Tag: prayer

  • Please Pray for Me

    Please Pray for Me

    I can't stop thinking about him and I don't even know who he is. Every Sunday during church service we have a time set aside for prayer. Anyone in need of prayer can write out a request and put it in the donation basket. Pastor[..]
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  • Grace: An Act of Redemption

    Grace: An Act of Redemption

    Almost every week since the book Karly Sheehan was published, I receive emails or notes from readers. Some are from people who knew Karly's mother.Some are from those who knew her dad. But the vast majority are from those who didn't know either parent, but[..]
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  • The Source of All Goodness

    The Source of All Goodness

    As I read the translation of the Hebrew prayer to that in English during last week's Shabbat services (the first I've ever attended), I was struck by a particular description of Creator God: The Source of all Goodness.  During my recent trip to West Virginia,[..]
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  • Prayers of My Grandson

    Prayers of My Grandson

    The other night, our daughter was praying with our grandson. A nightly ritual. They pray for the entire family. They pray for my sis and my niece who are battling cancer. They pray for his daddy who is in his first year of nursing school,[..]
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  • My Prayers for 2017

    My Prayers for 2017

      I have this painting that a friend made me. It is a colorful painting with a big yellow sun in it and the phrase "FIND YOUR HAPPY" in big bold letters. FIND YOUR HAPPY. Many a theologian has warned us that if we go[..]
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  • Jesus is Not an American

    Jesus is Not an American

      I've been doing some reading about the effects of unforgiveness on the physical body. It has to do with that next novel I'm writing. But while going through reams of scientific research, I got to thinking about this election year. I was going to[..]
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  • Stories in My Mother’s Bible

    Stories in My Mother’s Bible

      There are stories in my mother's bible. The bible I have. She had several. She wrote in all of them. Of all the things she wrote, this is my favorite: Walk straight on my son, do not turn your head, do not look back. You[..]
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  • Intentional Acts of Kindness

    Intentional Acts of Kindness

      My girlfriend and I were talking about things, you know the way you do when you get together with a friend you haven't visited with for awhile. We were catching up on all the family and friends goings on. Our family had a new[..]
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  • On the Week You Were Born

    On the Week You Were Born

    On the week you were born, the sun shone bright in the town where I live, but an inversion of cotton-white clouds filled the basin of the Columbia. Looking in my rear view mirror as I drove south on Highway 97, through Rufus, Moro, Grass[..]
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