Praise in Prayer

January 6th, 2009

I’m teaching on prayer in Sunday School and last Sunday I used Bill Bright’s online lesson on “A Guide to Effective Daily Prayer

As part of the discussion on Adoration, I recommended to the class that they read Bob Hostetler’s article on how to incorporate praise in prayer. Bob’s approach is to praise God for a different attribute of His every day.  Bob uses thirty-one Scripture-based sentences as “praise-starters” and works through the list every month.

For example on day seven he praises God for his Trustworthiness:

Heavenly Father, I give you my praise and adoration, because you are a “faithful God, keeping [your] covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love [you] and keep [your] commands. . . .” (Deuteronomy 7:9).

Bob’s full thirty-one day praise program is here:

My Inaugural Post

January 5th, 2009

With Barrack Obama’s presidential inauguration just around the corner, it seemed appropriate to refer to my first blog entry as an inauguration.

This blog is more for me than for anyone else.  If you are interested in Christ, computers, guns, music, science fiction, or interesting products you might get something out of it, too.

As an example of the kind of interesting products I’ll mention in this Blog, check out these cool insulated drinking glasses by Bodum.  I’ve been searching for insulated ceramic or glass coffee mugs for several years with no success.  I wanted ceramic or glass because I think coffee and tea taste better in glass or ceramic.  I wanted insulated mugs because standard ceramic or glass loses heat too quickly.  These glasses by Bodum work great, look good and feel like quality in the hand.

Jeff Cooper was the father of modern defensive firearms technique.  He wrote several influential books on firearms and a collection of his essays was published under the title “To Ride, Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth.”