Breaking through to God in prayer, Part 2

Last week I mentioned that prayer is an important part of faith but is not something we can naturally master.  In fact, prayer can be downright difficult, and there are many things that disrupt an effective prayer life. Guilt, resentment, fear, and sheer laziness can all hamper a wonderful, growing relationship with our Lord.  ButContinue reading “Breaking through to God in prayer, Part 2”

J. D. Salinger Reminds us of the Importance of Engaging our World for Christ

Several weeks ago, the death of J.D. Salinger sent ripples, if not waves, through the literary world. Salinger had more fanfare in death than in life, for he spent most of his life as a recluse in the darkest nooks of New England. In fact, when I heard of his death, I immediately asked, “Oh,Continue reading “J. D. Salinger Reminds us of the Importance of Engaging our World for Christ”