God and Siri

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Can Siri help your prayer life? Huh?  You’re probably thinking, Tom, those teenagers in your house have gotten to you or you’ve lost your marbles.   Well, both of those could be true but they have nothing to do with whether Siri (or Google or Cortana or any of the voice apps out there) can help […]

In the Mood?

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In the mood to talk to God? Shouldn’t we always be in the mood?  Eugene Petersen, in “Seeking God’s Face” says this…. “God who speaks and listens, if I waited to feel in the mood, I fear you wouldn’t hear much from me.  I need prayer to keep me freshly aware that I depend on […]

Yes, No, Not Yet, According to My Plan

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Prayer – it’s such a difficult thing.    But it shouldn’t be a difficult thing. It’s a conversation with our God.    It’s a conversation with the one who cares more deeply for us than anyone else. It’s a conversation with the one who paid the ultimate price to save me.   Not because of what I did, […]

Pray like Abraham?– Today’s Sodom and Gomorrah

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Today, I read Genesis 18:20-32 as part of my personal devotions.   A couple of things really hit me about that passage that I want to share with you. Right now, the world is full of bad news.   Adoption laws appear to be going sideways, terrorists are being truly evil, war is breaking out, innocent people […]

Roselaure––The Rest of the Story

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Thursday night (around midnight), they arrive in Miami. Cheryl and Roselaure are the first ones off the plane and there is an ambulance waiting to take them to Miami Children’s Hospital with lights and sirens going. She made it but she’s a very sick little girl. Friday morning, my alarm goes off at 6:00. My […]