Praying a Big Prayer

For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through...

It’s OK not to be OK

Grayson Murray, a golfer, who won two tournaments on the PGA tour (most recently at the Sony Open in Hawaii last January), had been open about his struggles with depression and alcohol addiction, admitting he had considered suicide at times. He said that it was OK not...

Philemon 1:6

I found Philemon verse 6 a bit of a mouthful and hard to understand. Scholars say the Greek is very hard to translate into succinct English. So I thought I would present some research to help us understand.  Translations: (ESV) and I pray that the sharing of your...

Friends

(Colossians 4:7-18) What makes a person a ‘friend’? My dictionary tells me a friend is ‘a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard.’ How often does one need to connect with a friend for them to be a ‘friend’? I have several friends who I...

Passion to make God and His word fully known

(Colossians 1:24-29) One of the most overused words that I try to avoid is ‘passion’. An article I read recently heartens me as it vindicates my point of view. James Clear, the author of the #1 New York bestseller, “Atomic Habits” writes, “Whether it’s business or...