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

What Every Christian Should Know About Prayer

Keith KettenringAncient Paths, Bible Insights, Christian Living, Prayer & Fasting, The Uncommon Journey14 Comments

You only truly know what you experience. So when a disciple made the request to Jesus, “Teach us to pray,” Jesus did not give his disciples a book to read, a program to follow, or a video to watch. He didn’t form a small group to study prayer. He didn’t give them words to study, exegete, or preach. He gave … Read More

Getting Serious About Knowing God in Prayer

Keith KettenringChristian Living, Prayer & Fasting, The Uncommon Journey8 Comments

Since starting to establish a online platform, I receive 10-12 email messages everyday from people eager to inform and sell me their insights on how to have a successful internet platform. They’re telling me how to blog, podcast, use Facebook and Twitter, write, develop online courses and ebooks, publish, do webinars and videos, and build a recognized brand. But, none … Read More

It’s Been an Honor to Join You in Prayer

Keith KettenringChristian Living, Prayer & Fasting, The Uncommon Journey6 Comments

From February 18 – April 7, 2018 I had the honor to pray for almost 200 people every day. Names were given to me by readers of The UnCommon Journey and friends who receive the Homestead House Ministries newsletter.   [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”] Most of the names were from people I know personally. A few I’ve never met. Names came from close … Read More

How to Have A Fuller, Flourishing Relationship with God

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Living more fully into your life with Christ takes place by taking small steps. If you sense that God is inviting you to a better, closer relationship, how can you effectively answer the invitation? You cannot keep doing the same things and expect different results. That’s a description of insanity, right? If you need to know God better (who doesn’t?), … Read More

Prayer For Dummies (You & Me!)

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I was “educated” at a Christian university, Christian theological seminary, and Christian doctoral program (at another Christian university/seminary). One would think that in all the classes I took there would have been at least one class that taught students how to pray. Good grief! Prayer is seen all through the scriptures – Old & New. All the greats of Scripture … Read More

Does Your Prayer Life Need A Boost? Thoughtfully Upgrade It With A Prayer Rule

Keith KettenringChristian Living, Prayer & Fasting, The Uncommon JourneyLeave a Comment

Prayer is a mystery but it is not rocket science. You can have a vibrant prayer life filled with joy and confidence in God. My prayer life moved to another level when I established a prayer rule and practiced the rule regularly. This can happen to you as well.  [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”] A prayer rule is the outline of a daily … Read More

Hope For Those Wanting To Know “How To” Pray

Keith KettenringAncient Paths, Christian Living, Prayer & Fasting, The Uncommon Journey2 Comments

I sit on the veranda overlooking the Caribbean ocean fitfully sobbing. As a 16 year old kid, I’m alone confronting my own contemptuous selfishness, flush with shame. My parents are fully confident that God wants us serving Him in Jamaica. I’m far-removed from such certainty. But as I read “How to Pray” by R. A. Torrey, the rottenness of my … Read More