Remember being sick as a kid? If your experience was like mine, you got all of Mom's attention. Her concern was obvious as she fluffed the pillows for comfort, checked your temperature, and gave you medicine to easy your symptoms. After tubing your cheek tenderly she left you to rest. She stayed near b. Even… Continue reading When I’m Sick, I’m Just Not Me.
At our small group that I referred to in the last post, we watched Rick Warren's video on the study book, "40 Days of Prayer.' Rick Warren has the Lord's Prayer broken down into 10 beautiful, insightful aspects of prayer. Rick has broken down each phrase of the Lord's Prayer into ten prayers we are… Continue reading My Core Prayer Re: Temptation
Terry and I attend a couple of small groups that are part of our church outreach. One we lead based on the book "Life's Healing Choices" by John Baker. The other is one in which there are four couples each who have been married over fifty years. The leader of that group is a man… Continue reading The Right Way to Pray?
The Recovery Movement The term “recovery” seems puzzling in light of a person who reports a lifetime of brokenness. Recovery implies that one will return to a state of health that at one time existed. To a degree that is true. Considering that a child comes into this world as an innocent being, a restoration… Continue reading Why Do Recovery Programs Work?
I am finding Christians who desire to serve God becoming more drained and exhausted. Looking at this as an emerging symptom or pattern of a growing problem in some church settings, I spent some time pondering this and seeking input from others. Why so many weary Christians? Growing churches rely on members to serve at… Continue reading Ministry: Doing or Expressing