isn't this a beautiful world? i'm from minnesota, spent a few years in alaska. two similar, yet different worlds. let's engage in some sharing together, shall we?
i'm ian. elca youth director. music lover. film director wannabe. walking junk drawer. pleased to meet you.
God’s grace and peace be with all of you.
Does God answer prayers? This is one of the hard questions of faith. Does God answer prayers?
Sometimes, we feel confident that God hears and answers our prayers. When a loved one recovers from an illness, we feel God’s presence. When a situation that’s been causing us anxiety is resolved, we believe that God has intervened. At times like these, it’s easy to believe in the power of prayer.
But other times aren’t so easy. Other times, we pray with all our hearts, but nothing changes. A bad situation grows worse. Illness claims a life. And at those times, we wonder if God is even listening. Does God even care? Or how could God hear our prayers, our pleas, and ignore them?
Such a great sermon from one of my “online pastors” :)
Pain Amidst Joy: The Paradox of Ministry
Here are two interesting articles that I just found through the Facebook timeline of a friend of…
If so, I’m glad for you. If not, what are some steps you can take or different ways of thinking you can enable today to get to happiness tomorrow?
Take some deep breaths, talk to a great person, meditate…