We live in what some have called out “Outrage Culture”.  Our media, our friends and family, and the enemy himself, all conspire to encourage us to be injured so easily and to develop grudges so quickly.  Perhaps it has ever been thus, but it … Continue reading

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It takes three

As I think about your praying for me and for others who have asked, I’m noting that you are “intercessors”, not just an “intercessor”.  The power in your praying is multiplied in that you do so with others, such that, whenever … Continue reading

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The sound has gone out

As I and my family continued to hear the testimonies of the wide-ranging effect of Hallie’s life and ministry, I recall speaking to her once about Psalm 19, which begins, The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim … Continue reading

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