Tag Archives: God

A New Look at Our Prayers

“What we usually pray to God is not that His will be done, but that He approve ours.” — Helga Bergold Gross Can we look at this carefully? Is that how we pray? Unfortunately, I’ve been too often guilty of … Continue reading

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God’s Crazy, Lavish Grace

 God’s grace is radical. Extreme. Counterintuitive. He pours it out on the undeserving. God lavishes His grace on those not seeking it. He even generously extends it to those who hate Him and persecute His people. Saul of Tarsus fit … Continue reading

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Political Season

Because political discussion tends to generate passionate emotions, I try to stay away from those topics on social media. Sometimes, however, something needs to be said. The following is not directed at any person or party in particular, but toward … Continue reading

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Together?

My friend, Shirley Corder, posted this on Facebook. “Words of wisdom for a new year. Let’s work together this year to make it a success. Where do we start?” Where to start is an interesting question.  How do we manage … Continue reading

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God’s Favorite

At a writers conference some years ago, I met this beautiful, bubbly young lady. She came to the dinner table one evening overflowing with all the good things that had happened to her that day. She recounted them gleefully and … Continue reading

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HACWN

The recent Heart of American Christian Writers Network Conference held in Overland Park, Kansas, taught me several things not in the curriculum. First, go prepared. Second, be ready to change plans. Third, watch what God can do. Suffice to say, … Continue reading

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