Praying Bigger Prayers!

J.B. Phillips besides translating the New Testament also wrote a short book titled, Your God is too Small”. Though I enjoyed the book I have sadly discovered in looking back over 4 decades of walking with Jesus, that my own smallness of thinking acting and praying has limited what God in my life. The bad…

Praying for God’s Comfort

We are broken hearted tonight and have been praying for the students and parents in Florida. This Valentine’s night it is time for our hearts to remember those who will not be here tomorrow. I miss the days when school violence meant getting hit with snow balls by the kids over on West 21st street!…

Search Me O God

When the surgeon came to meet me as I lay on the operating table I was calm. Though we had only spoken briefly while I had been examined in his office the week before I trusted him. How much more should I be trusting God during this time of change in our lives and yet…

Our Christmas Prayer

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 This year what will our Christmas prayer be? Neither Mary nor Joseph had prayed for a son, and yet God’s Son was given them. The…

Our Greatest Need

Sometimes my biggest problem has been that I have assumed God was just like me only bigger and more powerful. But Jesus shows us time and again that God is nothing like us. He is never tired but He rests. He is never wrong but always humble. He is older than the earth but new…