Today, author Margaret Feinberg issued a challenge on Facebook: I took the bait tonight…and I’ll tell you, my prayers felt fresher than they have in a long time. This evening, I marveled at some surprisingly eloquent prayers, I laughed at some awkward grammatical constructions, and I distilled my prayers to their essence. I enjoyed my […]Read more "The Three-Word Prayer Challenge"
This past Saturday, Tennessee pastor Joe Nelms delivered the invocation at the NASCAR Nationwide race in Nashville. His prayer raised some eyebrows and drew quite a bit of attention. Check it out: I’ve always believed that there’s no such thing as an irreverent prayer, as long as the prayer is made with a sincere heart. […]Read more "What Do You Think About Last Week’s NASCAR Invocation?"
It’s so nice to get back to what I can only hope to be a normal day tomorrow. This past week was pretty surreal, and it honestly stretched to about nine days, from last Sunday through today. It’s been a most unusual stretch of days. Of course, the craziness started last Sunday with the threat […]Read more "A Return To Routine After A Strange Week"
In the middle of tomorrow’s daily reading for the Eastridge Community Church reading plan, Luke 5, there’s an interesting, yet simple, statement about Jesus. It’s not entirely apropos of the episode being related at the time, though I guess it is loosely. Verse 16 says: “But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” Seems […]Read more "Getting Away"