Entries Tagged 'Faithtree'
Jim Krenning and I reflect on the prayer walk before we jump back into the journey for one more loop on the “prayer walk trail.” It isn’t too late to share this wonderful time in prayer with our God during the FaithTree Online Community Prayer Walk!
Let’s turn to Romans 12:11-12 and think about what God calls us to and how we get to see that at the FaithTree Online Community Prayer Walk day today.
It’s FaithTree Online Community Prayer Walk day… 🙏🚶🏻 So, as we come to the afternoon, I wanted to share a bit of encouragement on prayer from Psalm 141.
20 Years ago today, FaithTree.com launched as the world’s first (and, I think, still only) customizable Christian portal. 🎉 At the time, I didn’t really think about what it would be like if I were still developing it two decades later, but here we are. The original concept for FaithTree was modeled after classic portal sites such as My Yahoo and My Netscape. Over time, it also became a full fledge RSS news feed reader and, later, spun into an outreach ministry, FaithTree Christian Fellowship.
20 years is too big of deal to let go by without a major celebration, don’t you think?
This month I’ve been adding new features to celebrate this special milestone, starting a few weeks ago with the all new FaithTree WeatherDesk, with free forecasts all around the world and the unique “Weather in the Bible” feature that shows you a verse that ties into your current weather.
I have a few more planned in the coming days of celebration, but one I cannot wait to share with you launches RIGHT NOW on the anniversary day itself: FaithTree Grow.
FaithTree Grow brings together sermons, devotionals and articles from friends of FaithTree (including Bible Baptist Church, Little Hills Church and Harvester Christian Church) alongside FaithTree’s Bible search tool that lets you explore God’s Word and find messages related to the passages you look up. I hope you take a look and that this new feature blesses you as you explore how God is speaking through believers around our community!
Today is FaithTree’s second ever online prayer walk and several hundred people have already spent time going through a loop of prayer prompts that help us to think about what to pray for, listened to encouraging devotionals from God’s Word and shared their own prayer requests. It isn’t too late to take part (if you are reading this on August 20) and you don’t have to live in St. Louis to take part — we have people from all over the world participating! Check it out here
Those of you who are involved with FaithTree likely know that George Haynes, who had been very involved with FaithTree for much of its story as part of the worship team (percussion), a behind the scenes helper and simply a smiling presence, had been battling brain cancer since last fall. While the brain cancer had paralyzed George on his one side and forced him into a skilled care facility, he had continued to be active via online means and was largely physically OK. Sadly, despite his facility going into lockdown towards the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, George somehow contracted it and had spent the past few weeks in the hospital; the last few days his situation had grown worse and — it still feels hard to believe I am writing this — George went into the presence of his Savior this morning.