Prayer for Fathers

Heavenly Father: We praise you for being a loving father, who is a good provider, who is always present, who loves us when we are unlovable. We confess that we are frequently none of these things, not especially loving, not present when we should be, not able to see beyond our own needs. We thank […]

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T2Pneuma Releases “Prayers” in EBook

T2Pneuma Releases “Prayers” in EBook  CONTACT: Stephen W. Hiemstra, author, T2Pneuma Publishers LLC (T2Pneuma.com), Centreville, VA 703-973-8898 (M), T2Pneuma@gmail.com  CENTREVILLE, VA, 4/10/2017: Prayers by Stephen W. Hiemstra is now available in Kindle (ISBN: 978-1942199083 (ASIN: B06Y15XYPN), EPUB (ISBN: 978-1942199120). The Kindle Edition is currently on sale on Amazon.com according to T2Pneuma Publishers LLC of Centreville, Virginia. Details are available […]

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Late One Night

“Blessed are those servants  whom the master finds awake  when he comes.” (Luke 12:37) Late One Night By Stephen W. Hiemstra The day my son, Stephen Reza, was born, August 19, 1992, I was scheduled to give a nationwide, video presentation at the Farm Credit Administration (FCA). It was an important speech, in part, because […]

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Blackaby Expects Answers to Prayer

Henry and Richard Blackaby.  2002. Hearing God’s Voice. Nashville: Broadman and Holman Publishers. Review by Stephen W. Hiemstra Does God answer prayer? In October 2014, I was invited to offer comments on my book, A Christian Guide to Spirituality, at the Mubarak Mosque in Chantilly, Virginia on the day of Eid. This invitation made me […]

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Kodak Prays for the Persecuted

Betsey Kodat. 2015. Arise, LORD! Scriptural Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Herndon, Virginia: CreateSpace. Review by Stephen W. Hiemstra The annual number of Christian martyrs in 2015 has been estimated to have been 90,000 people. This estimate is a decline from 377,000 in 1970s in the heyday of world communism,[1] but it is still about […]

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Willard Hears God; Aids Dialogue, Part 2

Dallas Willard.  2012.  Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God.  Downers Drove:  IVP Book. (Goto Part 1) Reviewed By Stephen W. Hiemstra If God exists, the idea that God speaks to us is unremarkable. In the back of our minds, however, as postmodern people is the critique of Marx and Freud. Marx called faith in […]

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Willard Hears God; Aids Dialogue, Part 1

Dallas Willard.  2012.  Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God.  Downers Drove:  IVP Book. (Goto Part 2) Reviewed By Stephen W. Hiemstra Reading a book on hearing God is perhaps motivated by curiosity or guilt or just the idea that we are not always keeping up our end of the conversation. Yet the target […]

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Who is God to You?

By Stephen W. Hiemstra Trinity Presbyterian Church, Herndon, Virginia, February 18, 2015 (translated from Spanish) Introduction Good morning. Welcome to the Luncheon for the Soul here at Trinity Presbyterian Church. My name is Stephen Hiemstra.  I am a volunteer from Centreville Presbyterian Church. Today is Ash Wednesday, which is the first day of Lent.  Lent begins 40 days […]

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Why Devote Time to Daily Prayer?

And the whole city was gathered together at the door. And he healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons . . . And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed. (Mark 1:33–35) […]

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What is Your Attitude in Prayer?

“And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” (Mark 14:36) By Stephen W. Hiemstra The Lord’s Prayer radically changed the disciples’ attitudes about prayer. To understand how much attitudes had to change, think about how a first century […]

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