How to Honor God

God, our Daddy Father in heaven, is the most intimate, personal, accessible companion we have. Far better than any human father we could imagine or dream of And

How to Know God More Intimately

How did you come to believe in God and Jesus, to be a child of God, knowing God as your heavenly Father? What is your story? Perhaps your story

A Prayer to be Protected

When our children were quite young, we had chickens and pet bunnies. The chickens lived in a coop and the bunnies lived under the deck in a hutch.

When Forgiving Someone is Hard

Who do you need to forgive today? Who immediately came to mind with that question?  Perhaps the need for our own forgiveness is key to forgiving the people

Praying to Have a Heart That Understands

Discouraged and disappointed. These are the two words that could be used to describe the two men walking along the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus. Circumstances had not

The Prayer That Means We’re Never Abandoned

On Good Friday two thousand years ago, the criminal asked—prayed—for Jesus to “remember” him before he went to sheol, the land of forgetfulness. And Jesus replied with an affirmative yes! “Today you

Why Our Prayers Can Begin “Remember Me…”

I have to wonder about the words—well, they are more like a prayer—of the criminal on the cross next to Jesus.  “Jesus, remember me when you come into

Why Our Prayers Can Begin “If…”

If you had been here… This is the statement that both Martha and Mary make separately to Jesus when he eventually turned up at Lazarus’s graveside.  Their words

How to love yourself

The Bible has plenty of teachings about love. We are to love God with all our heart, soul and strength (Deuteronomy 6:5). We are to love our neighbor

2 Ways to Pray for Reconciliation

Esau and Jacob had a contentious and tumultuous relationship that could rival any antagonistic relationship that we have experienced or known. Twenty years had passed since Jacob deviously