Prayer

Daily Bread

There is a restaurant in Claremont that I really like called Le Pain Quotidien. The name means “The Daily Bread.” I thought about Le Pain Quotidien this morning as I was reflecting upon the Lord’s Prayer: “Give us this day our daily bread…” Freshly baked…

Waiting in God’s Presence

I read a portion of Richard Foster’s Devotional Classics* this morning in my quiet time. I read about Madame Jeanne Guyon, a French woman who spent nearly twenty-five years of her life imprisoned in Vincennes and the Bastille because of her religious beliefs. A gifted…

Ways to Pray

In preparing to speak with a women’s group on the topic of prayer, I used a “why pray/how to pray/when to pray” format. I was most amazed by what I learned about in fleshing out the “how to pray” portion of my presentation.  It seems that…

Covered in Blood

Ezekiel 16 is a tragic love story of epic proportions; here is how it starts: “On the day you were born, no one cared about you. Your umbilical cord was not cut and you were never washed, rubbed with salt, and wrapped in cloth. No…

Shield of Prayer

In the movie 300, King Leonidis is approached by a badly-deformed hunchback who wants desperately to fight in the Spartan army against King Xerxes. King Leonidis is impressed indeed with his ability to wield the sword with his properly-formed and well-developed right arm, praising him…