Saturday Links

A Sample Prayer Plan. I thought this post was very helpful, and made be think more about the way we approach prayer. You could also combine this plan easily with the prayer app I mentioned a couple of weeks ago.

Speaking of prayer, Paul Miller’s A Praying Life: Connecting With God in a Distracting World was a book I read about six months ago and never got around to reviewing. It’s probably the best book on prayer I’ve ever read. Tim Challies has a good review, along with some wise warnings about some of the quotations Miller used. (A Praying Life is also available for Kindle).

Ordinary Pastor Erik Raymond writes about how well The Gospel Coalition has set the tone during the recent Elephant Room brouhaha. My favorite quote: “If you are a blogger governed by the cadence of crankiness then you are probably not very happy, and neither are your readers.” Yep.

While clicking around my friend Lisa’s blog, I found this post on self-esteem: Self-Esteem or Self-Worship. The emphasis on building self-esteem sounded like such a wonderful idea, until colleges started noticing that kids enter their halls expecting to be coddled. Julie points out the biblical reasons for that.



  1. Carol Noren Johnson says

    My study of Scriptue this year has pointed me to my need to improve my prayer life because I desire to be WITH God. So often blogs are INTO theology and the tension keeps me from seeking God with my whole heart. Thanks for the prayer resources, Staci. Hope you can review Paul Miller’s book.

  2. says

    Yes, I highly recommend A Praying Life as well. Fantastic! I’m thinking I need to revisit it soon. I will check out the sample prayer plan; I’m intrigued!