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Prayer, Plain and Simple

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January 1970 Archives

Blessed are the Ignorant? Christians Don’t Know Much About Religion

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Protestants and Roman Catholics don’t understand as much about major religions as atheists, agnostics, Jews and Mormons. A new survey by Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life tested Americans’ knowledge of religion found that many respondents could not even […]

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Bishop Eddie Long’s Real Sermon – Aimed at Me

posted by Mark Herringshaw

As Yogi Berra said, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” The buzz around Bishop Eddie Long’s “denial” yesterday to fight allegations that he lured young men into sexual relationships has left me with the same sadness, embarrassment, and anger I’ve […]

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Praying for a Change in Iran

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Iran is in dangerous hands. Delegates from the United States and other nations walked out of the U.N. General Assembly yesterday in protest of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s fiery rant that criticized Washington, Israel, capitalism and the United Nations itself. […]

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See You at the Pole…

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Christian students across the country are gathering at their schools this morning to pray before classes began. The annual “See You at the Pole” rally musters students to meet around their school’s flagpole to publicly seek God, pray, read scripture and […]

In the Wake of Suicide: Pray for Friends of Kenny McKinley

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley was found dead in his apartment Monday in an apparent suicide. McKinley was 23. McKinley’s death is the latest in a series of tragedies that have hi the Broncos. Cornerback Darrent Williams was shot […]

Herriman Fire Miracle

posted by Mark Herringshaw

A massive wildfire has hit Herriman, Utah. 1,250 homes have been evacuated and several have now been destroyed. Salt Lake county residents have been asked to stop using cell phones to free u the lines in case of emergency. High […]

Temper Tantrums at the Polling Booth

posted by Mark Herringshaw

America, hold your breath, and count to 10! Our country seems to be throwing a fit of anger, and it’s time to step back a moment. The mood is palpable. People are ticked and scared and lashing out at anything “establishment.” […]

Jewish New Year and the Creation of the World

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New year is the anniversary of the creation of the world. In 2010 it’s the year 5771. The festival will last two nights, preparing the way for Yom Kippur, the Feast of Atonement which begins 10 […]

Burning Koran Puts American Soldiers Lives in Jeopardy

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Gen. David Petraeus , the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan today warned that a Florida church’s threat to burn copies of the Koran would endanger U.S. troops in the Middle East and could pose danger for Americans worldwide. […]

Labor Day: Rest to Work, not Work to Rest

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Happy Labor Day – a time to rest. Traditionally this is how it works. We labor; then we rest. We push and pull and put nose to grindstone, then when we’re spent and finished with the job, we pull up […]

Environmental Activist Takes Hostages at Discovery Channel

posted by Mark Herringshaw

A man identified as James Jay Lee, who once protested the Discovery Channel, has stormed the network’s Maryland headquarters carrying a gun. He apparently has a bomb strapped to his chest. Witnesses say he has taken a small number of […]

President Obama’s Speech Shifts Responsibility

posted by Mark Herringshaw

President Obama has announced the official end of U.S. military actions in Iraq. 50,000 troops will remain behind because Iraq hasn’t yet formed a coalition government and the threat of violence from insurgents remains high. We’re leaving having spent blood and […]

Previous Posts

Learning To Love Yourself
To acquire wisdom is to love yourself. Proverbs 19:8 Loving and forgiving others is a skill that few of us fully perfect. Loving and forgiving oneself is no less of a challenge. Reading in Proverbs today, this Scripture stood out as though I ...

posted 2:49:01pm May. 27, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer to Remember The Fallen
There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends." John 15:13 "The Lord cares deeply when his loved ones die." Psalm 116:15 "...That from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they ...

posted 12:12:34pm May. 25, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer for Victims of PTSD
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. (Psalm 32:8) The Lord is well aware of our need for compassionate eye contact. Looking into the eyes of a fearless person has power to ...

posted 12:44:13pm May. 21, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer to Promote Peaceful Plans
"Joy fills hearts that are planning peace!" Proverbs 16:20  "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 What are you plans ...

posted 11:12:52am May. 20, 2015 | read full post »

A Gardening Tip from the Bible
May the nations praise you, O God.     Yes, may all the nations praise you. Then the earth will yield its harvests,     and God, our God, will richly bless us. (Psalm 67:5,6) We have a large garden that yields us great fruit (and ...

posted 11:47:32am May. 19, 2015 | read full post »

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