Category Archives: Classical Spirituality

Trouble Drives Us To God – John Trapp

The Puritans who were known for their lengthy sermons, could also capture some timeless wisdom in short pithy statements. “Trouble drives us to God who delighteth to help those who are forsaken of their hopes.  In prosperity, either we pray … Continue reading

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If … by Amy Carmichael

One of the most powerful books I have ever read is the short classic titled “If” by Amy Carmichael.  She was involved in counter-acting human trafficking in India, by setting up an orphanage to rescue girls who were being used … Continue reading

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Spend Plenty of Time with God – Oswald Chambers

Perhaps the second most popular devotional book every written was published in 1927 ten years after Oswald Chambers died quite suddenly, and is titled “My Utmost For His Highest”.  Here’s just one of many wise insights … It is impossible for a saint, … Continue reading

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A Classic Prayer from A.W. Tozer

A.W. Tozer’s writings have become classic devotional reading.  I think I now have the whole collection as I began reading his stuff and accumulating it over 30 years ago when I was still a student.  Friends have donated various books … Continue reading

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Ancient Prayers

At the EPIC (Empower Prayer in Canada) event that I am involved with this weekend, today is a major training day.  Attendees can choose from 4 topics every hour and learn about prayer in all kinds of ways.  Tomorrow will … Continue reading

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The Centrality of the Psalms

The Psalms have been called “Israel’s Hymnal”.  For 3000 years believers have been expressing the words from these songs back to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  Jesus sang the Psalms with his disciples.  He quoted them back to … Continue reading

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Attack of the African “Killer” Snails …

Barbados has been invaded by snails.  Slowly.  Literally.  As we walk about on the grounds of YWAM Barbados, we hear the crunching of shells under our sandals.  They are called African snails, and when we suggested that maybe it could … Continue reading

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