Perhaps this has happened to you. After a worship service, someone asks to have a few words with you. When you sit down together, those “few words” turn out to be powerful and troubling.
1. Prayer Doesn’t Always “Work”
If God is like Santa Claus, and prayer is a way of asking for things, then you’re going to experience a roller-coaster ride of emotions as your expectations are met and missed.
Last spring, a hollow root, twenty yards from the maple tree it once supplied with nutrients, caught fire from the small brush pile burning in our front yard.