Is There Proof of the Power of Prayer?

Is There Proof of the Power of Prayer?

One of my favorite quotes on prayer is from Alfred Lord Tennyson, who once wrote, “More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.” I look forward to the day in heaven when it will be revealed to me what my prayers accomplished during my lifetime....
When Circumstances are Overwhelming, Remember This

When Circumstances are Overwhelming, Remember This

Picture this: You see me, pulling at my hair and rocking back and forth in a corner, a slow-mo of my head banging against the wall. Cue peels of unsteady laughter. You know, the weird kind that teeters, and borders on absurdity. It’s not the picture you hope to see...
8 Ways to Gauge Your Humility Level

8 Ways to Gauge Your Humility Level

As Christians, we are called to walk in humility (Col. 3:12). Yet, it’s easy to get caught up in the flow of life without considering: “am I being humble?” So, I want to offer eight simple ways to gauge your humility level:1. You do not think you are “all that”One...
3 Ways to Maximize Your Commute Time This Week

3 Ways to Maximize Your Commute Time This Week

Crank the music up, put windows down, and cruise along in the sunny sunshine. Sounds like a perfect drive in the car, right? If you have a solitary drive (and good weather), this is the natural bent for most people. It was for me, too. However, I have recently learned...
How Praying With Others Can Bring Restoration

How Praying With Others Can Bring Restoration

By praying with friends, you will be able to hear and see facets of Jesus that you have not yet perceived.  -Tim Keller“How can I pray for you?”To some, this seems like a simple question. Yet for others, it is intimidating. Maybe someone has asked you this question...
How to Endure Hard Trials

How to Endure Hard Trials

Hope is the consolation of the disappointed Christian and it is frequently followed by a period of waiting on God to act. When this waiting is prolonged, endurance becomes essential.Endurance is defined as “the ability to last, continue, or remain—the ability to stand...
3 Truths About Anxiety

3 Truths About Anxiety

Anxiety.It can keep you up at night, rob you of your joy, and paralyze further action.Everyone wrestles with anxiety to some extent. For some, anxiety is an ever-present companion, a signature struggle that feels insurmountable.During the times I can’t sleep, when I...
Book Brief: “A Praying Life”

Book Brief: “A Praying Life”

The summary of A Praying Life by Paul Miller that Red Barn Church put out is the best I’ve seen. Follow that link and read the chapter-by-chapter explanation. Truly, I could not have done better.So, rather than try, I would like to speak to you as a pastor. I...