More To This

This was in a blog that I read daily, and I could not help but pass it along. Great questions. Great answers.

Long have we labeled prayer as only the petitioning, the coming with the lists and the ardent entreaties.

But if that is all prayer is, then why did Jesus pray? Why would very God pray? God need not beg of God. Prayer must be more than asking, supplication; that can’t be why Jesus prayed.

To give us an example? Yes, surely. But more.

Could prayer ultimately be about a Son wanting Father? A Son missing intimacy with His Father? A Son longing for the communion of relationship within the Godhead?

A Child coming and pressing close to Father with the prayer, “I need your face. Turn to me.”

I Just Wanna...

"Dream Away" by Skyler Stonestreet


There is nothing more humiliating, nothing more painful than exposing the deepest, darkest parts of your heart to strangers. And yet, I do this every day as a writer and performer. There is something about the pain that is rewarding; the masochistic, repetitive exchange of numbing and feeling that draws me in for more. It is haunting. This revealing of myself is my own superpower: the fact that I can cause myself pain and defeat and delight and freedom all in a matter of three minutes. It goes beyond that, however, into the small room in which I write. Thinking back on my own former victories and failures. Something about digging up everything I’ve stuffed in the back pocket of my mind drives me. It is this that encapsulates songwriting. Don’t believe anyone who would tell you otherwise. I do not believe they know.

“Being a writer is one of the most masochistic endeavors. I love to hate it. It's a crossword puzzle with no answer in tomorrow's paper.”
"What is it that drives a highly motivated overachiever to look at his own potential destruction as excitement and as a potential release?"
–John Mayer

"You Are For Me"

by Kari Jobe


by John Mayer