The Written Prayer 2

Nineteenth-century missionary Andrew Murray is one of my favorite authors. My high school mentor, Bobbie Trull introduced me to him by suggesting we read together his best known work, “With Christ in the School of Prayer.” Evidently Bobbie learned to write out prayers from Andrew Murray as every chapter ended with a prayer. As a sixteen-year-old girl, these prayers greatly …

Stimulating Spiritual Hunger 2

In the early 70s, I first heard about the concept of praying God’s Word. As a teenager, I didn’t know how to navigate the large, mysterious book called the Bible, so I purchased my first “Jesus Person Pocket Promise Book” for help. Seemed that small topical segments would be inevitably easier to pray than searching for references in the concordance …

Stimulating Spiritual Hunger – 1

  Life in Asia rarely resembled this picture. It was often tedious and challenging. Christian resources were few and my time in the Word was often very dry. I knew that connection to the Vine was the lifeline to my spiritual growth, but I often moaned my passivity and disinterest toward a daily devotion.   Ring a bell?   Just …