The Prayer Meeting

Can you imagine a church of over five hundred members holding a prayer meeting, and only two people showing up? Maybe everything is going well in this church. Nobody is ill or mourning the loss of a loved one. Everyone agrees on everything. No one outside the church is attacking it, and all hearts are … Continue reading The Prayer Meeting


Prayer for All Seasons conference in Pella

The Heidelberg Catechism calls prayer the most important part of thankfulness. Many Reformed church orders list prayer as the primary responsibility of the minister, elder, and deacon. Yet few North American churches participate in corporate prayer as much as Christians in other parts of the world. A conference on “Prayer for All Seasons” at Covenant … Continue reading Prayer for All Seasons conference in Pella

Prayer paralysis

A week ago at this time on Monday morning, I was finally getting some sleep--on a bed in my hospital room. That explains why I didn't post a meditation last Monday and why I didn't do much writing last week. (Providentially, I'd scheduled a few news articles to post on my blog.) Now, a week … Continue reading Prayer paralysis

Radio prayer time

Today's a Wonderful Wednesday because the link to my July 5 prayer time/interview regarding Little One Lost is finally up on the KCWN website! Click here and scroll down, then click on the hyperlink under my name. I really appreciated this prayer time with Evelyn, which seemed like a more God-directed approach than a regular interview emphasizing self-promotion. In … Continue reading Radio prayer time

Pleasant places, Psalm 16

For many years, I written out my prayers during times of personal devotion. I've found that this practice helps me not only see specific answers to prayer, but also to pray more intelligently while focusing on God and his glory. Instead of writing out a meditation this morning, I'm posting a personal prayer to give you … Continue reading Pleasant places, Psalm 16

Little One Lost-local launch

This Thursday, July 5, marks the local launch of my book, Little One Lost: Living with Early Infant Loss. In God's amazing providence, I have the opportunity Thursday morning to participate in an hour of prayer and discussion related to the subject of infant loss on local radio station KCWN (99.9 FM). Interspersed with prayer … Continue reading Little One Lost-local launch