Poll: Spiritual Life in the Balance

The question: what part of your life is Spiritual? How much of it is spent in the basic activities we find in scripture: "...and (we) will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word." Acts 6:4 Adam walked and talked with the Lord -- a picture of private prayer Abraham walked, talked … Continue reading Poll: Spiritual Life in the Balance

“Come aside by yourselves…”

Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while. —Mark 6:31When Jesus asked His disciples to go to a deserted place and rest (Mark 6:31), He was telling them to do something that He had often done with them.  Jesus had withdrawn with His disciples to the sea (Mark 2:13; 3:7) or … Continue reading “Come aside by yourselves…”

Lost & Found – Scene 2

Jail staff were generous, giving us a full hour to visit with the first group.  After we've had prayer, some are writing their names in a little book for the meeting leader -- he and his wife are devoted to praying each week for any who've renewed or begun a commitment to Christ.  And then … Continue reading Lost & Found – Scene 2

Lost & Found, God’s Children – Scene 1

Volunteering inside is a huge blessing. We're often asked "What's it like?" So this is an "installment" in a series of posts that will paint a picture. Scent 1 -- An attempt to outline an evening with prisoners. The scene: A rural county jail. This level of the justice system - is where prisoners begin their … Continue reading Lost & Found, God’s Children – Scene 1