Category Archives: Faith

New Year’s Resolutions

Earlier this week, Randy Wray made a little post about New Year’s Resolutions that got me to thinking about a common experience we share. The tradition in most churches is to have a budget presentation at the end or beginning of each year.  Different churches follow different procedures on this, but the tradition in ArlingtonContinue Reading

Let Yourself Go

The Christmas shopping is done.  I told my brother the other day that we were on a spending diet.  After several years of working retail and now living and observing Christmas in a more affluent area than I grew up in I am just tired of the commercialism.  Is there any Christmas spirit left anywhereContinue Reading

Obstacles to Prayer, Part 3

I’m currently participating in an on line reading group that is reading Yancey’s new book on prayer.  I, like many people, would have to confess that I do not have the prayer life that I should.  I’ve evaluated the difficulty I’ve had with prayer over the years, with much guilt in the process, and haveContinue Reading

Obstacles to Prayer, Part 2

I’m currently participating in an online reading group that is reading Yancey’s new book on prayer.  I, like many people, would have to confess that I do not have the prayer life that I should.  I’ve evaluated the difficulty I’ve had with prayer over the years, with much guilt in the process, and have foundContinue Reading

Obstacles to Prayer, Part 1

I’m currently participating in an online reading group that is reading Yancey’s new book on prayer.  I, like many people, would have to confess that I do not have the prayer life that I should.  I’ve evaluated the difficulty I’ve had with prayer over the years, with much guilt in the process, and have foundContinue Reading

Budget by Faith

‘Tis mid October, and that means that most churches that work on a January through December budget are doing two things right now.  First, they are looking at how much money they have left for the rest of the year and what they still need to spend.  Second, they are looking forward to next yearContinue Reading