An Advent of Growth – Week 2

But who can endure the day of [Christ’s] coming? Who can stand when He appears? For He will be like a refiner’s fire or a launderer’s soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; He will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver… “I, the LORD,

An Advent of Growth – Week 1

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. Revelation 4:11 NIV In [Jesus Christ] was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the

Simply Thankful…

 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I

Lighting a (Sometimes) Foggy Path

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up… 1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV   (EDITOR’S NOTE: This week, His Own Heart Ministries invites you to join us as we take a look into a local ministry dedicated to helping others find their physical – and spiritual – ways home.) So there I

Worth the Walk – Part 3

Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. 2 Corinthians 7:1 NIV This week, His Own Heart Ministries wraps up its Worth the Walk series with a look at the role of repentance in the life of

Worth the Walk – Part 2

Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast?  If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door;  it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.” Genesis 4:6-7 NIV

Worth the Walk – Part 1

Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast?  If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door;  it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.” Genesis 4:6-7 NIV

Ability, Disability, and Jesus in the Church

As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 1 Peter 4:10 NASB (FROM HIS OWN HEART MINISTRIES: The following post by Carole-Anne Hallyburton appears as an article in this month’s issue of Journey Christian Magazine, a Scripture Awakening publication and

Finding “Jesus in Me” – Week 3

We, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18 NIV (FROM THE PUBLISHER: While His Own Heart Ministries received an uncorrected proof of Jesus in Me for review and does

Finding “Jesus in Me” – Week 2

That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, “You must be born again.” The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from

Finding “Jesus in Me” – Week 1

But the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will help you remember everything that I have told you. John 14:26 AMP (FROM

The Chaos Chronicles: Part 3

[Jesus said], “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do… Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  If you ask me anything in my

The Chaos Chronicles: Part 2

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies— in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong

The Chaos Chronicles: Part 1

(FROM THE PUBLISHER: This post was originally published three weeks ago as the first of a three-part series. Due to technical issues with its host server, however, His Own Heart Ministries has been unable to publish to its website since that time. For this reason, we are running the post again this

Considering the Theology Study Bible

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105 ESV His Own Heart Ministries is buried in research as we gear up for our next series of devotional posts. In the meantime we’d like to share this review of The NIV Theological Study Bible with you.

Three Floors – Still One Story

I [John] warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book,  and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree

Just One Name…

Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the Name that is above every name, that at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the

The Lowdown on Freedom

What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by

Five Beautiful Birthmarks

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that [Christ] might be the firstborn among many brothers. Romans 8:28-29

Commissioned with Purpose

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[ the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. Matthew 28:19-20 ESV  It was a balmy morning four years ago

Journey-ing through God’s Story

Now the word of the Lord came to [Jeremiah], saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Then [Jeremiah] said, “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth.” But the Lord said to

Friends, Fellowship & THIS Friday Night…

Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! Psalm 150:1-5 ESV If

High-Five (with a Twist) to Moms!

Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. Exodus 20:12 ESV It shouldn’t surprise me that He did it again. But He did again. And it came as a total surprise. So a word to fellow Christian writers out

Are You Keeping in Step?

(FROM THE PUBLISHER: His Own Heart Ministries is pleased to the following post, penned by Eileen Guyadeen and initially published on her blog, Quiet Moments with God.) Walking Together We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. Whoever says, “I know him” but does not do what

The LORD is My Shepherd: Oh No He Didn’t!?! Part 2

(This week’s image courtesy of Pembrook cards.) …if  you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. Romans 10:9-10 ESV

The LORD is My Shepherd: Oh No He DIDN’T!?! Part 1

The Shepherd lays down his life for his sheep. John 10:15 NIV If you’ve followed this series, The LORD is My Shepherd, for any length of time, you’re probably well in tune with the rhythm of the past six posts of this blog. But in honor of what’s known as Holy Week – those

The LORD is My Shepherd: What Does That Make Me?? Part 3

…we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them… Ephesians 2:10 ESV Wow…Week 6. It’s difficult to believe, but that’s exactly where you and I stand today as we celebrate Lent 2019 together with His Own Heart Ministries. The fact that

The LORD is My Shepherd: Pausing to Praise Him

(Jeff and Sheri Easter photo courtesy of bsaworld.com) Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. Revelation 4:11 KJV As sheep in the tender care of Jesus Christ, you and I get to

