Persistent Prayer Part 2
on February 20th, 2022
In the Gospel According to Luke, Jesus told a parable about a widow who asked an unjust judge for justice. This woman wearied this unjust judge until she got her need met. This parable teaches us that this judge feared neither God nor man, but it was this woman’s persistence that caused him to respond to her. This is the point Jesus was making – to be persistent in prayer. Christ spoke with this ...
Persistent Prayer Part 1
on February 13th, 2022
When I was a small child, my mother taught me a bedtime prayer that I said everynight. It was like a ritual prayer because I didn’t know any other way: “Now I layme down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, Ipray the Lord my soul to take. Lord, bless my mom, my siblings, my grandma, andLord bless our church family. Amen.” I even taught my siblings that prayer. ...
on February 6th, 2022
As we were raising our children, we continually stressed to them to show kindnessto other people. When we lived in Minneapolis, we had an open-door policy withthe kids in the neighborhood: “There is always room for one more at the table.” Ofcourse, I never verbalized it, but the kids knew our home was a safe place and sodid their parents. I have said to my kids since they were small, “Being kind n...
All Creation is God's Doing
on January 30th, 2022
This morning I had some things that I needed to get off my chest. Which is a termthat means some things were really bothering me. Only God could do what neededto be done but the interesting thing was God was giving me solutions that I neverthought of. That’s just like God; when you talk to Him he really talks back. That iswhat prayer is, a two-way private conversation between God and yourself.I lo...
Telling Truth in 2022
on January 16th, 2022
With the beginning of a new year many are making resolutions. They may range from exercising to more prayer and fasting time, and the list goes on. In all your resolutions take time to evaluate relationships. There will be times you may need to walk away from an unhealthy relationship that is harming your life in order to invite a new healthy relationship that will enhance your life. On the other ...
Happy New Year 2022
on January 9th, 2022
This is the year of new beginnings! We cannot undo the past, but we can decide to change how we do things now. If we continue in the old ways, we will surely get the same results over and over again. It is like being on a Ferris wheel and the only ones who can get off the ongoing cycle is ourselves. With our determination and God’s help we can make a change. I took someone to the hospital the othe...