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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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The Songs that Speak to Me

What is a song or poem that speaks to you? Why does it reach into your heart more than others? My daughter when she was younger heard a song on the radio and turned to me after listening intently to … 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 and a Treasure that Has Been Lost

Like many other American students in high school, I purchased a class ring. Mine was white silver with a white spinel stone (diamond appearance) and its symbols and wording proudly proclaimed the year of my graduation from Oneida High School. … Continue reading

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Praying and Preparing the Way for the Lord

A preacher prepares the way for the Lord. As he proclaims a message from the Bible, he argues for receiving what it says about Jesus. When he does his work faithfully, he shows people a path for following Jesus that … Continue reading

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Prayer to Proclaim God’s Enduring Word

Things change. That truth has become clearer to me each day of my life. On the national level, heads of state finish their term of office or pass away, as the Queen of England did recently. She was 96 years … Continue reading

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Prayer and the Mystery of Christ

Mysteries grip our imaginations. Whether questions concerning commission of a crime or suggestions of conspiracy to obscure historical truth, we want to know more…and more. What has any of this to do with prayer, with calling for fire? Prayer itself … Continue reading

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Prayer and Bridge Building

I run several days each week. Several of my routes include a half-mile-long paved trail that includes a bridge over a creek near the small waterfalls from which the creek and the trail derive their names: Angel Falls. Bridges enable … Continue reading

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Seeking Solitude to Pray

Where do you go when you need solitude? For extroverts that question may have no meaning. For people who personality tests identify as introverts, solitude seems like time in a most sacred space. I love being around people and especially … Continue reading

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Road Trips and Prayer

What road trip do you aspire to take some day? I have traveled on some memorable road trips. I’ve driven from Jacksonville Beach, Florida to Phoenix, Arizona by way El Paso, Texas, and driven from Phoenix to San Diego. My … Continue reading

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