Preach the Gospel to Yourself!

Preach the Gospel to Yourself!

The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord;he turns it wherever he will.Every way of a man is right in his own eyes,but the Lord weighs the heart Proverbs 21:1–2 We are rapidly approaching election season 2024 in America. The first Tuesday of November will mark the United States’s presidential election, which we…

Put Off Worry, Put on Perseverance

Put Off Worry, Put on Perseverance

There is a lovely song that came out in 2006 by country singer Martina McBride entitled “Anyway” that comes to my mind from time to time, especially when I’m engaging in intercessory prayer throughout the week at Grace. The song is about persevering amidst guaranteed uncertainty in life, and the refrain of Martina’s lyrics addresses…

Prayer Wars

Prayer Wars

As Christians, we are called to pray. First Thessalonians 5:17 commands, “pray without ceasing,” which for me—in all transparency—is way easier said than done! Why? Because let’s be honest, prayer is often difficult! Negative feelings can overcome us when do not experience an instant or obvious “yes” when we pray, but rather we realize it…

The Richness of Having Nothing

The Richness of Having Nothing

Poverty comes in all shapes and sizes. Some people are born into poverty while others find themselves there by unexpected tragedies. Another type of poverty is found in the depths of a person’s heart when either the person or someone the person loves is suffering. A common factor between both types of poverty is being…

The Persistent Woman

The Persistent Woman

I have been praying to God for as long as I remember.  One of my most vivid memories from early in my life is praying with my father in my bedroom to receive Christ as my Savior around the age of 4 or 5.  Through the years I have had many answers to prayer that…

Here I am, Send me!

Here I am, Send me!

“Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send and who will go for us? Then said I. Here am I; send me.” Isaiah 6:8 I served at the Pentagon as an Air Force major from 1994 until 1997. My favorite place in that legendary building was at the foot of…

Your Kingdom Come

Your Kingdom Come

We’re all familiar with it. It was probably the first prayer we ever learned to prayer. Maybe we heard it recited with ritual regularity from our parents before bed. Maybe we memorized it in Sunday School or AWANAS. The Lord’s Prayer is one of those passages that brings the comfort of nostalgia and familiarity. It’s…