Author Archives: Drew Haninger

The Bible in Two Minutes

Here is a quick overview of the Bible in two minutes. Here is the full text: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. God, then, created man in His image for His purpose and glory. Satan tempted … Continue reading

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The Earth is the Lord’s

Psalms 24:1. The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

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Why Man was Created by God

Sometimes it is hard to understand why God created man. In the beginning there was the earth, plants, animals and there was man. What is all this for and why are we here?  These are some universal questions. In the … Continue reading

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God Loves to Hear Prayer

God loves to hear prayer. He is a God who listens. Look at these verses on prayer in the Bible, God listens to every prayer.  Have this confidence that in every pray, whether it be small or large, whether it … Continue reading

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Prayer Needs the Spirit

The Spirit helps us pray. Without the feelings and words from the Spirit it is really hard to pray. Where is an easy place to get Spirit words? The Bible is in-spirited by God. So the words in the Bible … Continue reading

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Coming To The Lord

One way to come to the Lord in prayer is by calling on the lord. Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and I will shew thee great and hidden things, which thou knowest not. Also look … Continue reading

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Encouragement

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: – from Phil 1:6

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Disappointments

Never never get angry over your circumstances. That’s a hard one, but so true. God allows things that are outright hard, disappointing and just unhappy and discouraging. But God is still God, the sun still shines above the clouds. Hebrews … Continue reading

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The Bible in the Morning

The Bible is a book that tells a story. The story the Bible tells is God’s story. So the Bible is not written by God as a theology book, it is written to tell a wonderful story. So in the … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Sea in Israel

The Mediterranean Sea in Israel.

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Spurgeon and Prayer

Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892) was a man of Bible study, prayer, teaching and preaching. It has been estimated that he preached to about 10 million people. Here is a great quote on prayer from C.H. Spurgeon:  Of course the preacher is … Continue reading

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Never Give Up

Never give up. Look at Hebews chapter 11, what is the result: God wins. Through thousands of years of problems, issues and opposition, God comes out on top. So never give up.

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Where is Peace?

From Romans chapter 8, “.., to set the thoughts on the spirit is life and peace”. There is only one pace for peace, that is in God. Everywhere else is only a mirage of peace. In this world you will … Continue reading

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The Bible is God’s Story

The Bible is God’s story written from His side.  So when there is an argument between two people, each person has a side. Well the Bible is God’s side of the story. We may have our worldview and opinions, but … Continue reading

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Ok, I Am Human

Ok I am not perfect, I am human. I may try to have a long prayer time, but I get distracted by a multitude of things. My mind and thinking wanders while I am trying to pray. IT’S ALL RIGHT … Continue reading

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What is the Bible?

Wow, what a great question – What is the Bible?  The Bible is God’s Word to us. The Bible tells us what God thinks, how God feels and why He created the earth and mankind.      The thoughts of … Continue reading

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Opposition Brings Success

Right before success you face your worst opposition. Look at the Lord Jesus, He was facing death by on a cruel Roman cross, but resurrection is coming in 3 days. His resurrection makes the way for all sinners to receive … Continue reading

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Spurgeon

Spurgeon loved Bible study, prayer and preaching. Here is a great quote on prayer from C.H. Spurgeon:  Of course the preacher is above all others distinguished as a man of prayer.  He prays as an ordinary Christian, else he were … Continue reading

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Faith in Action

What is “Faith in Action”, it is just believing into Him, trusting Him and walking with Him.  It’s all about “Him”, that is its all about “Jesus”.  He is the author and perfector of our faith, the beginning and the … Continue reading

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Remember and Be Thankful

We should be thankful and remember what the Lord has done. We too easily forget all He has done. Psalms 77:11 I will remember the works of the Lord; Surely I will remember Your wonders of old. So don’t dwell … Continue reading

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Vine, Branches and Prayer

Vine, Branches and Prayer - Jesus’ Instructions on Prayer in John 15 Wow, look at vines, branches and prayer in in John 15, chapters 14, 15, 16, and 17.  In these four chapters, Jesus was trying to comfort His disciples and … Continue reading

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Set the Direction with Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer Sets the Direction for the Day. A great Bible verse is Mark 1:35, “and  rising in the morning long before day, he went out and went away into a desert place, and there prayed“.  The Lord Jesus spent time … Continue reading

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Morning Time for Prayer and Bible Reading

The morning time is an wonderful time to be with God in the Bible and prayer.  Jesus loved the morning time for prayer and Bible reading. Morning time is an awesome time to connect and be with God in the … Continue reading

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John Piper on “What is Prayer”

John Piper on What is Prayer.    This is a great message.   John says: “Prayer is intentionally conveying a message to God”

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Martin Luther Speaking to God in Prayer as a Friend

Martin Luther spoke to God in prayer as a friend. Veit Dietrich, also known as Vitus Theodorus was a German theologian, writer and reformer. Theodorus was a close friend of Martin Luther. Theodorus, talking about Luther, said, “I overheard him … Continue reading

