14 Unconventional Signs of a Vital Prayer Life

Keith KettenringAncient Paths, Christian Living, Prayer & Fasting, The Uncommon Journey10 Comments

I once foolishly told a friend as we discussed revitalizing our Wednesday night “prayer meeting,” “Prayer is not all that important. What we need to do is study the Bible.” I couldn’t have been more wrong. This showed that I did not know prayer. Even worse, I did not know God in prayer. Thankfully, God has not allowed me to … Read More

Taking Another Look At The Benefits Of A Liturgical Prayer Life

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

Yesterday I had an email conversation with a friend who responded to the “tea” post. He gave me a brief glimpse into his morning routine which included a variety of ways he connects to God. He chooses each day how he’ll spend his time with God. I admire him for his consistency and devotion to being with God. Yet, having … Read More

Learning From Jesus That Prayer Is Relating With The Trinity

Keith KettenringChristian Living, Prayer & Fasting, The Uncommon Journey2 Comments

I want to attempt to connect some dots that will help summarize the last few posts on prayer. Dot 1, Prayer. Dot 2, Communion. Dot 3, The Trinity. Prayer is a relational love activity allowing entry into the fellowship of the Father, Son, and Spirit. Communion is “co” – with (co-captain, co-conspirator) + “union”  – onenness = being in oneness … Read More

Yes! You Too Can Have A Consistent Prayer Life

Keith KettenringChristian Living, Prayer & Fasting, The Uncommon Journey4 Comments

Generally speaking, there is nothing instant in the Christian life. Most of what you learn about your relationship with God comes over time. There may be “Ah-ha” moments that surprise and delight you. Yet, there follows the need to appropriate and practice a different set of activities until real change happens. You would like it to be different perhaps. Yet, … Read More

Evening Prayers For A Meaningful Way To Begin Your Night

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

A couple weeks ago, I posted some morning liturgical prayers in response to a fellow-journeyer’s desire for some practical ways to pray more effectively. As a result, many have benefitted from using these prayers in the morning. This makes me very happy!! A few days ago, another fellow-journeyer, who began using the morning prayers regularly, asked if I could send … Read More

A True Test of Spirituality & 6 Ways To Deal With It

Keith KettenringBible Insights, Christian Living, Prayer & Fasting, The Uncommon Journey2 Comments

I once heard Warren Wiersbe, popular evangelical writer and speaker, say that if you want to get a true picture of the spiritual life of a prospective pastor, put him on the basketball court not behind the pulpit. I agree. The true nature of a person is best shown by their interactions with others when self-control is tested. [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”] … Read More