Pray Your Way Through 2017!

“Pray Your Way Through 2017” I have a very long prayer list. It’s so long that we refer to it as “The List.” Currently, there are 127 items on it. I pray out loud through The List at least 3 or 4 days a week, and the other days, I silently read through it. I’m sharing this information because I want you to know that anyone can pray. If you had told me four years ago that I would have an extensive prayer list and would spend hours a...

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The Painting

The Painting  “Whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive” (Matthew 21:22).  I’ve had this painting in my home for years, and I just noticed this morning that the couple portrayed in it are praying.  I’ve looked at this painting many times before, but for some reason I only saw a pastoral scene from probably somewhere in Europe in the 1800’s with a young couple out in a field that they are working in.  But this...

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An Amazing Testimony

An Amazing Testimony I just got the most amazing email from a friend of my friend, Danielle.  Many of you may remember that two years ago, I met Danielle when she was searching for the answer to the question, “Is there a God?” and she came upon my video of the song, “Not Too Far From Here.”  Long story short, Danielle accepted the Lord. Later I got an angry email from one of her friends who felt that I was giving Danielle false hope in...

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Nothing Spectacular Occurs in Shallow Water

I found some sermon notes taken from a sermon preached by Pastor Steve Davis at least ten years ago.  In the sermon, Steve said, “Nothing spectacular occurs in shallow water.”  Wow, what a statement!  It’s true.  You can walk around in shallow water.  You can sit in shallow water and play.  You can stand in the shallow water and fish (if you throw the line out far enough).  But that’s about all you can do in shallow...

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A Glimmer of Hope

“God, I’m tired. I’m weary of the fight. I need something–some encouragement, glimmer of hope, confirmation–anything to let me know that You’ve got this.” These are the words I wrote in my journal this morning when I sat down to study and pray.  Bottom line–I’m discouraged.  If there’s anything I’ve learned in the last couple of years though, it’s this…God has a plan for my life and I’m not in...

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