Attention Please: Jesus is Teaching Us How To Pray

Keith KettenringBible Insights, Christian Living, Prayer & Fasting, The Uncommon JourneyLeave a Comment

Prayer is a mystery to me but not to Jesus. He knows what prayer is and how to do it. He knows everything there is to know about prayer. Our understanding of prayer is nothing in comparison to His. He is the teacher, we are the kindergarten students – maybe not even that developed – more like infants learning to … Read More

Battling the Passions Towards Victory: Dispassion

Keith KettenringAncient Paths, Christian Living, The Uncommon Journey2 Comments

Wednesday morning, during the intercessory prayer portion of my time with God, the names of three couples jumped off the prayer list. They are all former church leaders (pastor, elder, deacon) all securely married two years ago, who are now divorced or going through a divorce. God’s mercy can be experienced whether married or divorced. However, I know each of … Read More

Aspiring To Lead A Quiet Life

Keith KettenringChristian Living, The Uncommon JourneyLeave a Comment

,,,that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind our own business, and to work with our own hands, as we commanded you, that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing. 1 Thessalonians 4.11,12 I read and meditated on this passage Wednesday morning. Something (or Someone) significant pulled at my … Read More

Exploring the Most Subtle Enemy of Effective Training For Godliness

Keith KettenringChristian Living, The Uncommon Journey2 Comments

I have an issue when it comes to moving forward on my spiritual journey. When I renew intentions for some aspect of my life – spiritually, physically, financially, emotionally, or vocationally – I inevitably begin to compare myself to others. I do this to give myself reasons to slough off. I can always compare myself to someone who is not … Read More

Ask Questions to Move Forward on Your Spiritual Journey

Keith KettenringChristian Living, The Uncommon JourneyLeave a Comment

I’m reading a book by journalist Warren Berger entitled A More Beautiful Question. It is a fascinating look at the powerful nature of questioning to ignite change in companies, schools, and individuals. Deep and imaginative questioning can help us identify and solve problems, develop life-changing ideas, and pursue fresh opportunities.  Berger presents a “Why/What If/How” system of inquiry that guides … Read More

The WOW Strategy for All of Life

Keith KettenringChristian Living, The Uncommon JourneyLeave a Comment

Are you tired of the same old information for Christian living and spiritual growth rehashed and repackaged again and again? If you’ve observed the direction of evangelicalism the past 4-5 decades you’ve seen this happen. Speakers and writers try to convince us that what they have is new and more effective for living as a Christian. Better worship experiences, discipleship … Read More