Prayfit Daily:

Yes, I’m Still Listening

Working and writing from home, I tend to keep the place filled with music. When I’m reflective, I’ve been known to go a little old-school (ya know, 90′s Christian). If I’m researching, it’s classical Beethoven or Tchaikovsky. For me, music just seems to help me focus on the mission at hand. One of the programs […]

They Knew What To Do

“Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” –Mark 4:38 Read: Mark 4 The disciples knew what to do. Isn’t it true? We try and relate to those great men on so many levels, but for some reason, this week’s theme on fear seems especially relatable. They knew what to do, and if you think about, […]

What Was I Thinking?

Genuine fear. That’s what I felt the day after my 12th birthday. Allow me take you back. A couple of friends and I stayed the night at a buddy’s house for his birthday. We played games, watched TV — kid’s stuff. But the next day — the day — one of us found an itzy […]

A Healthy Fear

“Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God…” –1 Peter 2:17 Read: 1 Peter 2 You may have anticipated today’s entry — for the other shoe to drop. Well, you’d be right, because there is a healthy kind of fear. Back in my heavy lifting days, after the warm-up and light sets, we’d gradually load more […]

Serious Courage

Jesus takes our fears seriously. In fact, he takes our fears more seriously than we do. Imagine that for a second. Before He left earth, He left no doubt about it. More than any other command, Jesus urged us to not fear. Of everything we know the Lord said to us while dwelling among us, […]

Fear Less

Saturday night Loretta and I joined some friends at Universal Studios. To be honest, we’re not huge fans of Halloween, but we enjoyed getting out with the gang. After dinner together, the dozen of us like Scooby-Doo and friends, gathered our collective courage and dared the various mazes designed to haunt and scare. Like, Zoinks!

Finish Strong

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” –Psalm 73:26 Read: Psalm 73 Well? Was a week at the beach? On Monday we opened with “A Strong Life” and that begged the question, “What does a strong life look like?” And since we know […]

Strong Community

“Simon answered, ‘Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” –Luke 5:5 Read: Luke 5 Smelly. Dirty. Grimy. These are just a few of the ways to describe Peter and his buddies. After all, they spent their days baiting hooks and cleaning […]

His Bird’s-Eye View

Sentimental me, but I was on my therapy walk yesterday and came upon this little guy. He was looking around but not walking. As I got close, he just turned his head and looked up at me. I slowly and quietly walked toward him and gave him a little nudge. He wasn’t up to it. […]

Pure Strength

Yesterday we touched on the idea of “A Strong Life” and I thought we’d continue the discussion. What exactly does a strong life look like? In the shortest, simplest form, the strongest life you’ll ever meet — both spiritually and physically — is one that has committed their life to Christ and is committed to […]