prayer from the cell: silly beliefs

I wrote this as a tweet, google+ and facebook update yesterday: What we want to think is true is the root of our belief. Our belief creates whole worlds. These worlds confirm our belief. Endless cycle. I used to believe, as a child, that nothing could hurt my dad. Because, as a child, I needed that to be true. The fact that, as a child, I never saw my dad hurt confirmed my belief. In fact, the fact that, as a child, I never saw him hurt strengthened my belief in his invincibility. As the years … [Read more...]

prayer from the cell: visitation

You know, a divine visitation once in a while would be just awesome. … [Read more...]

prayer from the cell: eyes nor hands

Paul, in Galatians 4:9, says: Now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn bac k again to the weak and beggarly elemental spirits? How can you want to be enslaved by them again? You are observing special days, and months, and seasons, and years. An unhealthy spirituality is one that depends on what can be seen and touched, what can be determined and controlled, what can be known and said. It manifests itself in slavish observance.There is a freedom in … [Read more...]

prayer from the cell: has been

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prayer from the cell: for Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse died yesterday. It is believed that drugs were not the cause. The word is that she died of a massive seizure due to her excessive drinking. Amy continued her drinking even after doctors' continued warnings to stop because of the seizures.I love Amy's music. I remember the first time I heard Rehab. I loved the attitude in her unique voice. I followed her story with interest, always hoping the best for her.I'm sad she's gone. Peace, Amy. … [Read more...]

prayer from the cell: dad to dad

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prayer from the cell: how to talk

Paul in Romans 8 divulges our secret: "... the Spirit helps us in our weaknesses, for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us...". We really don't know what we are doing when it comes to prayer. So those who march back and forth with loud triumphant shouts promising guaranteed results are just fooling themselves and trying to fool you. When you are extracted from a religious community for a while (your decision or theirs) and this game is no longer … [Read more...]

prayer from the cell: accentuated

You can be honest. If the crowd asks, "Can't you just feel his presence?" and you don't, just say "No." You are in good company... from Job to David to Jesus to ML King Jr. to Mother Teresa.I already have a book of cartoons. For just $9, order "Nakedpastor101: Cartoons by David Hayward", from,, … [Read more...]

prayer from the cell: lost looking

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prayer from the cell: god bill

Jesus didn't call money "Mammon"... a god... for nothing. We assign it the same power over our lives as a god.I'm offering my services for pastoral counseling, spiritual direction, dream work, etc... Email me and we can arrange it: haywardart at gmail dot com (read more…) … [Read more...]