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Dr. Ray Pritchard Christian Blog and Commentary

Dr. Ray Pritchard

Dr. Ray Pritchard is the president of Keep Believing Ministries, an Internet-based ministry serving Christians in 225 countries. He is the author of 29 books, including Stealth Attack, Fire and Rain, Credo, The ABCs of Christmas, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, An Anchor for the Soul and Why Did This Happen to Me? Ray and Marlene, his wife of 39 years, have three sons - Josh, Mark and Nick, two daughters-in-law- Leah and Vanessa, and four grandchildren - Knox, Eli, Penny and Violet. His hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, and anything related to the Civil War.

We just received a letter from a prisoner named Phoebe. She had just finished reading "An Anchor for the Soul" and said it gave her "the insights I've been needing for my whole 20 years of life."

Apparently she was not raised with any spiritual guidance at home, which is why she liked our little "gospel book." She said,

"Thank you so much for breaking the good news down in your books, making a ton of important information easier to understand."

She started to abuse drugs a few years ago, and that's how she ended up in prison. But there is hope. "Now that I've finally met Jesus & with the extra help of your book, I feel more confident that I can maintain sobriety. I know now that I am saved and forgiven."

Then this sentence: "I also know even at the age of 20 it wasn't too late for me."

Please pray for Phoebe (a great biblical name, by the way. See Romans 16:1-2) that she will continue to walk with the Lord.

Thank you to everyone who has prayed for our Anchor for the Soul book distribution. Special thanks to those who have made a financial contribution. Since 2000 we have given away over 800,000 copies (of the more than 1 million in print).

Pray with us that God will use the Anchor books (in English and in Spanish) to reach men and women across America who need to know Jesus.

For information about Anchor books in English and Spanish, send an email to [email protected].

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Bragging Rights

Here's a podcast of the lesson I gave on Sunday morning called Bragging Rights. You might enjoy this because God doesn't count winners and losers the way we do. 

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Life can turn on a dime.   

One phone call, an unexpected text, or even a chance meeting and suddenly you find yourself traveling down a new road.

A man and a woman met at a well on a hot afternoon in Samaria. We don’t know the woman’s name. The man was Jesus. Their brief conversation changed her life.

It was a hot day, and the sun beat down on the man’s head. The sweat poured off his brow as he walked along the dusty road. It was probably mid- to late-July when the temperature can top out at over 100 degrees. To make matters worse, he had been traveling with his friends since sunrise. Now the sun was directly overhead. They were hurrying to make their way through this part of the country as quickly as possible.

He came to a well with a rock ledge built up above the ground in the typical manner of the Middle East. As he sat down on the lip of the well, the thought came: “If only I could have a drink of water.” At precisely that moment, the woman came along. It wasn’t the normal time, and it was unusual for a woman to come to a well alone. But this woman was different.

Four invisible walls stand between them. There is a religious wall, a gender wall, a racial wall, and a moral wall. Yet our Lord found a way through all of them. He found her, and then she found him!

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