Could Some Prayers for Our Nation Be Doing More Harm Than Good?

I have a confession to make. Some time ago I got tired of praying for our government, so I stopped. Yes, I felt guilty about it. Yes, I knew I was breaking the Bible rule about praying first for kings and those in authority (1 Tim. 2:1). But I didn’t know what else to do. […]

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A Prayer God Will Answer

I hope I never forget what the Spirit of the Lord said to me on September 11th, as I watched the towers of the World Trade center flare then crumble in smoke and ashes just a few hours from my home. It’s not what I would have expected Him to say. He didn’t pat me […]

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One Act of Grace

26 years ago I made a mistake. A big, expensive, scary one. I was a brand new employee at the time, having just joined the staff of a major international ministry. The mistake I made involved paper. Not just a few sheets of it. Not just a package or a box of it like you buy […]

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Easier Said Than Done

Simply put two drops in each ear. It doesn’t sound like the punch line of a joke, but it is. At least, my parents thought so when I was a kid. Whenever something turned out to be waaay harder than anyone expected, they would burst out laughing and say to each other, “Ha ha ha! […]

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When God Calls Your Name

Ever wonder if God sometimes gets fed up with you–with all your wondering and blundering, with all your missteps, misunderstandings, and mistakes? Does it ever feel like your forward progress has stopped, that God has pressed the “pause” button in your life and turned His attention to more important things? If so, you’re going to love […]

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Trust…and Play Free

Last night the coach of the Boston Celtics preached a great message. (Too bad his team didn’t listen.) He said, “Guys, trust! If you trust, you’ll play free. And if you play free, you can’t be beaten.” Whoa…good stuff, Doc. Not just for NBA players but for those of us who have suited up in […]

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Did We Lose Something?

It happened before I was born, but as a kid I heard the story many times. About my dad, mom and sister rumbling down the Oklahoma highway in a Studebaker headed for grandma’s house. The sweet smell of summer streaming through the car’s open window. My sister’s cherub-blonde hair whipping across her face. No car […]

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Lighten Up!

Next time you find yourself sinking under a load of regrets, lighten up! This recent post, written by fellow-blogger, Laura–and passed along to me by my faithful friend, Jason–will show you how. Click here to read.

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A Book Worth Buying

When I’m not writing blogs, I write other stuff. Books and articles and the like. Sometimes I help other people who have awesome things to say get those things on paper. That’s what I did for Gloria Copeland recently and you can see the results in her new book, Live Long Finish Strong. It’s just […]

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Looking Good

The celebrity media is all abuzz these days about the wrinkle-free face of 47 year-old Demi Moore. I shouldn’t know this, but I do. Not that I read the tabloids or anything. I just see the headlines about it when I go online to check the day’s news. Today I learned from them that Demi’s […]

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Yale Psychologists Agree with the Apostle Paul

Who could have imagined it? Ivy league psychologists, often at odds with all things Biblical, have published a study that provides further validation (if anyone needs it) of Romans 1:19: For the truth about God is known to [all men] instinctively. God has put this knowledge in their hearts. (New Living Testament) Who opened the […]

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Bigger Churches or Bigger People?

Just read a great article by Jack Hayford warning about the lack of serious discipleship in today’s church. Pointing to the current ecclesiastical emphasis on marketing and consumer appeal, he says: “We’re within frightening reach of being able to grow bigger churches while failing to grow bigger people. We are increasingly tooled and trained in […]

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