Posts from October 2015

Praying in Time of Need

When do you ask others for help? I really dislike doing it. If at all possible, I would rather do something on my own instead of asking for help from someone else. Maybe it’s because I don’t want to be a burden to the other person. Sometimes, I realize I need help because of my own dumb fault and it would be embarrassing to ask for help. I feel like my prayer life sometimes follows this pattern as well. Rather…

Coincidence. Or Not.

I’m always suspicious when coincidences occur in my life. I suppose that sometimes, these coincidences are merely that: coincidences. But more often, I think something far more important is happening. Instead of coincidences, maybe these are God-ordained appointments? And when they had inflicted many blows upon them, they threw them into prison, ordering the jailer to keep them safely. Acts 16:23 Paul and Silas were preaching about Jesus when some people became upset. The crowd joined with them and before…

What is God Up To?

Stop reading and consider the optical illusion to the right. Back? Good! What do you see? Some people see a saxophone player, while others see a woman’s face. One of the interesting things about these optical illusions is that once you know what the two options are, you can usually find both of them. Are you able to see the one you didn’t see at first? This is true about lots of things. If you know what to look for,…