praying for others

Praying for Others

Welcome, I don’t know how you pray, but I always add, “according to your will (1 John 5:14),” just to be on the safe side. Likely, in all of our thoughts as we pray, we remember the Apostle Jame’s warning, “And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—you …

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Aloe Vera

We have an aloe vera plant in our home. In fact, we’ve had aloe veras for most of our married life. It became a part of our family out of necessity. Both my wife and my daughter tend to burn themselves while cooking. The juice squeezed from an aloe vera stalk helps diminish the pain …

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a bag of marbles


Marbles As a kid, during lunch hour, I played marbles with friends at school. Just as it is with every generation of youngsters, we had our own jargon. Some types of marbles were cat’s eyes, aggies, steelies, tiger eyes, and shooters. A shooter was either bigger than a standard glass marble or it was a …

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Western Wall, Gerusalemme

More Than the Leper Asked

And behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone, but go, …

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woman caught between side of a crevasse

Stuck in the In-Betweens

We must open ourselves up to God for His healing to enter us, and for our praise to go to Him.

closet doors

God Sides With You

Our spiritual “deflector shields” (nod to Star Trek) collapse from exhaustion, repetition, and alienation.

Eating Brussels Sprouts, Part 3 of “Why So Many”

Many Christians avoid most of the Old Testament. Genesis is fascinating, Psalms encouraging, Proverbs helpful, Ecclesiastes and Job are readable but confusing.

U-Haul truck


The best way to communicate a pending separation is, if possible, through a one-on-one conversation. Let’s face it; when you tell your best friend in the world that you’re going to leave, they won’t take it gracefully.

house balanced on edge of cliff

Hanging in the balance

As a disciple of Jesus, we need to be bold (not harsh or insincere). Jesus never hesitated to speak to strangers (John 4:1-42) and draw out what troubled them so they could be healed.

Eye Salve

The fact is, salve heals even what may not be obvious. If you need healing, even for things that others may not see, ask Jesus to apply His eye salve to your eyes. Then look and see the truth of your need. And then, in faith, pray and act. Receive the healing you need.

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