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Category Archives: Prayer

New treatment path for Ashley Smith

After two years of struggling with Ashley’s health, we hope we have been given a clear diagnosis of inflammatory immune disease which is a severe dysfunction of the immune system. We are now working with the top specialist who has prescribed 1.) Strict diet, 2.) Medication ... Read More »

The Invisibility of Progress

Most days we are not breaking the tape of a finish line, walking across the stage at graduation, or standing to receive ovations for a job well done. Generally those moments are the rare capstones of greater accomplishments: keep running and you can finish the race, persevere in ... Read More »

Why Doesn’t God Answer Prayer? (Part 3)

This is part three in the three part series on unanswered prayer. For part one see here, and for part two see here. Christ commands us to pray boldly and pray persistently because God is a good God. What then is prayer? Is it a passionate and bold plea, or simple resignation to t... Read More »

Why Doesn’t God Answer Prayer? (Part 2)

Jesus teaches what to pray, how to pray, and why to pray. Pray boldly because God is good. Pray persistently because God is good. This synopsis of Luke 11:1-13 was the subject of yesterday’s post. Motivated by the goodness of God, we should honor Him by tenaciously asking anyth... Read More »

Why Doesn’t God Answer Prayer? (Part 1)

Where is God When you are happy and turn to him with gratitude and praise, you will be—or so it feels—welcomed with open arms. But go to him when your need is desperate and what do you find? A door slammed in your face, and a sound of bolting and double bolting on the inside.... Read More »

The Royalty of Immediate Action

Abraham was considered a prince. However, he was not royalty. No blue blood, just the hot blood of a nomad coursing through his veins. He was literally a professional wanderer, wandering at the call of God. When his wife Sarah died, he went to the land of the Hittites who graciou... Read More »