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Granbury, Texas, United States
I love God and His people; starting with Yvette, my wife since '77, our family, congregation, community, state, nation, and continuing around the world.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Guidelines for Participants in Corporate Prayer Meetings by Eddie Smith

I think the following should be considered when participating in corporate prayer meetings, so that everyone in attendance can be effectively involved.

by Eddie Smith
·       Come prepared to pray by stirring up your faith.
·       Sit together.
·       Speak up while praying because others cannot agree with what they cannot hear.
·       Pray simply and conversationally, while avoiding "preachy" praying and ministerial tones.
·       Keep prayers concise, clear and to the point.
·       Don't read long passages of Scripture.
·       Don't pray as you would in your private devotionals or pray through your personal prayer list.
·       Ask God; don't explain things to Him.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

RESPECT: Wisdom From The Jungle

“Do not fish here!” the villagers angrily told us.  “This is where our ancestors live.”

Puzzled by these words, it was explained to me that these people believed their deceased relatives had come back from the dead to live as catfish in that part of the stream.  Not to be deterred, my African friends tried fishing again a short distance downstream.  To my amazement, we were left alone to enjoy our afternoon pastime even though we were sure that those same “protected catfish” could swim to where we might be able to catch them.

As a 9 year old, I learned from these older youths that rather than mocking, disrespecting and arguing with adults we thought were silly and superstitious, we simply made their requested adjustment and still got to fish a short distance away.