A fast flowing river reminds me of snowmelt in the Rockies, my bachelor’s degree in geography, and storms. Unfortunately, we have seen the power of water and overflowing rivers this last week in Texas. Fast flowing rivers are strong and can carry a lot of debris. Sticks, branches, and boulders are tossed and turned and carried downstream. Eventually this debris is deposited at the mouth of the river as sediment. Here the silt becomes fertile ground where plants and trees can be grown. We can learn a lot about prayer from this physical phenomenon. Fast flowing rivers are a reminder of the benefit of bringingRead More →

You know when you’ve learned some new information, or something you hadn’t seen before is pointed out to you, suddenly you start noticing it everywhere? It’s strange isn’t it? There is a name for this phenomenon. It is called the Baader-Meinhof effect or frequency illusion. Those things have been there all the time but only now they catch your attention. I want to take this concept and use it for our prayer. Over the next few weeks we are going to focus on some objects, not just to discover how many you notice as you go about your day, but to use them as PrayerRead More →