The only thing the disciples asked Jesus to teach them was how to pray. “Once Jesus was in a certain place praying. As he finished, one of his disciples came to him and said, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” (Luke 11:1 NLT) And this is how Jesus replied: “This … Continue reading 12 STEPS TO PRAYING LIKE JESUS


Prayer is perhaps the greatest Christian privilege and perhaps the greatest Christian failure. I think most Christians would agree that we all need to learn more about prayer and pray more often. So why then don’t we? Let’s face it—we have some prayer hang-ups. One major reason we don’t pray better than we do, is … Continue reading WHY PRAY IF GOD KNOWS EVERYTHING?


When my son, Kevin was about four-years-old, I bought him a helium filled balloon. As soon as we got outside, he intentionally let the balloon go. He watched as it floated higher and higher in the sky until he couldn’t see it any longer. Then he exclaimed with delight, “Take care of my balloon, Jesus.” … Continue reading PRAYERS THAT GO BEYOND THE CEILING

Behind the Photo Friday: The Baby Bandit

This little story form my friend, Josie Silver is sure to bring a smile to your face.

Josie Siler

The Baby Bandit The Baby Bandit

“Josie, get out here now! Grab your camera!”

“What? What’s going on?” I asked as I got off the soft couch and looked for my camera.

“Just get out here, you’re not going to believe this!”

I hurried into the muggy July air while getting my camera ready for whatever unbelievable surprise awaited me.

“Shhh, you have to be quiet.” I was told as I neared the end of the driveway. My parents and our bulldog Quigley were at the end of the driveway all looking toward my mom’s small pond in her garden.

I moved as quickly and quietly as I could until I finally saw what all the excitement was about.

Oh this is good!

I saw something that I couldn’t have imagined in my wildest dreams. A baby racoon perched precariously on a big rock above the pond. He placed himself directly under the…

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