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Web or Net?

The Internet. The World Wide Web. Digital Streaming. Our modern world is a flood of information, into every household with a power source, into every hand with a mobile phone, and most of that flood is divisive, fear-filled, degrading, addictive filth that appeals to the very basest of human inclinations…

What Prayer Is Not. What Prayer Is.

“Peace in the Midst of the Storm” by Jack Dawson jackdawson.com (look for hidden images) Based on 1 John 4:4 What Prayer is Not: 1. Me convincing God to see things my way. 2. Me pushing hard enough until God finally gives me what I want. 3. The last resort….

The 30/30 Prayer Challenge

  Prayer can be an intimidating thing. It’s also just difficult to wrap our heads around the fact the God of all the universe loves to spend time with us. There are so many hang-ups that can block our way. Here’s a novel thought borrowed from Nike: Just Do It!…

The Cross Through Jesus’ Eyes

Recently, to honor the passing of one of our favorite actors, my family viewed the incredible movie Dead Poet’s Society. In one iconic scene, Robin Williams, as the eccentric Professor Keating, tells his students that he steps up on his desk to “remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way.”

Three Hymns/Common Theme

The three hymns that rolled through my mind during morning prayer:

 

  1. Take My Life & Let It Be
  2. Have Thine Own Way, Lord
  3. I Surrender All

 

Hmmm. Detecting a pattern here.

Who’s On First?

When I woke this morning about 1 ½ hours past when I had planned to, the first thought from God as I glared at the clock was, “Who is your God?”

Boom! As usual, He cuts right to the heart of the issue.

6 Steps to Effective Prayer

I would call it “Prayer for Dummies” but prayer is the smartest decision we can make.

This is just a template. God loves our uniqueness and is creative so go with His flow. Like snowflakes or fingerprints, no two prayer times are identical.

Featured on Grace & Faith 4 U Authors Blog

My article about 24/7 Prayer is featured this week on the Grace & Faith Authors Blog!  So excited!  What an amazing group of encouraging writers. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! Here’s the link: http://graceandfaith4u.com/2012/09/24/freefalling-how-247-prayer-changed-my-life/

The Untamed Lion

I remember my first 24/7 Prayer experience.  I had signed up for a crazy hour, like 2 a.m, and I took my then-8-yr-old son with me.  When we stepped into the black light-bathed room with fluorescent expressions of people’s heart’s cry to God splashed all over the papered walls, my son exclaimed, “This is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen!”