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Prayer and Procrastination

What are the pros and cons of procrastination? How may we overcome the urge to procrastinate? There indeed are possible positive outcomes to procrastination. Delaying departure may result in avoiding an accident or a confrontation. Delaying response to a housing … Continue reading

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Books that Changed My Life

Has a book changed your life?  A few books have captured my attention and changed my perspective in ways that altered the direction of my life. I will identify them at the end of this post. None of the books … Continue reading

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Prayer and the Language I Want to Speak

What language do you wish you could speak? I have studied several foreign languages. Of those, I speak Spanish best and read New Testament Greek best. While I was living in Germany, a florist once refused to sell to me … Continue reading

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Prayer and My Childhood Dream Job

What was your dream job as a child? For a time, I wanted to be a paleontologist. Paleontology is the study of what fossils tell us about the past. Intriguingly, a young girl a few years younger than I who … Continue reading

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Prayer in the Rain

Headlights sparkle, then glare.Startled passengers scream.Trucks zoom past as we stare,Mesmerized in dark dream.Boundaries dissolve, turn black.Maneuver, stay on track,I peer ahead, intent,Hopes of safety now rent,Like Paul off Malta’s coast,I pray devoid of boast. I cry out, silent scream,Envision … Continue reading

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Prayer, Blessing, and my Favorite Food

What is your favorite meal to cook and/or eat? As I considered this question and how it relates to prayer in the Bible, I remembered a man in the Bible whose favorite food is described before his wife prepares it … Continue reading

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Memories of the Aroma of Diesel and Prayer

Whether with vehicles lined up before movement at a military camp in Arkansas, or in Tennessee, Germany, Georgia, Arizona, California, or Afghanistan, I associate the smell of diesel with memories of Army vehicles, Soldiers, vehicle maintenance, preaching, and prayer. As … Continue reading

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Why I Write about Prayer

The reason why I began to write about learning to pray from the Bible began with a discovery I made back in the 1980’s. I was preaching for a church in Aberdeen, Maryland, and needed to put together a thirteen-week-long … Continue reading

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Prayer and My Earliest Memory

One morning in 1959, I awakened, rolled out of my bed, and toddled over to a crib nearby. I peered in at a baby, my little brother Mark. That’s my earliest memory. Mark and I have shared many memories since. … Continue reading

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Prayer and Bravery

The apostle Paul and Silas were on their way to a “place of prayer” according to Acts 16 to meet with other disciples when a woman, a slave who “had a spirit by which she predicted the future,” accosted them. … Continue reading

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