A God Who Hears the Cries of the Afflicted

Over the last few days, I have been following the developing news story in Syria. For those who missed it, there was a horrible massacre in Syria last Friday, which took the lives of over 100 people - 49 which, I believe, were children. I listened to the testimony of a Syrian national who questioned …

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Ask of God, Then Give Him the Glory

Today I listened to this Palm Sunday message from Willow Creek Community Church. I am telling you, my spirit was completely blessed as speaker Shane Farmer talked about asking God what you need from Him in prayer. He did not name any qualifiers, such as 'make sure you do this and this before you pray' …

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Prayer for Syria

Dear God, My heart is heavy. Sometimes I feel like it will break. Tears I can barely keep from flowing down my face as I look, and I see, my brothers and sisters losing their lives in Syria. Day after day, more and more people are taking their last breaths, slipping into eternity, at the …

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Slowing Down

In an age where everything moves so fast, it is becoming increasingly difficult to slow down and find time to sit, reflect, and be still with God. I, myself, find the need to constantly check my email, facebook, my blog stats, and so many other online stats that even when I am in the position …

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Will Evil Triumph?

God is able to change the hearts and minds of people who are bent towards evil. Yet when I look in the world and all of the things that are in it - war, rumors of war, disease, injustice, exploitation, hunger, poverty, sex trafficking, homelessness, and crime - sometimes I am not so convinced. Sometimes …

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