Over the years, God has given me the privilege of listening to and counseling many people in their times of distress. I counsel more as a friend. I realize that I don’t always do it right for I am often full of my own opinions and judgments. I have also had the privilege of counseling… Continue reading Hannah’s Prayer, Eli’s Humility Leads To Blessing
I sit here in the hallways of the church right in the middle of the CAFO conference (the largest orphancare conference in the world), overflowing with about 2000 attendees. We have been listening to a multitude of stories, inspiring stories – a few were easy, but most were hard, hard stories. And, as I have… Continue reading The Prayer of My Broken Heart
Today India celebrates its Independence Day. 70 years ago on August 15th 1947, India was formally released from British domination. India has always been deeply religious, and its National Anthem reflects this. Jesus is the God who is described in this prayer, although the poet Nobel prize winner Rabindranath Tagore did not realize it. Below, I have broken down this translation along with corresponding verses in the Bible ascribing these attributes to Jesus.
Vanita’s grandmother who is 91 years old has been staying with us for the last two years. She is in reasonably good health by God’s grace, but is very hard of hearing. My daughters have been in the habit of praying with her every night before she goes to sleep. One day our younger daughter… Continue reading Sarah Rachna’s Prayer with her Great Grandmother at 6 Years Old