January 22, 2015

Terms of Endearment

I call my Uncle Billy “Uncle” even though he’s in his 70’s and I’m in my … 50’s. I call Aunt Sally “Aunt” and she’s not even my aunt. I love it when my nieces and nephews call me Uncle […]
January 14, 2015

Shared Intimacy

We hear the phrase “personal relationship with Jesus” often, and often in the form of a question, as in, “Do you have one?” This used to irritate me, when I didn’t have one. It sounded so sappy. So I can […]
August 13, 2013

The Ultimate Prayer Request

So you want me to pray for you? For what, exactly? That your travels are safe; your job stays secure; you get that contract; the sale goes through; your wife straightens up; your husband sees the light; the operation goes […]
August 13, 2013

What about Faith?

“Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you sent.”  John 17:3 Prayer is not about getting; it is about getting to know. I had a friend approach me recently […]