Prayer is not good thoughts or positive vibes. Prayer means more than just saying prayers or praying through a list. Prayer is much more than believing in the power of prayer. Prayer is calling out to and depending completely upon the the personal, triune, sovereign God of Heaven who wants us to pray, hears us when we pray, and moves because we pray.
Neither of the two major political parties or platforms fully represents the values of the Kingdom of God. Instead, the church represents God’s Kingdom party. While I’m a citizen us the US by birth, I'm an eternal citizen of the Kingdom of God, I answer to one Lord, and I'm ultimately accountable to one King - JESUS.
God welcomes our laments. In fact, nothing is more freeing and healthy in our relationship with Him than voicing how we really feel and knowing He totally understands. Our questions and frustrations don’t frustrate Him. In fact He wrote the book on them. The bulk of what we call the wisdom books of Scripture, Job and Psalms, are laments. The wisdom of God, it seems, is lamenting to God.
Unborn babies are living human beings created and loved by God and deserving, though defenseless, of our love and protection.
Achieving racial reconciliation is challenging and seemingly impossible — both in our country and within the church. The stipulations imposed on us because of our differences should not determine how we relate to one another, but sadly, it seems they do. The most recent deaths of Alton Sterling (Baton Rouge, LA) and Philander Castile (St. Anthony, … Continue reading Racial Reconciliation
State of the Union
During tonight's State of the Union Address by President Barak Obama, the president said, "The future we want – will only happen if we work together. It will only happen if we can have rational, constructive debates. It will only happen if we fix our politics." What I've found is that find that most Americans have grown … Continue reading State of the Union
I've never been able to figure out a Rubik's Cube. I know - you figured it out in elementary school. And yes, 30 years later there are You-Tube videos showing you exactly how to solve it. But it's always stumped me. It's not that I haven't tried. I've seen others do it. Hearing them say … Continue reading Rubik’s Cube
Prayer and Honor on Presidents’ Day
Today we recognize Washington’s Birthday, also known as Presidents’ Day, as a day to honor the life work and sacrificial service of George Washington, the first President of the United States. We also recognize the work and service of President Abraham Lincoln as his birthday was also in mid-February. In practical use, Presidents' Day has become a … Continue reading Prayer and Honor on Presidents’ Day
Prayer for Teachers
Lord God Almighty and our Heavenly Father, we ask for Your powerful presence in our 72 public school campuses here in Plano, as well as the private schools, those homeschooling, and thousands across our country. Above and beyond the reasonable boundaries of our walls and security (Psalm 127:1), we ask for Your protection over our … Continue reading Prayer for Teachers
His Eye is on the Sparrow
Those in other parts of the world - and probably even my city - would consider some of my daily anxieties silly because I've never had to wonder about my next meal(s) or worry about an empty closet to keep me and my family warm. From a purely physical perspective of basic human necessities of … Continue reading His Eye is on the Sparrow