Prayfit Daily:

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 […]

A Prayer for Lent

For the first day of Lent, I wanted to share with you a portion of a prayer from one of my favorite writing Pastors, Rev. Scotty Smith. Dear Lord Jesus…Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent. For the next forty days we’ll have the privilege of surveying your all-sufficient cross and acknowledging our […]

Oxygen Debt

As athletes, you know the feeling; hands on your knees, trying to catch your breath after a grueling set of wind sprints. You try and stand tall, putting your hands on your head, desperately gasping for air. Before you know it, coach blows the whistle for the team to get back on the line to do […]

Great Pretenders

“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness.’” –Matthew 25:21 Read: Matthew 25 This last week marked the end of “awards season” here in Los Angeles, including the Golden Globes, the […]

No Strings Attached

4:00pm (Yesterday). I’m polishing my shoes, straightening my tie and Loretta is making some last minute decisions on earrings. We’re dressing up. And soon my beautiful bride and I will likely be the most unrecognizable pair at the party. My name is not in lights or surrounded by a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, […]

Prayers For Gail

Friends, I received this email day before yesterday from a friend… Hey Jimmy, I hope this email finds you doing well. Going to cut right to it… My dad took my mom into ER over the weekend, a CT and X-ray later = pancreatic cancer. Never saw it coming, healthy woman. Words cannot describe what […]

Light Your World

We’re people watchers — me and my best pal, Ms. Josey Wales — and last night was no exception. Sitting outside Trader Joe’s waiting for mama to finish shopping, we watched all sorts of people. Some of them even noticed Josey’s grey beard and eye brows. We took it all in. But then we watched […]

Stay Hungry

“And I do not want to send them away hungry, for they might faint on the way.” –Matthew 15:32 Read: Matthew 15 I bet they couldn’t get enough. In fact, the sun had set three times and I wonder if they even noticed. Who was this man? The words, the wisdom, the…grace! Indeed, I bet […]

A Powerful Statement

“Come, house of Jacob, and let us walk in the light of the Lord.” –Isaiah 2:5 Read: Isaiah 2 Walking is a powerful statement. Come to think of it, there are a few biblical faces I wish I could see as they put one foot in front of the other. Try to imagine Abraham’s anguished […]