The LORD is My Shepherd: What Does That Make Me?? Part 1

Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Psalm 95:6-7 ESV His Own Heart Ministries is humbled and overjoyed that you’ve chosen to join us as we celebrate Lent 2019

The LORD is My Shepherd: Are You Pulling the Wool? Part 3

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Psalm 23:6 ESV Can you believe we’re about to wrap up the the first leg of our annual Lenten series here at His Own Heart? It’s absolutely true. During this third week, we

The LORD is My Shepherd: Are You Pulling the Wool? Part 2

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You  prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Psalm 23:4-5 ESV Welcome aboard the voyage through the second

Are You Pulling the Wool? – Part 1

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still water; He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Psalm 23:1-3 ESV Finally…it’s here. His Own Heart Ministries has been excited for some time about this year’s seasons of Lent and Easter;

The Boundary Debate: Why I Like the Apostle Paul

…we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.  Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of Him

Back on Track!

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. (Romans 1:18-19 ESV) FROM THE PUBLISHER: His Own Heart Ministries thanks each of you

A Special Announcement

We hope you’re having a prosperous 2019!
Amazing things are astir with His Own Heart Ministries. For starters, we’ve been gifted our very own new and professional logo for the foundation! This is something we’ve desired for a long time, and we’re bursting with excitement at the thought of sharing it with you.

(Most) Everything I Needed to Know…

May my teaching drop as the rain,     my speech distill as the dew, like gentle rain upon the tender grass,     and like showers upon the herb. Deuteronomy 32:2 ESV Editor’s Note: The content of this week’s post was published as a Letter to the Editor in the January 2, 2019 edition of

Circle … Full But Not Finished

I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, ‘You are my servant’; I have chosen you and have not rejected you. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen

Week 4: An Advent of Giving – The Gift of Love

…the angel said to [the shepherds], “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is the Messiah, Christ the Lord…” Luke 2:10-11 NIV What better way to conclude

Week 3: An Advent of Giving – The Gift of Joy

The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him. For this is what you asked of the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said, “Let us not hear the

Week 2: An Advent of Giving – The Gift of Peace

And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord,and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;for he who is mighty has done great things for me,and holy is his name.And his mercy is for those who fear himfrom generation to generation.He has shown strength with

Week 1: An Advent of Giving – The Gift of Hope

“So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, ‘Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, a nd

It’s Here! An Advent of Giving … and Truth

And going into the house, they saw the Child with Mary His mother, and they fell down and worshiped Him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered Him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. Matthew 2:11 ESV It’s here! And it’s all about Him! There’s excitement in the air this time of year at His Own

Wise Servants and Gratitude

…Well done, good and faithful servant. Matthew 25:21 ESV Just a little over 10 days ago on November 7, Christ-followers – and likely heaven itself – celebrated what would have been the centennial birthday of the Rev. Billy Graham. At the time, His Own Heart was scurrying to wrap up its series,

The Difference Maker – Part 3 of 3

Then I will go to the king, though it is against the law, and if I perish, I perish. Esther 4:16 NIV Okay, I get it. Esther 4:16 isn’t a usual answer to the request that a Christ-follower name a go-to passage of Scripture. But then the series we’re wrapping up this

Week 4 – PRAY-ing to Make a Difference

Our God is in heaven; He does whatever pleases him. Psalm 115:3 NIV Wow…here we stand on the brink of Week 4 of our effort, PRAY-ing to make a Difference! As His Own Heart nears the end of its journey toward Election 2018, I’m so glad you’re here with us for one

Week 3 – PRAY-ing to Make a Difference

Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it. John 14:13-14 NIV Thank you so much for joining us for Week 3 of His Own Heart’s series-within-a-series, PRAY-ing to Make a Difference.

