My frequent prayer is that the weekly broadcasts provide you with the truth and inspiration that you need at this very moment, with words to encourage and instruct you from the heart of God.
Shocking me is not an easy accomplishment. I spent much of my childhood in a bar. But today a woman who I don’t know set her mouth to flying in response to someone practically drag racing down her road. She used the phrase Jesus Christ on a cross as a substitute for cussing. That was the first … Continue reading How Would you Respond in this Situation?
“Hello, I’m calling with information about your order.” The woman’s voice on the other end of the phone was barely audible. I turned up the volume to better hear her and pressed my ear into the earpiece. We talked for a few moments and then as I was getting ready to hang up, I hesitated. … Continue reading How I Handle Unsolicited Phone Calls…”Hello, You’ve Reached the Prayer Line.”
Several years ago, two men escaped the prison in our city. Of all the places that they could've gone to, they hoofed it to my neighborhood and stole a neighbor's car. At the time, our very old dog, Spot, tried to be a watch dog, but her hearing and her body were beginning to fail. … Continue reading How I Found Faith
Can you imagine what it's like to live without fear hanging over your life? It means that you will walk in what the Lord places before you. It means that you can have meaningful relationships. It means that your life will not be boring, because you'll say yes to new opportunities.
When she shut everyone out of her life, I assumed she didn't mean me. What a shock to learn that everyone even meant me. I lived for a while in unbelief but, as the days passed, reality hit my heart and I wept as though my friend had died. This is why I say that disappointment can change a celebration into a wake.
Anyone who reads the Bible will see that the claims of hearing God's voice, made by modern day Christians, aren't strange at all. The modern day believer's testimony of their experiences with Jesus are actually quite bland and sedate in contrast with what some of our forefathers of the faith experienced and wrote about.