The Sheikh’s son, the Ferrari and the train

Yeah, so .. this gem cropped up on Facebook and I thought I'd share what it brought to mind.  The image is of a humorous exchange between, I am guessing, a fictional Sheikh and his son who is studying abroad. ________________ Son:  Dear Father,  Berlin is wonderful and the people are really nice.  Even though,…Read more The Sheikh’s son, the Ferrari and the train

Sometimes I wish I could just text God …

So, I am sat here, with my damn phone in my hand, and thinking, "I wish I could send a text message to God.  Just to, you know, check in.  Let him know how things are.". Of course, the implied continuation of that thought is, " .. and get a quick reply".  That's the thing…Read more Sometimes I wish I could just text God …

My feeble, whispered, faithless prayer …

It's hard to figure out sometimes what is going on when we enter spiritually dry seasons in our lives.  Calling this arid, dusty spiritual time a "Desert Experience" makes it seem somehow noble and worthwhile, almost heroic.  For those going through the desert, it can be an intensely lonely time and desperate time. The Desert…Read more My feeble, whispered, faithless prayer …

The Lord’s Prayer 5/5 – Protect us from evil

Part 5. Protect us from evil. This line is translated a few ways NIV: Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. GNT: Do not bring us to hard testing, but keep us safe from the Evil One CEV: Keep us from being tempted and protect us from evil I've put several translations…Read more The Lord’s Prayer 5/5 – Protect us from evil

The Lord’s Prayer 1/5 – Our Father in Heaven

Part 1. Our Father. For Christ followers the world over, the "Lord's Prayer" is probably the most important prayer and one that is also known off by heart by many of those who don't follow Christ. The prayer in it's long original form as taught by Jesus can be found Matthew's book.  The "New International…Read more The Lord’s Prayer 1/5 – Our Father in Heaven