Week 2 – PRAY-ing to Make a Difference

Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. 1 Peter 2:16 ESV This week, His Own Heart moves into Week 2 of its four-week journey, PRAY-ing to Make a Difference. If you walked with us through the praise portion of this

Week 1 – PRAY-ing to Make a Difference

“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.” Revelation 4:11 ESV Welcome to Week 1 of His Own Heart’s four-week journey of PRAY-ing for America; we’re so glad you’re here beside us! If you

Waiting … To Make A Difference

On one occasion, while [Jesus] was eating with them, He gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift My Father promised, which you have heard Me speak about. (Acts 1:4)  Can we be candid for a moment? There are times when I’d give anything to have been

Pausing to Make a Difference

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 It’s one thing to discuss making a difference. It’s another thing altogether

Series, Interrupted…Again

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you

Series, Interrupted

I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. Psalm 34:1-2 ESV  Recalculating… His Own Heart was set to wrap up its three-part series, The Difference Maker, this week, but when my phone signaled yet

The Difference Maker (Part 2 of 3)

And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ Matthew 25:40 It’s true that the only difference worth making is the difference we make as we follow the example of the Difference Maker. But

The Difference Maker (Part 1 of 3)

The King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ Matthew 25:40 ESV It’s true, you know: the only difference worth making is the difference we make as we follow the example of the Difference

Pleading the (Other) Fifth

Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. Exodus 20:12 ESV   The topic for this week’s blog took shape in a somewhat differently than topics generally do for His Own Heart. As a matter of fact, the planned

Giving It Your Fig’s Worth

[S]eeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, [Jesus] went to see if He could find anything on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. And He said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And His

Included from the Start

And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.” Galatians 3:8 Carol Kaminski, Ph.D., is the creator and co-writer of CASKET EMPTY, a popular Bible study curriculum that traces the all-encompassing work of Christ throughout the

The Both/And Balance of Freedom, Part 2

…walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. Colossians 1:10 ESV _____________________ God could have chosen the opposite. He had that freedom from the start. This week’s post wraps up our two-part series on The Both/And

The Both/And Balance of Freedom Part 1 of 2

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us —whatever we ask— we know that we have what we asked of him. 1 John 5:14-15 NIV (FROM THE ADMIN: Thank you for joining us

Look What He Did!

I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19 He said He was. And then He did. And here we are. So there you go. Welcome – at last – to

In the Meantime…

Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! Psalms 27:14 ESV Waiting isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. An example of this – just off the top of my head – would be if a person were switching blog hosts and the

Shepherd-to-Sheep, Part 1: Our Role, His Heart

I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding. Jeremiah 3:15 ESV His Own Heart begins a three-part series today that, from the very outset, has experienced an ironic twist. God’s ways are funny like that; just when you have your plans mapped out

Keep Digging – Don’t Ruin It!

…David did what was right in the eyes of the Lord and did not turn aside from anything that he commanded him all the days of his life, except in the matter of Uriah the Hittite. 1 Kings 15:5 ESV Was there plausible reason for David to remain at home while his

Simple as 1…2…Jesus

Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place  and gave Him the Name that is above every name,  that at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow,  in heaven and on earth and under the earth,  and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,  to the glory of God the

Am I Living Like I Know It?

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Revelation 22:13 Christ is Everything. We say He is. We sing that He is. And, as believers, we – well – profess to believe He is. Still, when I found the list below in a

Pursuing the Extraordinary amid the Ordinary

Come to Me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28 NLT) Billy Graham: An Ordinary Man and His Extraordinary God, by Lon Allison with a foreword by Dr. Leighton Ford and Jean Graham Ford; Paraclete Press. ISBN 978-1640600874. In an era of Western

It’s A Wrap: Run With It! Logistics of Lent, Part 8

Jesus said to her, “Mary [Magdalene]…Go to my brothers and tell them…” John 20:16,17 As I sit at the computer watching the sun set on what’s been a gorgeous Easter Day, wherever you are – whatever you’re doing – I pray that you know how much it means that you’ve stuck with

Worth the Trip (and the Map): Logistics of Lent, Part 7

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 Thank you so much for being here, in this week, for this post. If you’ve returned to

A Preliminary Celebration: Logistics of Lent, Part 6

…An angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. Matthew 28:2 NIV Sometimes the unfolding of an event packs a stronger punch when we first consider its details in light of the climax that results from those details. In

Tools for the Trade – Logistics of Lent, Part 5

“Come now, and let us reason together,” says the Lord.  Isaiah 1:18 Whether you’re new to the Logistics of Lent series here at His Own Heart, or you’ve returned for Part 5 this week, I so appreciate your being here. And I have to tell you, I read a book recently that

Integrity: A Sidepath – Logistics of Lent, Part 4

Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. James 3:1 This week’s post begins with a confession that has dogged me for a couple of weeks now. Shaking my head in bewilderment as to how it happened, I

Spiral Treasures: Logistics of Lent, Part 3

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Did you ever play that childhood game – maybe during recess or at Vacation Bible School – called Treasure Hunt?

