5. Prayers of a Life in Tension by Stephen W. Hiemstra

Almighty Father, Beloved Son, Holy Spirit, We praise you for being willfully present in our lives—present when we are paying attention and present when we are not. We confess our need for holiness—let your example shine through us. We confess the need to be reconciled with those that pain us and those we pain. We confess […]

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Albany

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. (Matt 6:13 ESV) Albany By Stephen W. Hiemstra Albany was a place where I learned to ride in a bright red wagon. We lived on a hill and I dreamed of riding my wagon down it. Someone told me it was a bad idea. […]

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My Name

You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. (Exod 20:7) By Stephen W. Hiemstra What is a name? Is it a blessing, a curse, or prophesy? My first name, Stephen, is a bit of each. The […]

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Tractor

And if in spite of this you will not listen to me, then I will discipline you again sevenfold for your sins, and I will break the pride of your power … And your strength shall be spent in vain (Lev 26:18-19 ESV). Tractor By Stephen W. Hiemstra I loved to stand in the back […]

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