Lessons from Kayaking–Plan, Paddle, Pray

I set out from Titlow today thinking I would try to paddle across to Wollochet, about a 1.3 miles away. At first, the going was easy. I felt confident that I could make it. But after about a half mile, I started to get into some choppy water. I used the Narrows Bridge to myContinue reading “Lessons from Kayaking–Plan, Paddle, Pray”

Pray and Sing Like Paul and Silas

In Acts 16:22, Paul and Silas were beaten and thrown in jail for talking about Jesus. I guess freedom of speech has ALWAYS been under threat. But their reactions surprise and amaze me. I would have been cursing the people who did that to me, asking “What right do you have? Blah Blah Blah.” ButContinue reading “Pray and Sing Like Paul and Silas”

Prayer and the will

I’ve often wondered what the deal is with prayer. Does God really need me to tell him that something bad is going on somewhere and he needs to fix it? For instance, last night I prayed for China. I want the Chinese communist party to fall and to fade quietly into history. Why does GodContinue reading “Prayer and the will”