Considering the Rescue: Logistics of Lent, Part 2

He was despised and rejected by mankind, a Man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces He was despised, and we held Him in low esteem. Surely He took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered Him punished by God, stricken by

First Impressions: Logistics of Lent, Part 1

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Matthew 27:46 (ESV) I will never leave you nor forsake you. Hebrews 13:5 (ESV) This week’s post will be somewhat abbreviated in length because its purpose is to preface next week’s post by drawing you into some reflection of your own as a

What Does It Matter? Nudges: Part 3 of 3

Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You

The “Nudging’ on the Mount – Part 2 of 3

Do not judge, so that you will not be judged, since you will be judged in the same judgment that you make, and you will be measured by the same standard you apply. Matthew 7:1-2 In Part One of this series last wee, we spoke of spiritual nudges – specifically the ones

SSSemi-Uncomfortable Nudges – Part 1 of 3

I call to you, Lord, come quickly to me; hear me when I call to you. May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice. (Psalm 141:1-2) Early last week, someone opened a copy of Breakthrough Prayer: The Secret of

Um, What’s Your Plan?

I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, ‘You are my servant’; I have chosen you and have not rejected you. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen

Moving Forward, Glancing Backward

(Hebrew for “Happy New Year,” pronounced “Shana Tovah”)   The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: the Lord make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: the Lord lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. Numbers 6:24-26, KJV   With the final hours of 2017 ticking away

They Dropped It All! – Ready, Set, Advent! Week 4

…the angel said to [the shepherds], “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is the Messiah, Christ the Lord…” Luke 2:10-11 Luke doesn’t spell it out quite

Ready, Set, Advent! Week 3: What’s He to You?

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I

Ready, Set, Advent! Week 2: Refining `Presents’

But who can endure the day of [Christ’s] coming? Who can stand when He appears? For He will be like a refiner’s fire or a launderer’s soap. 3 He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; He will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver… I, the LORD,

Ready, Set, Advent! Our Light; His Way

In [Jesus Christ] was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. There was a man sent from God whose name was John [the Baptist]. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that

It’s Time Again…

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. Rev. 4:11 On Sunday, December 3rd, His Own Heart begins the 2017 edition of its Advent series. – looking with expectant hearts toward the coming

Mustering Grace for Weeds

The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: the Lord make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: the Lord lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. Numbers 6:24-26, KJV It can be all-at-once the most difficult thing to do and the only thing to do: responding with grace

A Touch of Confidence

 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am

Let There Be!

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they

Reflections on Reformation – Five

While reflecting over the course of these past five days upon the Reformation of the Church, I have tried to piece together the one overarching take-away I’d like to give to anyone who happens across this blog. That take-away, as it turns out, is comprised of two parts – the first with

Reflections on Reformation – Four

  In a post published two days ago, we discussed the dedication of Luther and Erasmus to the study and preservation of ancient Hebrew and Greek – the original languages of the Old and New Testaments respectively. For Luther in particular, sound working knowledge of these original languages were a non-negotiable requirement

Reflections on Reformation – Three

Western culture has engraved in its mind this glaring image of a ride-or-die, angry and confrontational Martin Luther robustly nailing his 95 Theses to the doors of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, 500 years ago. In reality, the image is fictitious; what actually happened isn’t material for an action-adventure movie, but it

Reflections on Reformation – Two

One of the lesser-known contributions to come from Martin Luther’s efforts to challenge the Christianity of his day was the translation of the entire Bible into German from its original languages. Translating the Old Testament in this manner necessitated an adept knowledge of the ancient Hebrew language while translating the New Testament

Reflections on Reformation – One

As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation of the Church, I find a number of statements from Martin Luther to remain eerily as true today if not moreso than when he penned them. Tonight, I’m posting the first of several of these. This one brings to mind the dangers that

Day 30: A 30-Day Conversation – Prayerful or Powerless?

 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. (Romans 8:17) As we come to the end of our journey through A 30-Day Conversation, our final passage-of-focus offers a

Day 29: A 30-Day Conversation – Have You Heard?

