Only By Prayer and Faith
In thinking of how to ask for our daily bread, may we be inspired anew by George Müller and his orphanage in Bristol, England. Never asking a single person for help, George Müller put his trust and utter dependence upon the Holy Spirit’s wonderful way of working on hearts. Here, he shares his story.
How We Pray for Daily Bread
Trusting God fully means learning to ask for our bread, day by day. To those of us who live in a world of efficient farming, industrial bakeries, and super-sized grocery stores, asking for our daily bread may seem a quaint, too trivial petition. Not so, says Richard Foster in this excerpt.
Step into the Streams
James Catford shares a personal story of how Richard Foster introduced the idea of the Six Streams of the Great Christian Tradition to him. Something clicked for the young British book editor, and Streams of Living Water became a foundational work in his faith journey. He tells us why.
Kindness Isn't Quaint
“Kindness is love manifest in action,” Brian Morykon writes in this piece. When that love is expressed in unexpected or corrective ways, we can mistakenly think that it is unkind. Brian, Scripture, and Mr. Clark help us consider kindness more fully, with a special musical bonus at the end!
We Weep . . . We Dream
In a particularly Lenten declaration, a group of evangelical Christians gathered in Chicago in 1993 to pray, reflect, and consider how God’s people can live out his mandates and love to a broken, ever-hurting world. This excerpt acknowledges the need for healing and finds hope in the Healer.
A Call to Reflection and Repentance
Whether starting out the Lenten season or any time of the year, spend some time with Hildegard of Bingen. This medieval abbess has some stern words for our wayward hearts, but her ending is pure charity. Come and explore her timeless call to holiness and repentance.