Category Archives: Prayer

Why Worry When You Can Pray

How do you deal with worry?

J. Arthur Rank, an English executive, devised an interesting approach. He decided to do all his worrying on one day each week. He chose Wednesdays. When anything happened that gave him anxiety and annoyed his ulcer, he would write it down and put it in his worry box and forget about it until next Wednesday. Continue reading

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Our National Day of Prayer

Wake up America

Yahoo reports this morning that President Obama plans to name the iconic New York Stonewall Inn, where the “Gay Rights” movement supposedly began, as a national monument.

Tuesday, voters in my home state of Indiana overwhelming cast their ballots for Donald Trump, an egomaniac, immoral, narcissist, who has been named as the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party for President of the United States.

The Democratic party is still in a battle for their nominee–a choice between an cranky socialist and a cackly criminal. Continue reading


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My Prayer For America

National Day of Prayer 2015

Today is the 64th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer.

According to NDP web site a joint resolution by Congress which was signed by President Harry Truman in 1952 declared an annual national day of prayer. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed an amended law that set aside the first Thursday of every May. Since then every President has signed a proclamation, encouraging Americans to pray on this day. Continue reading


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If God is Your Father, Please Call Home!


Last night at the Hickman Mills church where I preach we focused on prayer for the entire service.

We sang about prayer. Sang prayer songs. Read scripture about prayer. Shared some thoughts about prayer. And, we prayed!

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A Prayer Request for Jared Thompson


Yesterday we received a call from our daughter in Florida, Rachél Thompson, regarding her husband, Jared. He  was just diagnosed with Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma.

Jared recently had a tonsillectomy.  They both, as well as the doctor, had a feeling there was more to this than a normal surgery. A biopsy was performed from the tonsils and they received the results yesterday.  Continue reading


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Did You Know Jesus Prayed For You?


This story may be a legend.  I’m not sure.  But it’s told that a little child in an African village  wandered off into the tall jungle grass and could not be found.

Family and tribe members stomped all day through the thick grass, frantically seeking the lost boy.  The end of the day, however, he was not found.   The next day someone suggested every tribe member  hold hands so they could comb through the grass without missing any area. Eventually they found the body of the child who had died during the cold night.

With tears of anguished the mother cried out: “If only we would have held hands sooner.” Continue reading


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A Prayer for the Heavy Heart


I think one of the beauties of God’s Word is how it speaks to us at different times and in different ways, depending on where we are in life.  We see things through the prism of our circumstances, our emotions and our maturity.

It is obvious to me not only in my own life but through this blog as some posts touch the hearts or some more than others, depending what is happening in their lives.  Continue reading


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