Mark D. Roberts
May 2010 Archives

Restore our fortunes, LORD, as streams renew the desert. Psalm 126:4 Psalm 126 begins by celebrating the return of the Israelites from exile (126:1). It was a time of laughter as God’s people rejoiced in the “amazing things” God had […]

In yesterday’s post I gave a brief overview of some basic facts about Pentecost: What is Pentecost?What does the word “Pentecost” mean?What actually happened on the day of Pentecost?Should we believe that all of this actually happened?How is Pentecost related […]

My (much younger) daughter and (much younger) me in Little Lakes Valley, along Rock Creek, in California. Without a doubt, one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. The hike to this spot isn’t terribly difficult. In fact, […]

This coming Sunday, Christians across the world will celebrate Pentecost. In fact, not all Christians recognize this holiday (holy day). But it is generally honored in liturgical churches (Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, Eastern Orthodox, etc.), in Pentecostal and Charismatic churches, […]

When it comes to praying for business, I have a dream that I’d like to share with you. No, it’s not a fast-asleep kind of dream, but a vision, a hope, perhaps even a game plan. In the last couple […]

Good News for the Over-50 Crowd According to USA Today, “Daily stress and worry plummet after age 50.”  The Gallup Organization teamed up with Healthways Corp. to survey 340,000 adults concerning their psychological and emotional states. The report, published in […]

One of my favorite “quick” eating places is Panera Bread, which can be found all over the country. Now, the former CEO of Panera is trying a bold experiment in generosity. Ron Shaich has opened a restaurant in what was […]

Yesterday I began to offer some practical suggestions for pastors (and other worship leaders) who want to start praying for the marketplace and its workers. These suggestions were: 1. Look to Scripture for new insight into how business might be […]

Last week my blogging focused on the question: Why don’t we pray for business? I was especially concerned with the absence of marketplace related prayer in the context of corporate Christian gatherings for worship and prayer. When we get together […]

What If? READ Psalm 124:1-8   What if the LORD had not been on our side     when people attacked us? Psalm 124:2 Have you ever found yourself wondering “What if”? Perhaps you’ve asked yourself this question from a place of disappointment […]