Fasting For Beginners
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I cannot recall my first fast. Like my first prayer, it’s lost to the archive. But I do remember the pain of that first fast, for it is the same pain I experience today. I feel I have gotten no better at it. Fasting is still a battle.Read More
The Reverent, Faithful, Whole-Hearted Bible Teacher
(2 Chronicles 19:9)
King Jehoshaphat was one of Judah’s godly kings. He established reforms and devoted himself (and the people) to the worship of the LORD. One initiative of his was to reestablish the Levites, priests, and heads of families. God intended for each of them to instruct others in Scripture, (10 Minutes/1500 Words)Read More
Marriage Principle #4: Treasure Your Spouse
When I was a boy, I loved to play with model trains. I remember learning about the engine, the car that pulled everyone else, but also the caboose, the car in the back at the end of the line. There were cars in the middle, but the engine was at the front, and the caboose was at the back, always… (5 Minutes / 900 Words)Read More
I cannot recall my first fast. Like my first prayer, it’s lost to the archive. But I do remember the pain of that first fast, for it is the same pain I experience today. I feel I have gotten no better at it. Fasting is still a battle...
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Recently, I had a conversation with a youth pastor from another church. “What are teenagers going through right now?” I asked...
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Some things ought not to be broadcast. Secrecy and privacy are often the best alternatives. Not everything has to be lived out in the open. Not every story must be told. But how do we decide what to make public?Read More
Theme: If you want to have a lifetime of public fruitfulness, you must have a lifetime of private devotion, especially in the form of generosity, prayer, and self-denial.Read More
I love prayer but often struggle in it. I can feel my lack of zeal, my sloth, my distraction, while in prayer. Prayer is a battle. Prayer is often a secret struggle for Christians. But, alas, prayerlessness hurts us. God has given us this great gift and opportunity so that we might flourish. We are creatures, which means we need our Creator, for He is infinite while we are finite. We need Him, thus prayer.Read More