Prayer for Change

"Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer." Romans 12:9-12 This week during my Starbucks hours (I feel like this is becoming a regular location in the enotes) there was a girl waiting in the drive-through line crying while talking on her phone. At the time, the line was long enough to block any through traffic in the parking lot. While she was crying, the man in the car behind her started to honk a few times at her, hoping she would pull up so he could go around. She pulls

Prayer for a Person

"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Often I have the not so polite habit of eavesdropping when I am in public places. Today during my Starbucks hours, I was listening to a group of young women that were meeting a table over from me. After sharing what was going on in life, they spent over a half an hour praying for one another. I am always amazed by the power of prayer. How, when we pray, we are completely open before God, despite the layers that we put up when we look at ourselves or when present our selves to others. The way that we become connected to each through prayer

Grief in Action

"If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it." - 1 Corinthians 12:26 No one can do everything. Everyone can do something. The shootings in Texas and Ohio have captured the attention of our nation. Once again, we hear calls for prayer vigils. Once again, we mourn the victims of senseless violence. Once again, we point fingers, dole out blame, and debate what should be done to avoid this kind of tragedy in the future. It can be overwhelming and numbing. While the temptation is to do nothing - to be resigned to living in this new reality - I remind us that God calls us to be advocates for justice and agents of compassion. God has

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