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Prayer, Plain and Simple

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How Can God Know Us? Search Me!

posted by Mark and Jill

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.  Psalm 139:23-24.  Nothing hinders God’s love; but I […]

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Reconciliation Is God’s Business

posted by Mark and Jill

“For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.”   2 Corinthians 5:19-20 NLT We are made in God’s image, and we are […]

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Eyes of Faith: Seeing Jesus in Spaghetti Sauce?

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Is it possible to discover God in a short stack of pancakes or cloud formation or in a paint smudge on the sidewalk? Some people believe it is. Beliefnet.com has created a new photo gallery called “Seeing Jesus (and Mary) […]

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Praying Through our National Parks

posted by Mark Herringshaw

  Ken Burns has again captivated my imagination.  I adored “Baseball,” was fascinated by “Jazz,” grieved over “The Civil War,” wept watching “The War,” and now find myself “awed” by his new documentary, “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.” The […]

Podcast about Listening to God’s Voice

posted by Mark Herringshaw

We speak to God and believe he hears and responds. Is it possible for us to hear and respond when God speaks to us? I (Mark) just completed a radio interview with Debbie Chavez based off my book, “Nine Ways […]

Nightmare Prayer

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Can God speak to us through dreams? There is Biblical precedent for it. In our family we believe God does communicate this way, and we have a vivid story in our history that demonstrates it.   I remember well the […]

God Talks Too V

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Does it ever seem as if God speaks in riddles? Do you ever wonder why he doesn’t just come out and write words across the sky for us? In Nine Ways God Always Speaks, we wonder too, and we speculate […]

God Talks Too IV

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Are there ways we can increase our likelihood of hearing God speak? I think so. In Nine Ways God Always Speaks, I offer the following: What’s the difference between those who hear him and those who don’t? It’s as simple […]

God Talks Too iii

posted by Mark Herringshaw

In Nine Ways God Always Speaks, my co-writer, Jennifer Schuchmann and I relay this fascinating story about hearing God shared with us by our friend, writer, Cecil Murphey.   My brother was maybe five feet two and weighed around one […]

God Talks Too ii

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Yes, we talk to God in prayer. Does God talk back? Here’s the introductory paragraphs to Nine Ways God Always Speaks, my second book, co-written with Jennifer Schuchmann. Some things are too good to be true: living to be 101; […]

God Talks Too i

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Prayer is just half of the equation. A relationship with God – a “friendship” as I’ve been defining it – requires communication. And communication must be two-sided. We talk with God in prayer. God hears. We believe this; that’s why […]

Previous Posts

God Can Work With Anything We Give Him
"He turned the intended curse into a blessing because the Lord your God loves you." (Deuteronomy 23:5) Need a miracle? Got fish? Got bread? Boom! God can make a picnic out of anything we give Him. Perhaps you've messed up your life beyond ...

posted 6:18:54pm Jun. 29, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer to Experience a Vibrant Life
And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and LIFE. (John 6:63) These instructions are not empty words—they are your LIFE! (Deuteronomy 32:47) Listen carefully to my words. Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep ...

posted 8:30:32am Jun. 27, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer to Think Lovely Thoughts
The Lord has given me a strong warning not to think like everyone else does. (Isaiah 8:11) Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of ...

posted 8:04:02am Jun. 27, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer for a Reality Check
“This is what God says: Why do you disobey the Lord’s commands and keep yourselves from prospering? You have abandoned the Lord, and now he has abandoned you!”   2 Chronicles 24:20 "If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much ...

posted 10:19:51am Jun. 24, 2015 | read full post »

God Cares For You – A Prayer to Believe the Truth
"The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him." (Nahum 1:7) "My people don’t recognize my care for them." (Isaiah 1:3) "...For they did not believe God or trust him to care for them." (Psalm ...

posted 11:34:56am Jun. 23, 2015 | read full post »

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