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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 Defining Success

How do you define success? In different parts of my life, I have measured success by attainment of goals or by consistency of effort. At this time in my life, I still run, but I measure success in frequency of … 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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Prayer for Achieving More for God’s Glory in 2023

The new year, 2023, has begun. I began the day by singing, praying and communing with other Christians at Heartland Church of Christ in Kansas City, Kansas. An elder and the preacher discussed the direction of the congregation in the … Continue reading

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Top Five Call for Fire Posts for 2021

Thank you to those who have read my posts and prayed along with me in this past year. Hopefully, you learned concepts and truths about God, as I did, from biblical prayers that deepened your faith. The five posts that … Continue reading

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A Review of Timothy Keller’s Prayer

Timothy Keller has written a useful survey of writings about prayer. He aims to enable a Christian to know both awe and intimacy with God. I greatly appreciated his references to writers throughout history who have written concerning the spiritual … Continue reading

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Thoughts about The Lord and His Prayer

British professor N. T. Wright has written a book, The Lord and His Prayer (published in 1997 by Wm. B. Eerdmans), about the model prayer that Jesus used to teach his disciples to pray. The prayer, recorded in Matthew 6:9-13 … Continue reading

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A Disciple’s Full-Bodied Prayer

Humility and gratitude flow through prayer in Psalm 40, grounded in a full-bodied devotion to the Lord God. The psalmist recognizes his helplessness without God; he recalls how God not only rescued him previously, but also provided for him: “I … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Vindication When Enemies Surround

He prays earnestly. He cries for justice. He insists that he is innocent: “Though you probe my heart, though you examine me at night and test me, you will find that I have planned no evil; my mouth has not … Continue reading

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Praying During a Pandemic

As news about the COVID-19 virus grew ever more ominous, I went out for my customary walk the other day. As I began my walk, a song being played on a neighbor’s device caught my attention. It was a song … Continue reading

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