Pocket Call

Pocket Call

What do you do when you receive a pocket call?

1st of all, it depends upon what you are doing when you receive it, doesn’t it?

Of course, the #PocketCall normally comes when you’re busy.

And they don’t leave a message which can be frustrating.

But let me make a brief suggestion.

If you are wondering what to do, and if you have an extra 8 or 9 seconds, call the person who just called you. Before you get off the phone take a moment and pray for them.

Hmm, what? Do you expect me to add more to this post? Why? I think we have just covered everything . . . by you praying for that person . . . who just interrupted your day.





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NDP Prayers

Praying WHOSE WILL for our Nation?

This year’s National Day of Prayer is 10 Days away.

Whose will, will you pray?

Let me ask you this way, is your will always God’s will?

Of course not!

But how do you know?

This video reminds us of some incredibly cogent words from Dr. Charles F. Stanley. They’ll sober you, and my conclusion may tick you off.

But it’s only a 3 minute video.

Do me a favor, SEEK THE LORD FOR HIS WILL, and then pray THAT, on the National Day of Prayer.




Mark is the Founder of Common Thread Ministries, and
Georgia State Coordinator for the National Day of Prayer
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Pastoral Prayers

Pastors’ Sunday Prayers Have Purpose.

Thank you to my last 3 speaking engagements I have been able to watch 3 masters pray with purpose.

  • My Pastor (The Midtown Bridge), Milton Campbell
  • Antioch Baptist Pastor, Gary Hartman
  • Britt David Baptist Pastor, Tim Jones

Each of these three men demonstrated what we often see lacking in our churches, namely, “Purposeful Pastoral Prayer.”

Usually, Sunday morning prayers merely transition us from one part of the service to another. Not for these three guys, and I hope, not for you!

So, let me ask if your prayers are the same week, after week, after week, after week, after. . .

Think about the following prayers:

  • Your Sunday School Teacher’s Prayer
  • Your Deacon’s Offering Prayer
  • Your Worship Team’s Ending Prayer
  • Your Pastor’s Closing Prayer
  • Your Own Personal Prayer Before a Meal
  • Your Own Personal Prayer at Bed-time


Hey, I’m hitting me too.

Come-on, change it up a bit. Actually think about your prayer next time.




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April Fool’s Day

My dad’s been in heaven for a few years now.

Between him and I, April fool’s day was a big deal. I have some GREAT memories of him getting me, and me getting him. And I’m unashamedly proud of us that for the last decade of his life, we decided that April 1st we would never talk to each other. We just couldn’t trust each other (LOL, that thought still makes me smile).

One year he got telephone calls all day long about the classified ad which told everyone he had to sell, immediately, his late model Cadillac for $500.

One year I was living in Denver CO. and he called that morning saying he and mom were flying out that day. I started to tell him all the great things we could do, when he said, “Mark, it’s April fool’s day.”
Ohhh, baby, that one hurt.

I look back at April 1st with fond memories of me and my dad.

Do me a favor, FOR ME AND MY DAD, go out and make a memory.