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Pray…Then Sue?

“An Applebee’s customer who was burned while praying over his plate of sizzling fajitas has been told he cannot sue the chain.” Praying at mealtime is good. Praying in public is a good witness. Praying and then suing the restaurant … Continue reading

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Thx God 4 My Body

Bodies are undependable, and today I have learned to be doubly thankful for mine. At lunch today an 80-something friend told me how his prayers focus on thanksgiving because he has so much to be thankful for. He is grateful … Continue reading

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That’s My President!

“Whoever wins, that’s my president. I need to pray for him and wish him well.” That’s what I heard early this morning. At the moment—in the middle of ballot counting on election night—Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have each earned … Continue reading

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Learning to Pray with Prayer Beads

When I pray, my mind wanders everywhere. I start praying for a friend or something about my job…. A few minutes later, I’m planning a trip or a sermon—Hey, was I praying? Sorry about that, God. Uh, where was I? … Continue reading

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Learning to Pray…About My Job

What can Moses do for an encore? After hearing God speak from a burning bush, after 10 miracles before Pharaoh, after parting the Red Sea, after summoning water from a rock, after announcing manna from heaven, after demolishing a fortified … Continue reading

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Learning to Pray…Through the Lord’s Prayer

How can I say “Yes” to Jesus today? We sometimes complicate what Jesus made simple. Jesus told people plainly, “This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name….” (Matthew 6:9-14). Another time, when his … Continue reading

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Titanic-sized Unanswered Prayer

Today is an anniversary of unanswered prayer (I’m writing on April 10). My friend Tillie wanted a ticket for today. She asked God to let her ride the great new ship on her maiden voyage. Tillie had been faithful to … Continue reading

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