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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

It's a Wonder-filled Life
No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice. My body rests in safety. Psalm 16:9 My heart is confident in you, O God; my heart is confident. No wonder I can sing your praises! Psalm 57:7 Yes, you have been with me from birth; from my mother’s ...

posted 10:50:50am Apr. 23, 2015 | read full post »

Shut Up Or Shout
“Do not even talk,” Joshua commanded. “Not a single word from any of you until I tell you to shout. Then shout!” Joshua 6:10 “Be still, and know that I am God!" Psalm 46:10 The Israelites had messed up God's plan and suffered the ...

posted 1:10:57pm Apr. 22, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer to Win the Race
"...Let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects ...

posted 11:11:33am Apr. 21, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer to Stop Judging
"Even if I have sinned, that is my concern, not yours. You think you're better than I am..." ~ Job (Job 19:4,5) “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged." ~Jesus (Matt. 7:1) "God alone, who gave the law, is the Judge. He alone has ...

posted 3:46:41pm Apr. 17, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer for An Extraordinary Life
"And you should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ." ~Paul (1 Corinthians 11:1) Often we look at the apostles in Scripture and wonder at their strength, productivity, diligence and power. We sigh and say, "No wonder they were able to move ...

posted 2:33:00pm Apr. 16, 2015 | read full post »

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