Autumn Leaves and Barrenness

Autumn Leaves and Barrenness

“To everything there is a season” — Ecclesiastes 3:1 Autumn is my favorite time of year. I love to see the beautiful foliage as it turns various shades of red, green and gold, then drops to the ground leaving a barren tree ore bush. Scripture compares Christians to...
Put the Burden Down through Prayer

Put the Burden Down through Prayer

The story is told of a man in a foreign country who kept a heavy suitcase on his lap throughout a long train trip. When he got off the conductor asked why he had not put it down. The man replied, ”I did not know there was a place to put it.” We, as Christians, know we...
Pursuing His Presence Through Prayer

Pursuing His Presence Through Prayer

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” — Philippians 4:6 I Thessalonians 5:17 tells us to pray without ceasing. I think this has to mean a heart attitude of submitting...
A Perfect Prayer

A Perfect Prayer

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.” — Isaiah 55:8 Do you ever get carried away praying your plans for a situation? Do you include detailed suggestions as to the perfect answer for a troubling situation? Recently,...
Praise

Praise

Recently, I was feeling “disconnected” to the Lord and somewhat dry. Most of us as believers have been in this state at some point. I had not been able to “break” through to that feeling of in intimacy with Him that I so enjoy when it is present. I went out on my back...

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