Prayer mechanics checklist: help your children tune up their prayers

Imagine a school teacher saying to his class: "Math is fun. Math is useful. Math will never fail you. Class dismissed." How much math has he really taught? Absolutely nothing. In this way math and prayer are very much alike. No child can hope to learn either without daily PRACTICE.


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Following His Lead in Marriage and Life

Marriage has taught me thousands of lessons. Lessons of choosing to love my spouse every day—even when the feelings have ebbed away. Lessons of give and take. Lessons of submission and forgiveness. Lessons of respect and honor.


Evangelism and Writing

It wasn't until I had retired and was able to write full-time that I found something was missing from my writing. I'd found my writer's voice, but my writing lacked something vital – its soul.


How Can I Know God?

How can I know God? Paul's Letter to the Romans tells the important true story about who we are, what we need, and what God has done for us. Paul writes that "There is none righteous not even one... there is none who does good, not even one" (Romans 3:10-12).


What's Your Measure?

As January comes to a close, we have the opportunity to take stock once again of our hopes for the New Year. In January, we've had a season when we take inventory of what we have gained and lost from the year behind. Yet with all of the ups and downs of life, what scale are we to use to measure the value or impact of our life?


A Vow To Praise

Tragedy happens. Heartache happens. In response, it is up to us to determine the "how." How will we react when trials come? In blame or in praise?


Servant Leadership – the Real Success Story

If you Google "servant leadership" you will not find a single recognized authority that can define the term. Wikipedia has an entry akin to "a snowball is a ball of snow" or "a doghouse is a house for a dog." Seriously, the entry says "Servant leadership is a philosophy in which the main goal of the leader is to serve."


Use What God Provides

The truth is Christians don't seem to know much about CBD, prescription opioids and the growing opioid crisis, and the Bible as it relates to different medicines. What we do tend to know about is anything the mainstream media or Government tells us is bad or illegal – like cocaine, methamphetamines or meth, and recreational marijuana at the Federal level.