How do you pray?

Everyone struggles with something at sometime.  Relationships, career, children, parents, tasks, health etc.  Mine are many and diverse.  What’s in front of me right now is prayer.  As a follower of Christ,  I’m ashamed to say my prayer life had been drier than the Sahara, narrower than a mouse trail and about as consistent as a politician’s truths.  As I read over Proverbs 3 this morning I am struck with how I have not been trusting in the Lord with “all”  of my heart and how I have been leaning on “my own” understanding. This prompted me to ask for help through prayer.  Hence my stall.  I’m tired of the shallowness and repetitiveness of my prayers.  How do you pray? Comments and suggestions are always welcome.

Proverbs 3:1-2
My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity.

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Balloon Boy – just a pop and a corn away

The story that has captivated the world for the past few days began only 6 short miles from our house.  I remember feeling so sad for the family while at the same time angry at their stupidity for creating circumstances that would allow a 6 yr old boy to fly 50 miles from home at heights of 20,000 ft.  Of course that all pales in comparison to the truth surfacing now – that it was all a hoax.  Now my heart breaks for those 3 kids.  That their parents are so narcissistic.  That their dad may be abusive to his wife.  That they may lose their kids to the state for their actions.  That their parents Richard and Mayumi Heene may go to prison.  All in the pursuit of fame and money.

No boy - just hot air

 When I was younger people used to surprise me at the evil that they were capable of, but now nothing surprises me.  I know anyone, anywhere at anytime is capable of the most heinous evil not even imaginable.   Unless people believe and subscribe to a moral idea outside of themselves there is no lasting restraint available.  We either live for ourselves or we live for God.  Even Mr. T doesn’t have enough pity for those two fools.

Life un-surance

My wife works.  She’s smart and pulls down some decent bucks.  I work too.  I pull down zero bucks.  Because I don’t get paid for my job my life insurance company will not cover me for more than 1/2 of what they will cover my wife for.   Their explanation for this idiocy is they have a formula they use.  A formula?  That’s all they will say about it.  Apparently there is only one LIC that will cover for more than that but of course it costs more.  The disdain and disrespect for the home caregiver by LIC’s really is pathetic.