Prayfit Daily:

Who Am I?

For his entire life, Jean Valjean ran. From his past, from guilt, shame, and from his accuser, Javert. Javert – who preferred to address Valjean by his prison-issued convict #24601 – made it his life’s purpose to never let Valjean forget the past, the guilt, the shame and the law he broke. And in a […]

What Prison?

Meet Jean Valjean. A just-relased prisoner. A vagabond with a past. No room in the inn. Nobody to take him in. Until he knocks on the door of a bishop named Monseigneur Myriel. Valjean tells the bishop his story and the bishop gives him a seat at his table, feeds him and provides a roof. […]

PrayFit Update!

I think it’s time for a theme, amen? And to that end, I’m introducing all new devotions next week with “Les Miserables” helping fulfill that need. If there has ever been a story with a message of grace, it’s Victor Hugo’s Les Mis. Unashamedly, the latest version starring Hugh Jackman is my second favorite movie […]

Me and My Drum

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, working as unto the Lord, not for men.” –Colossians 3:23 Turns out PrayFit has a theme song — a song that sums up PrayFit perfectly. My wife and friends might guess it’s a Rocky montage, but alas, no. I have one better. The Little Drummer Boy. (Pa rum pum […]

Be Born In Us

“When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.” — Matthew 2:10 If you missed Christmas Presence yesterday, we talked about the shepherds and their efforts to see the newborn King. We agreed that their best was all they had to offer Him — our pacesetters if you will, and they made it. […]

Christmas Presence

“So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.” –Luke 2:16 “What do you give to someone who has everything?” That’s a common question asked year after year by a countless number of people.  But what do you give someone who is everything? Well, that original question […]

Misfits Seldom Do

“But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.” –1 Corinthians 1:27 If he were your neighbor, you’d move. If choosing teams, he’d be the last one picked. Without a doubt, on the island of misfits he’d be king. But […]

We Shook On It

Years ago, during one of my first book tours in El Paso, I had the chance to see some family. One dear couple in particular was my Uncle Eddie and Aunt Margaret. My Uncle Eddie was my “Tocayo.” The term Tocayo means “someone with the same name.” But not only did we share the same […]

A Flood of Hope

“When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth.” — Genesis 8:11 It might seem odd during Christmas season to read about the flood, but if you live in sunny southern California, it’s pretty […]

A Healthy Conscience

“But we must hold on to the progress we have already made.” –Philippians 3:16 Read: Philippians 3 Scotty Smith recently said, “Advent requires hush and eschews rush.” With Thanksgiving in the rear-view — deep breath — it’s time to gear up for Christmas. School activities, shopping lists, travel arrangements. Add to that a genuine desire […]