A Christmas Prayer

Guideposts has been around a long time. What follows is a story by Fay Angus from 1992, recently unearthed in a search for Christmas decorations. Enjoy!   “A Celebration of the Star” She was a small girl, standing lonely on the sidelines. As the other children took turns to try whacking down the piñata, her…

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Rest Within Your Work

“Let us therefore labor to enter into that rest . . . .” — Hebrews 4:11 (KJV) In my many years practicing medicine as a physician assistant, I found the clinic work day was rarely long enough to finish everything I was expected to do. Now that I’m a writer and prayer minister/Biblical counselor and…

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Are You Your Own God?

Have you ever run into the old “brick wall” that stopped your progress cold? How about a “marsh” that slowed your steps? Did you ask God what you should do or did you decide to take matters into your own hands?   This frustrating behavior pattern is rampant in those of us who have had…

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Lessons from My Cat

I’ve read lots of articles about how children can show us lessons about having a relationship with God. Some have even written about what they learned from dogs. But cats? Absolutely!

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Holiday Blues

What do you feel when you are facing the winter holidays? Is it a “Hallmark” time for you, or more of a “Nightmare Before Christmas”? Thanksgiving and Christmas are supposed to be filled with happy family gatherings, good food, thoughtful gifts, and romantic gestures. That is, according to the advertisers. We’ve been fed a bill…

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Where Does Your Value Lie?

I recently was reamed by someone who thought I shouldn’t charge for my services as a Biblical counselor/prayer minister. The next thing I knew, I was having serious doubts about my own value. My rates are low, my experience is wide, and my ability to hear from God is deep. But was I valuable enough…

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Is God Your Daddy?

When I was young, I felt as though all the talk referring to God as “Daddy” were irreverent at best and blasphemous at worst. How could people talk about the Creator of the Universe in such a common term?

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Is Your Soul Like a Weaned Child?

I wonder how many people have the mindset that a good relationship with God should be easy: He is Love. He doesn’t judge us harshly for our shortcomings and sins. He calls us “Beloved.”

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How Can I Improve my Relationship with God?

In the series on Loneliness, I talked about loving by laying down your soul. Of course, most of the emphasis was on doing this for other people. But what about loving God? Is that just a feeling that comes and goes? Is it something you have to drum up? Well, there is some effort involved.…

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A Religion or a Relationship: Some Suggestions

Another description of Christianity is this: Religion is man trying to reach God while Christianity is God reaching for man. What do you think? Is your Christianity more religion or relationship? Of course, a relationship with God is like any other relationship–it can have ups and downs. There can be times when you are frustrated…

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