Category Archives: pray

Evil Lived in That House

I’m a home Stager. My job is advising homeowners, who are going to sell their houses, how to prepare their homes for the market. I walk through the house with the homeowners and we discuss things like de-cluttering, painting the … Continue reading

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Pray for me,” and other throw away lines (Mission work at work)

I’m a home Stager. My job is advising home owners, who are going to sell their houses, how to prepare their homes for the market. Before going to one of my Staging appointments, I had lunch with a Christian friend. … Continue reading

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Habits: Good or Bad?

What struck me about Rick at our first session was his transparency. It’s our second session of small group Bible study and he’s still a see-through kind of guy. Rick says, “I used to believe that I was critical because … Continue reading

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Mad, Sad & Need Help

My brother is mildly retarded, yet competent in debating politics and straightening you out about pro football team standings. He’s an encyclopedia of 80s rock music and can pronounce the names of dinosaurs as if reciting poetry. He lives on … Continue reading

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Bible Study with an Arrogant, Self-Righteous Dipstick

Our bible study group leader asked us to talk at our tables about how we’d connected with God during the past week. As facilitator for my table, I encouraged others to talk first. I didn’t want to hog up our … Continue reading

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Time to Pray for Hoarder

She pulls a long face, looks down at the table top and slumps. “I don’t take enough time to be with God.” I’ve seen this again, again – Christians beating themselves up for not spending enough time with God. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Bullied at Work

Got this text from Natalie last night: “I’m being bullied at work! Please pray for me.” I texted, “Oh no that’s awful. Document everything. Research online how to respond. I pray right now.” Then I emailed my prayer to her so she would … Continue reading

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RSVP to My Pride

As I read C. S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity, I often thought, “Man, he’s brilliant!” and admired his skill using analogies and logic to illustrate and clarify. Then he hit me up side the head with a point about pride. He writes that pride is the … Continue reading

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Burn Satan’s Biscuits!

We were sitting on our blanket which was spread on the sandy beach next to the lake. Mom, Dad, my two little brothers, and my best friend and I had to while away a few more minutes to reach the … Continue reading

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The Supernatural Download

My friend decided to go to church regularly, after a long, long dry spell of not attending. I didn’t know she’d made this decision when I invited her to go to church with me. No wonder she answered my invitation … Continue reading

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