  Come and hear, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me. (Psalm 66:16) Please read and reflect on today’s passage-of-focus followed by lyrics and link to audio of the following song of worship, then document your PRAYER conversation for the day based on your

Day 28: A 30-Day Conversation – Reciprocal Devotion?

And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. (John 14:13-14) As we near the end of our journey together through A 30-Day Conversation, I’d like each

Day 27: A 30-Day Conversation – Wide-Eyed Wonder

Artwork credit: “In the Arms of Love” – Greg Olsen  And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:8) Please read and reflect on today’s passage-of-focus followed by lyrics

Day 26: A 30-Day Conversation – Caller vs. Calling

Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” (Matthew 14:29-30) When you read the story that unfolds as Peter walks on water (Matthew 14:22-32), does your

Day 25: A 30-Day Conversation – Always in View

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. (Romans 8:26) Please read and reflect o today’s passage-of-focus followed by lyrics and link to audio of the following song of

Day 24: A 30-Day Conversation – All-Weather Praise

Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity? (Job 2:10 NKJV) The lyrics we considered during yesterday’s segment of A 30-Day Conversation is one that I chose ahead of time for that specific date. First of all, Someone Who Cares is has long been one of my

Day 23: A 30-Day Conversation – A Confidant Who Cares

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:6-7) Please read and reflect o today’s passage-of-focus followed by lyrics and link to audio of the following song of worship, then document

Day 22: A 30-Day Conversation – The God Who Hears

  Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. (Daniel 10:12) A friend of mine once commented to me that she never made intercession

Day 21: A 30-Day Conversation – Joy, Patience, Faith

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. (Romans 12:12) Please read today’s passage-of-focus followed by lyrics and link to audio of the following song of worship, then document your PRAYER conversation for the day based on your own time of reflection; in other words, from ways in which the

Day 20: A 30-Day Conversation – Active Workers

  For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. (2 Timothy 4:6-7) Writer’s note: Due to a technological issue, the text of today’s meditation is a

Day 19: A 30-Day Conversation – Grace-Filled Workers

…Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know  that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:58) Please read today’s passage-of-focus followed by lyrics and link to audio of the following song of worship, then document your PRAYER conversation for the day based

Day 18: A 30-Day Conversation – Waiting and Watching

On one occasion, while [Jesus] was eating with them, He gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift My Father promised, which you have heard Me speak about. (Acts 1:4) Wouldn’t you have just loved to be a fly on the proverbial wall during this meal when

Day 17: A 30-Day Conversation – Simply Waiting

“…In quietness and trust is your strength…” (Isaiah 30:15) Please read today’s passage-of-focus followed by lyrics and link to audio of the following song of worship, then document your PRAYER conversation for the day based on your own time of reflection; in other words, from ways in which the material speaks to

Day 16: A 30-Day Conversation – A Friend Who Sticks

…there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. (Proverbs 18:24) Thinking back over some of your own personal experiences, what memories rise within you at the mention of the word friendship? Chances are that, even in the best-case scenarios, tucked among the good experiences are a few not-so-good ones. Maybe

Day 15: A 30-Day Conversation – Our Turning Point

…there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. (Proverbs 18:24) Today we celebrate both the halfway mark and a turning point for each of us involved in A 30-Day Conversation. If you’ve stuck with the series thus far, please let me congratulate you on your accomplishment and thank you for

Day 14: A 30-Day Conversation – A Matter of Heart (Part 3 of 3)

My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.” (Psalm 27:8 NLT) More than any other words penned by David, today’s passage of focus touches my heart; further, the NLT translation of his statement touches my heart in an especially deep and

Day 13: A 30-Day Conversation – A Matter of Heart (Part 2 of 3)

Test me, Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind; for I have always been mindful of your unfailing love and have lived in reliance on your faithfulness. (Psalm 26:2-3) It’s a question that’s often asked, and its answer is often misunderstood: how in His ever-loving mind could God speak

Day 12: A 30-Day Conversation – A Matter of Heart (Part 1 of 3)

“After removing Saul, he made David their king. He testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.‘” (Acts 13:22) Can you fathom the sheer joy of someday hearing God reference you as a man or

Day 11: A 30-Day Conversation – Make It Real

  And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. (Matthew 6:7-8) Like a number of Christ-followers who attended church from the

Day 10: A 30-Day Conversation – Have You Thought?

Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. (1 Chronicles 16:11) As a follow-up to yesterday’s post and as a means of preparing ourselves to serve as heads, hearts and hands for Christ’s glory in the coming days, I invite you to join me for a simple exercise that,

Day 9: A 30-Day Conversation – Anywhere, Everywhere, Always

The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” (Exodus 33:14) Is it me, or has this week been a long one? As Texas dealt – and continues to deal with – the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey; Irma set out just on the heels of Harvey,

Day 8: A 30-Day Conversation – The Necessity of Nurtured Friendship

  Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure position. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ… (2 Peter 3:17-18) There seems

Day 7: A 30-Day Conversation – Rest and Reflect

The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him. (Proverbs 15:8)   Special Note: Today’s graphic is courtesy of https://montessorimessage.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/tree- reflection.jpg. As the first week of A 30-Day Conversation draws to a close, I would so love for you to join me is taking some time

Day 6: A 30-Day Conversation – Meet Me in the Garden

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7) The Rowan Hospice & Palliative Care team is a treasured

Day 5: A 30-Day Conversation – He Speaks (3 of 3)

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” (Isaiah 52:7 NIV) Our God reigns, and more than 2000 years after having Isaiah proclaim the message of today’s passage of

Day 4: A 30-Day Conversation – He Speaks (2 of 3)

But go, tell His disciples and Peter, “He is going ahead of you into Galilee; there you will see Him, just as He told you.” (Mark 16:7)   The message was barely a sentence long, yet it spoke volumes to Peter. As today’s post continues the topic of hearing from God, we

Day 3: A 30-Day Conversation – He Speaks (1 of 3)

    The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and sincere. (James 3:17) So far in this series, we’ve sought to establish the existence of God’s desire for communication and interaction with His children. In Scripture we

Day 2: A 30-Day Conversation – Renewal

 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is; his good, pleasing and perfect will.  (Romans 12:2) In today’s passage of focus, the Apostle Paul issues admonishes believers to maintain

Day 1: A 30-Day Conversation – Getting Started

Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God. (Genesis 6:9)  September is going to be an exciting time for our blog as we roll out a month-long series dealing with practices for a productive prayer life. We’re calling the journey A 30-Day

Looking Up in 2017

[God]who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then He said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Revelation 21:5 Over the years, I’ve come to realize that there are times when someone says just the thing I want to say…but better than I can

Day 25: Comfort and Joy

  …the angel said to [the shepherds], “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is the Messiah, Christ the Lord…” Luke 2:10-11 What better way to conclude

Day 24: Inns and Keepers

 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:7 Points to Ponder: Picking up where we left off yesterday, I would like to suggest to you on this Christmas Eve

Day 23: Love and Nectar

[John’s] father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied: “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because He has come to His people and redeemed them. He has raised up a Horn of Salvation for us in the house of His servant David (as He said through His

Day 22: Faith and Obedience

When it was time for Elizabeth to have her baby, she gave birth to a son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy. On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him after

Day 21: Blessing and Sword

At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are

Day 20: Legacy and Example

He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born.

Day 19: Darkness and Light

  Both [Zechariah the priest and his wife Elizabeth] were righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commands and decrees blamelessly. But they were childless because Elizabeth was not able to conceive,  and they were both very old. Once when Zechariah’s division was on duty and he was serving

Day 18: Re-Assess and Rejoice

In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Rejoice, you who are highly favored! The

Day 17: Repentance and Restoration

  “The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because

Day 16: Similar and Different

The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him. For this is what you asked of the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said, “Let us not hear the

Day 15: Truth and Fiction

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah;  and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I

Day 14: Was and Is (Part 2 of 2)

…I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Matthew 28:20 Points to Ponder: Before moving forward in our series, would you mind revisiting yesterday’s theme with me? The idea of Immanuel or God With Us is such an important concept for the life of a believer that I’d

Day 13: Was and Is (Part 1 of 2)

Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, “Ask the Lord your God for a sign, whether in the deepest depths or in the highest heights.” But Ahaz said, “I will not ask; I will not put the Lord to the test.” Then Isaiah said, “Hear now, you house of David! Is it not

Day 12: Prophets and Promises

The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God,  as it is written in Isaiah the prophet: “I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way – a voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight

