Christians Need A Zeal For Spiritual Children

by Kevin Burton    The kid thing, the desire to have and raise children, is something I never, never got and don’t get.     So when we look into a demand by Rachel, wife of Jacob, in Genesis chapter 30, for me it’s a study in polar opposites.     “Give me children or else I …

Have A Real Christmas My Friends

by Kevin Burton    Christmas is real. Always has been.     The Christmas they show you on the soft drink and credit card commercials, if that Christmas exists at all, it’s fleeting.     Christmas is a day we Christians set aside to remember and give thanks for the birth of Jesus. Imagine, God loving us …

Thanking God For Closed Doors

by Kevin Burton    One of my frequent prayers is that God will “open the doors that need to be open and close the doors that need to be closed.”    This is a necessary prayer because I can’t see around time corners to see the future and I’m not always so good at the …

Prayer Is Essential For The Christian

by Kevin Burton    It’s lunch time again at our school for the spiritually blind, time to refuel.    We’re in our second set of classes, heading toward graduation. This series comes from the fact that to be spiritually blind is far worse than being physically blind.    In our first semester we refueled at …

Gifts From God That Keep On Giving

by Kevin Burton    In the old days at the school for the blind in Ohio, semester break meant Christmas, time off, and gifts.    Regular Page 7 readers know I am legally blind and have had longtime hobbies and vocations in the blindness field. So I know a thing or two about blindness.    …

Prayer Needed For Tough Family Decisions

by Kevin Burton    I went literary on you last Friday.  Hope that was OK.     I wrote about my mother moving to an assisted living facility and the parallels for that move and my move to the Ohio State School for the Blind as a fourth grader in 1972 (“Love, Tears And Doing The …

Cover Your Family And Friends In Prayer

by Kevin Burton   “One of the most effective ways to pray for ourselves and for others is to pray scripture. In doing so, we echo back to God that which we know is his will.”    Those are words from the back cover of the book “Covering Your Life In Prayer: Discover A Life-Changing …

Tips For How To Memorize Scripture

by Kevin Burton    Last Friday I wrote about the importance of memorizing scripture. Today I want to pass along some tips for how to go about it.    There is no shortage of advice to be found on the net about this. I hope you find at least one or two of these helpful. …

Prayer, The Christian’s Weapon Of War

by Dane Massey    (Dane Massey is the former Pastor of Mulvane Christian Church. He is now in ministry in Houston, Texas.)      Matthew Henry said it best, “When God intends to bless His people the first thing He does is set them a-praying.”      Prayer. Intercessory prayer. Our Father desires it, our Savior deserves …