Marriage Retreat: Why You Should Plan a Weekend Getaway

Want a weekend getaway? I do. How’s your marriage? Mine could be better, too. A marriage retreat could be just the thing — if only you knew why and how to plan it. Six kids and lot on my plate can cause me to lose focus on the important stuff in my marriage and family. If you think you’ve got it all under control for now, see my thoughts on How to Avoid the Parenting Blind Spots that plague us all.  Maybe what you… Read more

FaithWalkers — Prayer for Obama, Mexicans Fight Cartels without Guns, McDonalds’ Islamic Law Settlement

The FaithWalker’s Daily is a quick review of key news stories of the day from the perspective of a conservative Christ-follower living in, but not of, the world.   An Inauguration Prayer for President Obama Rather than offer a ton of links to the many stories covering President Obama’s Inauguration yesterday, I’ll simply share one: An Inauguration Prayer for President Obama. I’m sure I’ll have criticism of his policies in the coming 1,460 days remaining in his second term. But… Read more

An Inauguration Day Prayer for President Obama

Great and sovereign God, the Just Judge of all men, the Hand of Providence to which so many of our Founders appealed so often for direction and purpose, the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the One who exalts Presidents and nations for Your purposes and before whom every knee must one day bow — to you O God, my Father, I offer this prayer for the newly re-inaugurated President of the United States of America, Barack Obama. You… Read more

FaithWalkers — Obama’s Inauguration, Algerian Hostage Bloodbath, Second Amendment Rallies

The FaithWalker’s Daily is a quick review of key news stories of the day from the perspective of a conservative Christ-follower living in, but not of, the world.   President Obama’s Inauguration, Formal Ceremony Today The Basics —  President Barack Obama was sworn in for his second term by Chief Justice John Roberts yesterday, January 20, as required by the Constitution in a private ceremony in the White House. The formal ceremony on the rear of the Capitol building takes… Read more

Inaugural Prayer: What I Wish Louie Giglio Had Said in His Statement

I have great respect for Pastor Louie Giglio of Passion City Church. I was pleased to hear Giglio had been invited to pray at President Obama’s Inauguration. I was not pleased to hear that he had been pressured into withdrawing from participating due to his having once expressed the implications of his Christian faith concerning homosexual behavior. Although I understand Louie Giglio’s concerns about protests potentially distracting both from the Inauguration and his own ministry efforts, I think his decision could establish… Read more

Just How Great Is Our God?

How many times have you sung that simple song, “How Great is Our God”? Yet how many times have you invested time in prayer for a specific request and quickly added provisions, excuses, and qualifications to protect that “great” God from the embarrassment of not answering? It’s as if we’re unwilling to really let go of our prayer. I know I’ve done it. Recently, we have been praying that our house would sell. So far, nothing. I can feel my… Read more

Got Prayer? Stop Worrying and Start Praying with Confidence

What if I get it wrong? I know I’ve wondered that about my prayers at times. Am I praying for the right things? Do I even want to pray? But I suspect we all face that same question when we pray at times. We wish we could stop worrying about getting it right and start praying with confidence for what we know God wants. But how do we know what God wants? And so the worrying begins. I’ve written about… Read more

Rush Limbaugh: “You know how to stop abortion? Require that each one occur with a gun.”

I didn’t say it. Rush did. That’s Rush Limbaugh for those on the left coast. You know how to stop abortion? Require that each one occur with a gun. ~ Rush Limbaugh, show archive, Jan. 16, 2013 I know some of you, even some of my friends here on the Evangelical portal here at Patheos won’t like me saying it — but Rush is right on this one. Lost amid all the clamor about gun control efforts to supposedly protect… Read more

Remember to Stop Being Afraid with Humility

Welcome to a series on How to Stop Being Afraid with wisdom from Psalm 46. Our quest continues to step two in the journey to learn How to Stop Being Afraid. We began by exploring the call in Psalm 46:1 to remember who God is and what that means. He is both our defense and our offense. We get grounded on Him in the face of life’s chaos and overwhelming storms that the psalmist so vividly describes: Therefore we will not… Read more

FaithWalkers — Jan. 17: Manti Te’o Notre Dame Football Hoax, US Hostages in Algeria, Christian Family Jailed in Egypt

The FaithWalker’s Daily is a quick review of key news stories of the day from the perspective of a conservative Christ-follower living in, but not of, the world.   National Football Star from Notre Dame Claims to Be Victim of Girlfriend Hoax The Basics — Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o claims to have been the victim of an elaborate hoax by a female who claimed to be dying from leukemia. News of her alleged death fueled the stories about him… Read more

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