Still a Revolutionary Idea!

On this National Day of Prayer I thought it appropriate to return to where the founders began on July 4, 1776. “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit…

He Hears

I sought the Lord and He heard me and delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4 In my imagination I sometimes wonder just how soundly asleep Jesus really was during the storm at sea. I have thought that perhaps he was more aware of the circumstances than the disciples knew. Perhaps as He climbed…

My Father’s World

Then pray like this: Our Father in Heaven Hallowed Be Your name Your kingdom come Your will be done On earth as it is in Heaven  Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.                               Matthew 6:9-13 ESV   The hymn,…

Prayers for Allied Services

The news that I had been praying I would never read showed up today in the middle of Holy Week. Some of the resident and staff at Allied Services in Scranton have tested positive for the Corona virus. Not only does this matter because it is by far and away the largest long term care…

Did God Say No? In the Shadow of the Cross

And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.            Matthew 26:39 KJV Do you ever wonder if God is listening to your prayers?…