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It’s not too late to Ctrl-Alt-Delete Your New Year

NOTE: This was posted originally in 2013, but I think it’s relevant at the beginning of any New Year, so I’m bringing it back! -my52wow January is well on it’s way, and already some of us are mourning the loss of the resolutions we made less than a week ago. I say, don’t give up … Continue reading

Prayers for Adrian Peterson and his family

Offering up prayers for Adrian Peterson and his family as they mourn the  senseless death of his 2 year old son. I keep hearing more and more about the story, and it breaks my heart. Prayers for the Peterson family and everyone who loved that little boy. Prayers for everyone who is mourning the loss … Continue reading

Prayers for Boston

Just heard the news about the tragedy at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. I am speechless. Praying in my heart for all of the runners, their families, for Boston, all those affected, and for a world that shows us glimpses of this sort of madness, every day, all over the world. Heaven help … Continue reading

Prayers for the family of Pastor Rick Warren, Author of Purpose Driven Life

I just saw the news. Rick Warren’s youngest son committed suicide at the young age of 27. It made me incredibly sad. Regardless of your opinion about his beliefs. The fact is – he has touched countless people through his church ministries, and his many books, including A Purpose Driven Life. I have never been … Continue reading

Happy Birthday to you…

8/29/12 Note:  I wrote this a year ago today…it still applies. Hug those you love. Be grateful for the good in your life. Be Blessed. August 29th, 2011 is the birthday of a giant. Yes it is Michael Jackson’s birthday – an amazing talent that we lost too soon. But more personally important to me … Continue reading

Prayers for the people of Aurora, Colorado

All day I have been watching media coverage, and reading news about the tragic shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. A gathering place for entertainment – where we tell our stories, and escape for a few hours from our realities – was turned into a place of horror. It is at times like … Continue reading

Prayers for Nigeria, and all of those affected by the crash of Dana Air Flight 0992

Disturbing reports keep coming in about Dana Air Flight 0992, which crashed yesterday in Lagos, Nigeria. 153 on the plane, and no survivors. The numbers of those killed on the ground still being counted. Prayers for all those who died, and all those they left behind. Prayers that they did not die in vain, and … Continue reading

Prayers for the family, friends, and loved ones of Trayvon Martin

Anyone who has been paying attention to the news has heard the tragic story of the death of Trayvon Martin. Here, we offer prayers – prayers for the family, friends, and loved ones of Trayvon Martin. Prayers for peaceful gatherings of those who are banding together to ask for justice. Prayers that justice is done. … Continue reading

Prayers for Whitney Houston, everyone who loved her, and everyone who was touched by her talents

May her soul rest in peace. For a beautiful tribute to the great Whitney Houston, read a touching poem written by Bassey Ikpi: Not Built To Break (A Praise Song For Whitney Houston). Huffington Post shares that “While she led a troubled life, Whitney Houston was also a woman of deep faith who found comfort in … Continue reading

Prayers for Nigeria: When religion is wielded as a weapon, nobody wins.

If there is one thing I have learned from My 52 Weeks of Worship it’s that it is possible for people of all different faiths to live together, love one another, learn from one another, and respect each other. I found out about the bombings in Nigeria early Christmas morning, as I was wrapping Christmas … Continue reading