Day 11: Faith and Hope

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 Points to Ponder: As we celebrate this Third Sunday of Advent, let’s take an imaginary journey together, traveling backward and deep into the days of a time for Israel known as the intertestamental

Day 10: Jew and Gentile

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” Matthew 2:1-2 NIV Points

Day 9: Grace and Glory

 And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for He has been mindful of the humble state of His servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is His name. His

Day 8: Image and Refinement

But who can endure the day of [Christ’s] coming? Who can stand when He appears? For He will be like a refiner’s fire or a launderer’s soap. 3 He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; He will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver… I, the LORD,

Day 7: All and Everything

…And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 Points to Ponder: When God revealed to Isaiah the prophetic glimpse of the many Names that would define the character and actions of the promised Messiah, I wonder if He specifically chose the terms in today’s

Day 6: Highways and Deserts (Part 2 of 2)

How lovely on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, Who announces peace and brings good news of happiness, Who announces salvation, and says to Zion, “Your God reigns!” Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices, they shout joyfully together; For they will see with their own eyes

Day 5: Highways and Deserts (Part 1 of 2)

…In the wilderness prepare a way for the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for God… You who bring good news to Zion, go up on a high mountain. You who bring good news to Jerusalem, lift up your voice with a shout, lift it up, do not be afraid;

Day 4: Life and Peace

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” Luke 2:13-14 KJV Points to Ponder: I’ve often wondered if the words of Luke 2:13-14 crossed the mind of Edmund Sears

Day 3: Promise and Delivery

  I will sing of the LORD’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself. You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I

Day 2: Heel and Head

  “So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, ‘Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and

Day 1: Light and Life

In [Jesus Christ] was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. There was a man sent from God whose name was John [the Baptist]. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that

An Advent of Expectation

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. Rev. 4:11 Today the Christian world embarks upon the 2016 edition of the annual season of Advent – those four flurried weeks of anticipation and

An Offbeat Request

“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of My hand.”  Jn. 10:27-28 ESV Please forgive the length of today’s blog post. I’m sending you a request on this “Election Eve”

Can We Talk?

“We will not be judged by how we lived our lives, but we will judged by what we were called to do.”  – John Bevere. Call it a dream. Or a vision. Or what you will. I’ve tried in every way to avoid putting these words to paper, but the soul-deep nudge

Is Pride worth the Peril?

Below are poetic and hard-hitting lines penned by Beth Moore. I’m sharing them here because they shed light on what may very well be one of the most dangerous strongholds of western society. Although pride can take on a number of faces – from a feeling of entitlement even to taking pride

Of Shepherds, Tents & Authenticity

With four years of graduate school freshly behind me, I now turn my attention back to the His Own Heart blog, which for far too long has gone neglected.  I will forever praise and give all glory to God for leading me through the past four years of books, papers and other

War Room video

You people have NO idea how pumped I am over this movie OR that it’s already making such headlines. Just GO!

When Backward is Forward

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. 2 Tim. 3:16 To avoid reading the Old Testament is to miss out on both rich theology and the infectious excitement of discovering the details of the merciful Master plan for our salvation. I often long to share important

This Serious Business of Fig Trees, Part 3

But the ones fell on the good ground are those who, having heard that the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.Luke 8:15 This is the third of a three-part series. Jesus calls us to bear fruit, bear fruit abundantly and bear fruit “with patience.” Obviously, as

This Serious Business of Fig Trees, Part 2

In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.James 2:17 KJV This post is the second in a three-part series. Last week’s theme of the fig tree, continued: talking the talk of obedience is an important early step on the path to striving toward a

This Serious Business of Fig Trees, Part 1

Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figsThen he said to the tree, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his

That’s His NAME

Therefore God exalted Himto the highest place and gave Him the Name that is above every name,that at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians

Birthmarks (of all things!)

