Prayfit Daily:

Shackles and Heavy Burdens

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went to a solitary place, where he prayed. –Mark 1:35 Read: Mark 1 Way back in the day, I would often incorporate various tools and tactics into my training in order to become stronger, better. One of my favorites […]

The Captain

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” –Romans 8:1 Read: Romans 8 Yep, I’m too predictable, aren’t I? As I do each year, I’m celebrating the beginning of the Major League Baseball season. Of course, many of you know we’re thrilled that the Boys of Summer have taken the field. […]

We Want To See You

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord. I want to see you. Some praise and worship songs just have their way with me. And yesterday, as a young 12-year old sang that song before the congregation, it took on new meaning. As far as the sermon, well, it was ideal for you and me. Pastor […]

Grace Puts Faith To Work

What a week. Anybody care to sigh with me? Do me a favor as you read this sentence and join me in a big, deep breath. Inhale……exhale-uhhhh. How’s that? I can almost feel your collective participation. Thanks guys. Friday is always a good day for a recap, but if you’re like me, recaps are tough […]

I Run…

We needed a little good news in the Peña home and last night we got some. Loretta, the runner in the family, got a much-anticipated e-mail from the New York City Marathon Organizing Committee. They wrote simply, “Congratulations, Loretta! You’re in.” Indeed, come November, my wife will be running the five boroughs. And I, of […]

Adopted, Home

“And since we are his heirs, we are his children.” –Romans 8:17 Read: Romans 8 She didn’t know what was happening. After only a few weeks, her original owner wanted nothing to do with her and somehow that message reached my wife at work. Free to whoever wants her. Next thing I knew, a stranger […]

National Measures

One common way that national viability is measured is through gross national product, or GDP — the market value of all officially recognized final goods and services produced within a country in a year, or other given period of time. In the United States, as of 2011, health spending in this country was at 18 […]

A PrayFit Special Announcement

Hey everyone. We missed you! A couple weeks ago, we signed off so we could do a little housekeeping on the site to get ready for a special announcement. Well, if were a newly renovated home, please think of me as the one with the special honor of opening the front door. It’s a […]

Carry Me, Daddy

Carry me, Daddy, she says with outstretched and exhausted toddler arms. Oh just carry me Daddy. Reaching down to pick her up, her Papa knows whose arms she needs. So sweet. And while I may never hear those words, I’ve said them. Wait — no — I’m saying them.

Grace In Numbers

“But he gives us more grace.” –James 4:6 Read: James 4 Max Lucado once wrote, “Grace is the voice that calls us to change and then gives us the power to pull it off.” I thought of that quote yesterday while going through the vast number of prayer requests; each name was mentioned out loud […]