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My Fifth #PrayerofChristmas

Let there be living water flowing through us. Do a new thing in us and let it spring forth, spilling over into our families, communities, and nation! Continue reading

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My Third #PrayerofChristmas

Gracious God, Thank You for Your grace that sustains us and is sufficient for us. Thank You for not leaving us to our own devices but instead showing us again and again Your love for us. We recognize that it … Continue reading

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My Second #Prayerof Christmas

Dear Gracious and Merciful God, Thank You for the new mercies this morning. When we think about all that could have happened between last night’s going to bed and this morning’s rising, we say thank You! What a blessing it … Continue reading

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My First #PrayerofChristmas

Gracious and Loving God, On this first day of Christmas, we give You thanks and praise for the birth of Jesus– Immanuel! Thank You for being with us! Thank You for coming into this world, a refugee born in a … Continue reading

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Hot Grits Are Good for Eating

A few years ago I wrote an article titled, ā€œMore Than Hot Grits (and an Iron Skillet), which appeared in an online publication called The Vine. The publication is no longer available but recent events made me dig this out … Continue reading

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Joy in the Midst of Trouble–A Prayer

Gracious and Merciful God, You are Awesome and Mighty! Thank you for a day filled with joy and challenges. The challenges were a reminder that You are a very present help in the time of trouble. The joy was confirmation … Continue reading

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Turbulence and Tailwinds

I recently flew to Houston for the homegoing celebration of the life of a friend. His wife and I were prayer partners throughout divinity school and they were my family when I lived in North Carolina so in spite of … Continue reading

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