God speaks to those who listen

After a time of intense prayer and Bible study a few days ago, God spoke this profound, simple message to me, “I speak to those who listen.” More on this to come; read on. I’ve been praying extra lately—as I am sure many of us have been doing. And I have returned to the staplesContinue reading “God speaks to those who listen”

What prayer is meant to be…

What prayer can be like—and probably is meant to be. Sometimes it’s possible to become so absorbed in God’s reality that I forget myself completely. I am no longer consciously praying or worshipping. Words would be inadequate and even inappropriate. Anthony of the Desert described this 1,700 years ago, as “Perfect prayer is not toContinue reading “What prayer is meant to be…”

Pass the test?

When difficult things happened to me in the past, I quickly looked for someone to blame. Who was I to blame if I couldn’t blame someone else? And if I couldn’t find someone, there was always Satan to accuse. Honestly, many of my problems were the results of poor decisions, immaturity, or outright sin. TheContinue reading “Pass the test?”

Two Days Until Lent: Fast Hurting Words for Lent

Two Days Until Lent Take The Forty-Day Word Fast for LentLent February 26-April 11. Join the hundreds upon hundreds of individuals, Bible study groups, School classes and others are using The Forty-Day Word Fast for Lent. When asked what to do for Lent, Pope Frances made a list. At the top of his list was,Continue reading “Two Days Until Lent: Fast Hurting Words for Lent”

Miss anything, but don’t miss My voice

Miss anything, but don’t miss My voice At the beginning of the year, our thoughts gravitate to the newness of the date, the crisp wind blowing in our faces when we go outdoors (well at least in Oklahoma), and the many resolutions that most of us pledge. We must be careful to not focus on theContinue reading “Miss anything, but don’t miss My voice”

Seven days until Lent begins Take the Forty-Day Word Fast February 26-April 11

Take The Forty-Day Word Fast this year for Lent. “Fast hurting words and say kind words instead.” Pope St. Francis for Lent Each year since I published this first book, The Forty-Day Word Fast, momentum has built for people to fast hurting words for Lent. Many, many individuals, Bible study groups, Sunday School classes and othersContinue reading “Seven days until Lent begins Take the Forty-Day Word Fast February 26-April 11”

#52 of top 100 Books Read The Three Battlegrounds by Frances Frangipane

#52 of top 100 Books read.The Three Battlegrounds by Francis Frangipane Who is Francis Frangipane?Francis Frangipane is a Christian evangelical minister and author. He is the founding pastor of River of Life Ministries in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States. In 2002, he also launched an international, online school called In Christ’s Image Training (ICIT). ThisContinue reading “#52 of top 100 Books Read The Three Battlegrounds by Frances Frangipane”

Pulling Down Strongholds

Pulling Down Strongholds I encourage each of you to begin the battle for your city by pulling down the strongholds in your home. Bring your family into prayer and, through prayer, bring healing and order. If you fail in this preparation, the enemy will always have open doors to counterattack and undermine your credibility. (SeeContinue reading “Pulling Down Strongholds”

The one Teacher–and the secret to prayer

Alone with God “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thy hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly” (Matthew 6:6). After Jesus had called his first disciples, He gave them their first public teaching inContinue reading “The one Teacher–and the secret to prayer”

Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Lord, teach us to pray or The Only Teacher And it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, that when He ceased, one of His disciples said to Him, Lord, teach us to pray. —Luke 11:1 The disciples had been with Christ, and seen Him pray.  They had learnt to understandContinue reading “Lord, Teach Us to Pray”