Reckless Prayers by T. L. Wiens             I’ve grown up in the church. Since I was little I’ve heard Jesus described as my brother and friend. Lessons on prayer included phrases like, “you can talk to Jesus like you would talk to a friend.” And I think this is true.… Continue reading RECKLESS PRAYERS


A Song Prayer by T. L. Wiens We often sing songs that use words from the Psalms. Many of these are prayers—the heart’s cry from God’s people. I don’t always think about that as I follow the words and attach them to melody. But today, as I was humming to myself, it hit me—this is… Continue reading A SONG PRAYER


Fear by T. L. Wiens It’s always easier to see things from the outside looking in. Recently I watched someone close to me fall into a vortex of fear. He went from a man of faith to a man stumbling over the most basic of Christ centered principles. His eyes are wild when I see him… Continue reading FEAR


Loving the Enemy by T. L. Wiens My son was being bullied to the point that he was ready to take a gun to school. I’d become a fixture at the school trying to get it to stop. Nothing was working. It was at this point that I turned to prayer. I had prayed about… Continue reading LOVING THE ENEMY


Let Him In by T. L. Wiens A long long time ago A Babe was born in Bethlehem And the world didn’t know What they had Today a Saviour waits For every soul to let Him in But the World doesn’t know What they have These are the words of a song I wrote many… Continue reading LET HIM IN


A Miracle Story by T. L. Wiens We celebrated my mom’s 75th birthday this year. It was wonderful to gather with family and remember. But for me, this celebration, as every birthday celebration with my mom, was special. I wasn’t born when my mom’s heart troubles began. In those years, doctors didn’t know what to… Continue reading A MIRACLE STORY


Unable to Trust by T. L Wiens “Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;… Continue reading UNABLE TO TRUST


Missed Blessings by T. L. Wiens A friend of mine told me that she welcomed September in the grips of a depression wave. It tossed her this way and that before she realized, this wasn’t something she could fight alone. Soon after confiding in a close friend, the battle began to turn and my friend… Continue reading MISSED BLESSINGS


A Long Distance Hug by T. L. Wiens I hadn’t seen him in years. Life had taken us to different geographical locations but many of our life journeys had common themes. I knew that from updates on Facebook. He threw his arms around me and held on. I can’t remember the last time I received a… Continue reading A LONG DISTANCE HUG


Misdirected Prayers by T. L Wiens Our pastor announced that a missionary had lost his wallet. He asked us to pray for the immediate return of this lost, most likely stolen article. Nothing within me felt at peace as the pastor bowed his head and asked for just that. What if the wallet was gone for… Continue reading MISDIRECTED PRAYERS