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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

This is probably the last email I will send out before the celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day on March 17th. Christ met this man in his loneliness and fear and as he turned to Christ for comfort he sensed God’s calling to go to Ireland to be a missionary (see pages 199-205 in Putting God back into the Holidays). Let us pray that all who read this email will be met by Christ in our need and also be open to His merciful plan for our lives. Your prayers are not in vain. They are powerfully used by the...

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Prayer For Our Nation


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Knowing God as Father

  Has God reminded you to pray for each other when you have been tempted? You can read about this principle in the early part of my book where I discuss “the help of your need.”  Let each of your temptations be a motivation to pray for others as God would lead you.  This prayer bond between us can enable God to be strong in our weakness. When Jesus was asked by His disciples to teach them to pray (Luke 11:1), His first instruction was to recognize God as our personal Father (Luke 11:2).  There is only one perfect Father, and when you trusted Christ, you entered into His family.  As you trust Him to teach you to pray, may you discover the joy of being fathered by Him. Each of us has also been born into an earthly family. ...

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