prayer from the cell: pretending

Are you tired of pretending?Tired of pretending you have faith? Tired of pretending you are straight? Tired of pretending you are happy? Tired of pretending you love your church? Tired of pretending you want to live? Tired of pretending you are content being what everybody wants you to be?True release from these stresses comes from admitting the truth... admitting it as in letting it in, welcoming it, and permitting it... allowing it to do its work.You are who you are. Perfectly and … [Read more...]

prayer from the cell: my birthday

Yes it's my birthday today. Thank you everyone for your friendship! Please, if you haven't already, come join me over at david hayward. … [Read more...]

prayer from the cell: small boxes

Have a beautiful Sunday living outside the box! I am.By the way, there are many of you I would like to see over at I actually think, "This person would really benefit from this site!" But I'm not going to tell you who you are. … [Read more...]

prayer from the cell: team player

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prayer from the cell: o god

Sometimes no words except these two.Surrounded by darkness with only dim light.Cries for help of any kind.Help us emerge from the deadening night.I provide transition support. If you want to make arrangements to talk, email me.┬áMy BOOKS.My ART. … [Read more...]

prayer from the cell: unlimited

This is one of my first "prayer from the cell" several years ago.It is an attempt to express the fact that we tend to our spirits only when convenient or affordable.I have two books published and available on Amazon: CLICK HERE!Check out my online art gallery where you can purchase originals and prints! … [Read more...]

prayer from the cell: oh the numbers

When I was in my last year of high school I was good friends with Janice. I remember we were at a party. We got into a conversation about God because she knew I was going to go to Bible College and she asked why. She had gone through so much suffering in her life that she decided there must not be a compassionate god. She added force to her argument by pointing out all the atrocities around the world throughout history. She flatly said, "David, there is no god!"After the party when I was … [Read more...]

prayer from the cell: which word doesn’t belong?

It is not helpful to be theologically lazy. It does not contribute to the conversation to dilute truth and make it palatable for everyone. It doesn't help when everyone conforms their ideas to make a soupy stew of tasteless substitutes.What I mean by this prayer from the cell is that I just can't simply say, "You're evil. You're going to Hell!" Or "You didn't accept Jesus Christ as your own personal Lord and Savior. You're going to Hell!" Neither am I willing to say, "God is good. There can't … [Read more...]

prayer from the cell: family plan

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prayer from the cell: you are

Sometimes I just can't articulate.But then That Which Cannot Be Named is beyond articulation.Words always skirt what they point toward.They are never dead on.But words are all we have if we care to try to communicate the Love the overflows our hearts...... when it does. … [Read more...]