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.Romans 8:28-29 It

Undeserved Rescue

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Matthew 27:46 (ESV) I will never leave you nor forsake you. Hebrews 13:5 (ESV) Reflecting upon the Easter he was asked to speak to a group of prison inmates in Ukraine, Donald M. Fairbairn Jr., PH.D., writes:“As I thought about what I might say, my

See Mary Run

  Jesus said to her, “Mary [Magdalene]…Go to my brothers and tell them…” John 20:16,17 (Brackets mine)  I think Mary ran. Oh definitely, she felt fear and confusion and wonder and a thousand other emotions when a risen Jesus called her name. But I also think the excitement of seeing the warm

A Random Thought on Freedom

Very short thought to share today as we head into Passion Week: FREEDOM has been found in the (for me) first in the Cross, but also in the unlikely element of non-negotiable obedience to God. In following daily His written instruction, then asking for and acting upon wisdom from His Holy Spirit,

Up-Time; Down-Time; God’s Time

“Come now, and let us reason together,” says the Lord. Isaiah 1:18 Delivered by the prophet Isaiah, this simple statement serves as a lead-in of sorts to the promise that through Jesus’ life, death and resurrection our sins will be forgiven, forgotten, made “white as snow.” I often wonder if the directive

Elements of Friendship

A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24 Three elements of friendship – and my Christ-given responsibility within them – have been heavy on my mind during these past few weeks. Consider, for example, how even in the

Loving wholly…Living holy…Pursuing Three-in-One

Be holy, because I am holy. 1 Peter 1:16 Have you ever found yourself wrestling with the ethics of a situation, wondering if a certain action fits your commitment to living the holy lifestyle prescribed by God? I have, so late last week when a professor offered the following contention in lecture,

A Time-Out for Thanks

Oh good…you’re back for the second week of 3:10. I’m so glad! Let’s start with a refresher reading of last week’s verse. “My determined purpose is that I may know Him, that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His

Official Launch of His Own Heart E-Devotional

Hi, and welcome to the first official installment of His Own Heart. This e-devotional is so much more than the learningproject I described in last week’s preliminary email; it’s actually something that I’ve wanted to try for some time, so I’m excited about it. I’m also excited that you’ve graciously agreed to

The Mantle Experience

Eschatology has taken on a deeply personal meaning to me in the past week. A few days ago as I passed through the living room, my eyes wandered to bookshelves that hold pictures of family members who have gone to be with Jesus. Perhaps seeing for the first Christmas season the addition of

Well-said, Mr. Thomas

Cal Thomas hits the nail on the head in his column today. Since the issue at hand has gripped my mind on several levels for the past few weeks, I’m sharing his words here on the blog with one added thought: politics, school, workplace, church, wherever – one makes a tragic mistake when one

A Quick Rhetorical Question

Birthdays have never been particularly reflective times for me…well except for the one a few years ago when from my perch on the seashore I watched God’s sun rise miraculously over God’s ocean – and marveled for the umpteenth time at the intricacies of God’s perfect creation. Last night brought a new experience with

Faith Under Construction, Part 2

You’ve probably realized – and may wonder why – I’ve labeled this entry “part 1,5” instead of “part 2.” Truth is, I’m not sure I’ve made it through the second part of  this journey of faith. Along the course of the past week, however, God has graciously given me morsels of encouragement

Faith Under Contruction, Part 1

Remember that song we learned years ago at Vacation Bible School? The words have come back to my mind several times over the past couple months: “He’s still workin’ on meTo make me what I ought to be.It took Him just a week to make the moon and the stars,The sun and

Makes me wonder …

Toward the conclusion of Beth Moore’s Bible study, “Stepping Up,” she poses a question in which she asks students to rate – on a scale of 1 to 10 – their certainty that prayer time is a two-way portal of communication between themselves and God. In other words, do we successfully balance

Checking in ….

I do know you’re there; just wish you were here because this week – of all weeks – there’s so much to tell you. God has showered blessings I would never have imagined. And you’re the next one, I just know it! Keep your chin up, your paws crossed, and know in

But What of Whims? … And Kittens?

Once today’s blog is published, I run the risk of being seen differently by some who read it. You may be one of those “some”, but know upfront that in this spot and at this moment I really don’t care. This looney, crazed, dazed and oft-confused drama-queen is gleefully – as she writes this

Motivations for prayer

Most of this blog entry appeared in my comment to a question posed on Facebook. As I began responding to the question, “What Motivates You to Pray?”, I learned that – as usual – I had more to say than expected and didn’t want to clutter the other person’s wall. What Motivates Prayer

Of Introductions and Port-A-Johns

Hi, and welcome to this Yet-to-Be-Named Blog. It’s great to have you here, and I sincerely hope you’ll read something in these words that makes you want to stick around, maybe even subscribe.Of course, it’s probably not fair to expect you to want to stick around without a proper introduction to give