How to Pray for Our Governing Leaders

If there’s one thing that Christians struggle with, it’s prayer. No Christian that I know would say, “I’ve mastered prayer.” Even after spending much time with Jesus, his disciples still asked, “Lord, teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1). There is always room for growth when it comes to praying and petitioning our great God.  One […]

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Ghana Journal – Part 3

10-20-19 Suhum and Juapong, Ghana Woke up early again to get ready for church. Excited to be worshipping with African believers for the first time. We were saddened to hear that the lady we prayed for back on Thursday died this morning. This is yet another reminder that God is sovereign and has numbered our days. […]

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The Blessing of Marriage

Stephane and I were married ten years ago tomorrow – July 26th, 2008. It has been an amazing journey and I am grateful to God for my wife. Here are just a few of the things I have learned from our decade-long marriage:   The importance of praying together. Steph and I pray together every […]

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The Preacher’s Prayer

Week in and week out, the preacher has a tough job. In fact, it is an impossible job apart from work of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, preaching, from start to finish (even after the sermon has been preached), must be done in prayer. I have been in pastoral ministry for about 10 years now and […]

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Billy Graham’s Biggest Regret

As the tributes have poured in from all over the world following the death of the renowned evangelist Billy Graham, I remembered back to an interview he did with Greta Van Sustern a few years ago. In one of the questions, Sustern asked Graham, “If you were to do things over again, would you do […]

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When a Church Closes Its Doors

Last week our family had the opportunity to go to a play in Dubois, PA. We had a wonderful time watching “Anne of Green Gables” and the gal who played Anne was simply superb. As you might have guessed from the above picture, the play was in an old church which was converted into a […]

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A Simple Way to Pray

Last year I stumbled across a little book by Martin Luther called A Simple Way to Pray. The story behind the book is that Luther’s barber, Master Peter Beskendorf, asked him the simple but important question – how do I pray? Of course, Master Peter’s question resembles that of the disciples in Luke 11. After […]

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He Knows Before We Ask

A couple weeks ago we were playing in our back yard when I noticed our son John headed towards the red wagon. We store our little red wagon underneath the deck and I watched John grab ahold of the wagon and try to pull it out from under the deck. John is not quite two […]

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