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Category : Prayer

Naps, resting in the Lord

  By definition, a nap is a short daytime sleep. Some are called power naps because they happen very briefly and rejuvenate the napper.    I’ve noticed that napping is not uncommon in worship services. It’s happened to me and to people I’ve been with both young and old. Let me say, it’s especially fun

Too Busy

“I have so much to do!”   Not an uncommon statement in my life and maybe yours too. But it’s when that dictates the plan for my day then I’m in trouble.  It’s the sense of urgency that messes me up. I forget to put first things or actually the first Person first. Yes, you

Power of Thanks

  I had the fun job of setting up a prayer room each day for our church’s Vacation Bible School. Over 100 children from preschool up to grade 4 and over 30 leaders (teens and adults) a day went through. One of the prayer room activities was to brainstorm things they were thankful for. If

Psalm 139 Close Up

Psalm 139 is lots of people’s favourite psalm and if you take time to prayerfully rest in its many parts you can find new ways for that beautiful word from God to soak into your life. Let me start by explaining this example of creative ways to spend time with Jesus took place in our

Monday’s Encouraging Scripture

“What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it?  It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth.  Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch

Monday’s Encouraging Scripture

Blessed is the one     who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take     or sit in the company of mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,     and who meditates on his law day and night. 3 That person is like a tree planted by

Got Rhythm?

O One of the spiritual practices that I’ve found really helpful is doing a daily rhythm or daily office. I guess I identify with it because I so strongly identify faith as a rhythm of life.  For me, organizing my day is sometimes difficult. (I’m not organized) But if I slate in a variety of

Back Away From the Cell Phone!

  About ten years ago we would get up in the morning and immediately turn on the radio to check the weather. Had to figure out how to dress our kids for school. Not anymore. Now we look at our cell phone or tablet and see the weather any time we want. We can see

My Sister-in-law Called

  My sister-in-law telephoned me today. May not sound unusual to you but the only time she ever calls me is on my birthday. That’s not today. She called because she’s a teacher in a school in the Cayman Islands and they did something she thought I’d want to hear about.  They set up a

Monday’s Encouraging Scripture!

Have you never heard?     Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God,     the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary.     No one can measure the depths of his understanding. 29 He gives power to the weak     and strength to the powerless. 30 Even youths will become weak and tired,     and young