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Prayer, Plain and Simple

Prayer, Plain and Simple

January 1970 Archives

Nestor Kirchner, Former Argentine President, Dies

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Argentina is in shock today. Former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner, died suddenly of a massive heart attack Wednesday. The leftist Kirchner, 60, was current President Cristina Fernandez’s husband and was considered the leading contender from the dominant Peronist party to […]

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“Boomer Sooner Bummer?”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Shame by association seems to be sweeping the Sooner Nation today. Jeffrey Landrigan, who escaped from an Oklahoma prison in 1989 then robbed at gunpoint and murdered an Arizona man, was executed last night uttering his last words, “Boomer Sooner.”  […]

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Nigeria Cholera Epidemic

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Nigeria is in the midst of its worst cholera outbreak in many years. Nearly 40,000 cases and more than 1,500 deaths have been reported in 2010. The number of cases this year is nearly three times the total for all […]

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Torrential Tuesday: Wild Weather Assails the Nation

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Powerful storms are raging across much of the country today. Rain and powerful winds, flooding and even snow storms are forecast. “Peace, be still! God, we pray today for all those caught in the path of powerful storms today. Keep […]

Triple Hit in Indonesia: Quake, Tsunami and Volcano

posted by Mark Herringshaw

A powerful, 7.7-magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami that pounded villages on remote islands off western Indonesia today. The waves killed at least 113 people and scores more are missing. Indonesia suffered a second major natural disaster today when Mount Merapi, […]

A Prayer for Those Waiting/Preparing to Adopt a Child

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Brian and Lisa are ready for a child. Like many couples they expected to bring a boy or girl into the world in the conventional way. That didn’t happen. Now, some years later they’ve embraced the option of adoption and […]

Cholera Hits Haiti

posted by Mark Herringshaw

An outbreak of cholera is spreading across central Haiti and raising fears that the dreaded disease could reach the vast tarp tent camps that shelter hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors in the capital, Port-au- Prince. By early this morning, […]

A Prayer for Those Starting a New Business

posted by Mark Herringshaw

My friend Jeff was out of work for 18 months. His unique set of experiences, training, and education was both an asset and a liability: In this economic environment is particular field just wasn’t providing many openings for him. It […]

Have We Slept Through the Apocalypse?

posted by Mark Herringshaw

  Reprieve! Looks like the end of the world may have already happened, and we all blinked and missed it…  It turns out the ancient Mayan calendar, thought be some to predict the apocalypse does not end come to an end […]

“Stained” Glass at the Crystal Cathedral

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The Crystal Cathedral has filed for bankruptcy protection. Trustees of the glass megachurch in Orange County decided to file for Chapter 11 after some of its creditors sued for payment. Creditors could be owed between $50 million and $100 million. […]

A Prayer for Those Trying to Sell a Home

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Our home is for sale. Interested? It’s a great place and a great deal… Let me know. I can set you up. Of course, it’s a lousy time to be selling a house. We don’t have a choice… We’re moving […]

Prayer for Philippeans Typhoon

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Super Typhoon Megi is buffeting the Philippines today. It’s the strongest storm to hit the region in years. Rains across Vietnam swept away a bus and left 20 people missing, including a girl pulled from her mother’s grasp by the […]

A Prayer for Engaged Couples

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Yesterday, our daughter Elisabeth announced that she is engaged to be married to Andy. Ellie and Andy spent yesterday making the rounds to their family and significant friends to share their news.  I’ve never seen her more radiant, and I […]

Bold Move: The 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Goes to a Chinese Dissident

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today. The announcement, blacked out across China has infuriated the Beijing government which condemned the selection as a “blasphemy” and described Liu as a “criminal.” 54 year old Liu, […]

“Cigar Guy”- He Ain’t What he Seems

posted by Mark Herringshaw

A Daily Mail photographer snapped this amazing picture at the Ryder Cup of Tiger Woods blowing a golf shot. The ball is headed directly at the camera and in fact, actually hit the lens, but not before the unflappable journalist caught […]

St. Francis of Assisi and the Blessing of Animals

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Yesterday, October 4th was the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. Christians around the world celebrated Francis’ amazing life and teachings on parish lawns, city parks and even at the altar of some daring churches by bringing their dogs […]

Previous Posts

A Prayer for Google-Eyed Parents
If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. (James 1:5) “I am the Lord who heals you.” (Exodus 15:26) We had dear friends, parents of two toddlers, stay with us for two weeks recently. I couldn't help but notice ...

posted 1:07:01pm Aug. 04, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer to Learn to Pray Without Distraction
Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. (Colossians 4:2) If you are like me, you struggle with staying focused when you pray. The answer is simply this:  keep the thanks flowing! As we lift up the people in our ...

posted 2:25:46pm Jul. 31, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer for Grace and Peace
May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.   (1 Corinthians 1:3) Seventeen times in Scripture, the writers of the epistles bless their readers with these two virtues:  Grace and Peace. When we look at the deeper ...

posted 10:14:35am Jul. 30, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer for an Obedient Heart
If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully keep all his commands that I am giving you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the world.You will experience all these blessings if you obey the Lord your ...

posted 12:56:59pm Jul. 29, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer to Grow Old Gracefully, Fruitfully, and Strong
Even in old age they will still produce fruit;     they will remain vital and green. (Psalm 92:14) I will be your God throughout your lifetime— until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you ...

posted 1:47:16pm Jul. 28, 2015 | read full post »

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