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If God is Your Father, Please Call Home!

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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

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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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A Prayer for the Heavy Heart

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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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Where’s God When I Need Him?

“God didn’t help me in a crisis, so has he let me down?” 

This question was asked by a Kansas City Star reader.  On Saturday the Star has a column “Voices of Faith.”  The questions are answered by a panel of religious leaders.  Two different men answered that question.  Continue reading

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Who Are You Praying For Today?

Did you hear about the mother and her five-year old son, Kevin, who were going to McDonald’s for lunch.  As they approached the fast food restaurant, there was a serious accident involving several cars.  Wishing to teach her son a lesson about compassion for those who may be injured, and the importance of prayer, she said, “We should pray.” 

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Draw Near to God

 “Lord be with us…” is an expression we often hear in public prayers.  Sometimes it’s prayed as it relates to our family.  Or in a closing prayer as we leave the assembly.  Or in our daily Christian walk.  I’ve also heard it applied to our services.  “Lord be with as we worship today.” Continue reading

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