Category Archives: Devotional Thots

Assorted thoughts arising from my devotional times, sometimes original, sometimes quoted.

Childlike Qualities for Effective Prayer

Part 3 – Childlike Trust Young children are most often at risk, because they trust. Parents and life in general, teach them to NOT trust everyone. What a moment when I got pulled over on the highway for traveling faster … Continue reading

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Childlike Qualities for Effective Prayer (2)

Part 2- Childlike Helplessness One of the childlike qualities that will make prayer effective is the recognition of our “helplessness”. Most of us have grown up in an environment which has taught us to be autonomous, and ruggedly self-sufficient. How … Continue reading

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Childlike Qualities for Effective Prayer

Part 1- Introduction For several months now I have been studying and teaching about prayer. During this time, I have found that my prayer life has been refreshed, and revitalized. My consistent prayer has been: “Lord, teach me to pray!” … Continue reading

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A Foolish Question? NOT!!!

As a coach, I am vitally aware of the fact that we are not always clear about what we really want. I have seen many conversations start out in one direction, then suddenly clarity comes, and the real subject show … Continue reading

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Year End Reflection

As we approach the end of one year, and the beginning of another, it is a good time to reflect, and rejoice. When we are facing the hardest thing, God’s most gracious provision is often a friend to share it … Continue reading

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Christian Music ??

Or listenting to music “Christianly” Music has incredible power to pass the normal security checks set up within our minds. Hear the music of a song you knew 40 years ago, and all the words come magically back to mind. … Continue reading

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Almost Persuaded

15 Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. 16 But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. … Continue reading

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When Facing Trials

Advice from Andrew Murray, when facing trials. You are in this straight place by Divine appointment. You are here in His keeping. He will keep you by His grace and love in this situation. You are here for His training … Continue reading

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SOLITUDE AND REPLENISHMENT

Some people never really rest. They are so busy with the activities of life that they appear to be a blur: always on the way to somewhere; never slowing down. Jesus did not have that problem. He purposely sought solitude … Continue reading

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Kissed and Tucked in

Psalm 121:3  New King James Version (NKJV) He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Bob McAllister met Rusty Wellborn on death row. Bob was the Assistant to the Governor of South … Continue reading

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