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Some Assembly Required

Do you want to see a father’s face go ashen? Position yourself nearby as he discovers three words on the box of a just-bought toy: “Some assembly more

Simple, Powerful Prayers

James 1:17 says, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation more

Pray About Everything

The moment you sense a problem, however large or small, take it to Christ. “Max, if I take my problems to Jesus every time I have one, I’m more

Prayer Wimps Anonymous

I’m a card carrying member of the PWA: Prayer Wimps Anonymous. Can you relate? We pray–we pray to stay sober, centered, solvent. We pray when t more

A Father to the Fatherless

Psalm 34:8 says, “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” A glimpse of God’s goodness changes us. If He is only slightly stronger than us, why more

Unnecessary Messes

A lot of us make unnecessary messes. But we can change that. May I make a suggestion? Before you face the world, face your Father. Take this more

God Cannot Be Contained

Most people have small thoughts about God. In an effort to see God as our friend, we have lost his immensity. In our desire to understand him, w more

“Oh, Daddy!”

When my eldest daughter was 13, she flubbed her piano piece at a recital. The silence in the auditorium was broken only by the pounding of her more

Approaching God

Jesus invites us to approach God the way a child approaches his or her daddy! And how do children approach their daddies? I went to a schoo more

Prayers Aren’t Graded

Jesus downplayed the importance of words in prayers. We tend to do the opposite. The more words the better! We emphasize the appropriate prayer more

God Chats in the Closet

Religious leaders loved to make theater out of their prayers. The show nauseated Jesus. In Matthew 6:6 He said, “When you pray, go into your room, more

A Whispered Reminder

In Matthew 6, Jesus prayed, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” A more

Be Honest — Honest to God

Prayer really is simple. Resist the urge to complicate it. Don’t take pride in well-crafted prayers. Don’t apologize for incoherent prayers. No more

Become as Little Children

We prayer wimps fear “mis-praying.” What is the expected etiquette and dress code for prayer? What if we kneel instead of stand? Jesus’ more

Recovering Prayer Wimp

Yes, I’m a prayer wimp—but a recovering prayer wimp. Not where I long to be, but not where I was. Before amen—comes the power of a sim more