The Purple Pants Prayer

When I’m out and about in my car and I see people walking down the street or standing at a bus stop, I’ve developed the practice of praying for these strangers.  For example, if I see someone smoking at the bus stop, I pray that God will inspire and strengthen the person to quit. IContinue reading “The Purple Pants Prayer”

Getting Better As Things Get Worse

Yesterday I was awake in the middle of the night listening to a sermon podcast.  I love learning and being uplifted by truth and hope.  Listening to Bible teaching redirects my mind from the latest news of problems in the world.  Then a thought came to my mind; while the world is becoming worse, ChristiansContinue reading “Getting Better As Things Get Worse”

Stop Doubting and Believe

Jesus held out his hands to His doubting disciple, Thomas.  “Put your finger here; see my hands.  Reach out your hand and put it into my side.  Stop doubting and believe.”  (John 20:27) Jesus’ resurrected body still bore the scars from His crucifixion three days before.  Why would Jesus, in His resurrected body, still bearContinue reading “Stop Doubting and Believe”