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God Uses People Like Gideon with Little Faith

God even uses people with little faith. Do we ever wonder why God put us in some situations? Well Gideon also wondered.  Look at this Bible passage. Gideon almost gave up, until the Lord spoke to him. And after the Lord spoke, … Continue reading

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Love Endures

Our encouraging Bible verse is Corinthians 13:4,  Love endures, and is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up. The photo is a Rose from our front yard of our home in Spokane, Washington. The flower … Continue reading

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Mount Spokane, Washington

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Martin Luther on Prayer

In reading about Martin Luther, I was impressed with his perception of the Bible and his appreciation of prayer. He loved the Bible and loved prayer. Martin Luther declares that all Christians can appear before God and pray just as … Continue reading

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My Top Prayer Blogs

Here are my top or recommended prayer blogs: Morning Prayer – Encouraging Bible Verses Prayer is Talking and Connecting with God Awesome Morning Prayer Time Video John 15:4-7. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear … Continue reading

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Moose in Spokane – very small cute “little” animals

I do a lot of hiking, walking and praying on various trails in the Spokane area.  A few months ago,  I encountered two moose about 5 miles apart.  So I think it is time to write up all my moose … Continue reading

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Loving the Lord

Psalm 116:1 I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.  2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.  Psalm 116:13  I will take the … Continue reading

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The Lord is My Shepherd

1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. From Psalm 23

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Awesome Morning Prayer Time Video

Here is an awesome morning prayer time animation video. Morning time is an awesome time to connect with God in the Bible and prayer. Just before the day gets started, take time in the morning to connect with God, the source of … Continue reading

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Papua New Guinea – Garagassi Point

Garagassi Point in Papua New Guinea, a famous site where “first contact” (1870) was made by Miklukho Maklai and his shack-residence of three years. Look about 40 kilometers down the coast here, and you would find Buff village, where Brian, … Continue reading

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Martin Luther on the Bible

Martin Luther was fighting for the Bible in a day where the predominant religious mindset was that money influences God.  He wanted to focus God’s people on what the Bible says rather than on what the religious institutions taught. There is … Continue reading

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Wild Turkey Tracks in Snow at Little Spokane River

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2013 Predictions

My 2013 predictions: 1. Will the Bible still be real and relevant to us? YES 2. Will God still be real and available? YES 3. Will there still be coffee for some of us? I hope so! 4. Will God’s … Continue reading

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Jesus has Feelings of Love

Jesus has feelings and emotions towards His people. He has a loving care for His children. In John 3 …God so loved…, but in John 1: his own received him not. Luke 13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and … Continue reading

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When God speaks, He Eventually Gets His way – Jonah

God did not give-up with Jonah. He still wanted Jonah to fulfill God’s original plan, purpose or burden that God called him for.  In Jonah 3 it says that God spoke again to Jonah. God speaks again.  God again asked Jonah to go … Continue reading

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Bumps in Life

A few of us humans encounter bumps and troubles in life.  I think only about 99.9999 percent of humans experience bumps. Consider the Apostle Paul who encountered a few bumps in his life and ministry; look at Second Corinthians chapter … Continue reading

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God is Eternal

God is eternal, and powerful, He cannot be kept or contained in a box. Psalms 106:48 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the Lord. Psalms 103:17 … Continue reading

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Morning Meditation on the Word

Meditation on Bible verses in the morning is a great way to start the day and to listen to God. What does God say? God’s Word is exactly what God wants to say to us. The words of the Bible … Continue reading

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Merry CHRISTmas

Besides the stories in Matthew and Luke, we have the Isaiah Bible verse Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall … Continue reading

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Morning Bible Verses – Revelation Chapter 12

The encouraging overcoming morning verses for today are from Revelation 12.  Notice the strong overcoming words like:   salvation, strength, kingdom, power, cast down, overcome, and rule. Revelation 12:12  I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come … Continue reading

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Multnomah Falls Oregon

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Morning Scripture Verse – Revelation Chapter 11

God always wins and the Bible story has an encouraging happy ending. So God in His word, the Bible, the scriptures looks forward to the day where every evil thing is subdued on the earth. At that future time the … Continue reading

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God Sees Tears, Pain and Disappointment

When we or others cry, go through pain or disappointment, we have to remember God is here.  God actually remembers all our tears and pain. Look at the Bible verse in Psalm 56:8 … you(God) know my wanderings: you(God) put … Continue reading

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Morning Scripture Verse – Revelation Chapter 10

Revelation 10:1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: 2 … Continue reading

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Morning Scripture Verse – Revelation Chapter 9

Its sad to see in Revelation chapter nine, that after six trumpets of God, God’s judgement, that man still refuses to turn back to God. The word “repent” in these Bibles verses simply mean to turn back to God, or … Continue reading

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