Reflection for Thanksgiving Day

Reflection for Thanksgiving Day Psalm 100:1-5 Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. Psalm 100:4 On this Thanksgiving Day, Americans are encouraged to pause and give thanks to God. In his Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1863, President Abraham Lincoln wrote: “The year that is [Read More...]

Developing an Ear to Hear the Holy Spirit (Part 2)

When I lived in California, I frequently walked along the beach at Crystal Cove State Park when I needed to get away and pray.

Part 16 of series: How Does God Guide Us? In my last post, I talked about how important it is to quiet our hearts if we’re to receive guidance through the Holy Spirit. I suggested that literal silence, such as what we might experience on a silent retreat, helps promote internal silence. But how is [Read More...]

Praying for Political Leaders from “The Other Side”

A worship service at Irvine Presbyterian Church

Praying for Political Leaders from “The Other Side” 1 Timothy 2:1-4 Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. 1 Timothy 2:2 Yesterday, I offered a reflection in light of the celebration of Independence Day in the United [Read More...]

A Prayerful Reflection for the Fourth of July

Monuments of Washington DC from Arlington National Cemetary

A Prayerful Reflection for the Fourth of July 1 Timothy 2:1-4 Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. 1 Timothy 2:2 Today is Independence Day in the United States, a day of patriotic celebrations for citizens in [Read More...]


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