• The End?

    Well, this post marks the end of a journey…maybe permanently. In 2004, the idea of fotonni was first developed. Shortly afterward, we organized a ministry around the idea. Over the years that ministry has expanded in other areas, but fotonni was always an important part. In 2008, I wrote my first blog for fotonni. The blogosphere was young, and I soon learned I was not ready for it. In 2012, I began blogging weekly. And have posted at least one new post almost every week for nearly 10 years now. But that ends today. This will be the last weekly blog for awhile. And maybe for quite some time. And…

  • Communicating With God, Part 3

    As the focus right now is on redeeming the time, Andy is taking a short break from new content. The posts for April 30th, May 7th, and May 14th, will be reposts of articles about prayer originally posted in August 2019. In last week’s post, I shared three aspects of what prayer can (should?) be. Like with all communication between close friends, we should find ourselves sending messages and expecting replies, receiving messages and sending replies, and regularly checking in with the other person.  But prayer is not just talking with any person, it is talking to God. And thus, most of us struggle with these concepts for a variety…

  • Communicating With God, Part 2

    As the focus right now is on redeeming the time, Andy is taking a short break from new content. The posts for April 30th, May 7th, and May 14th, will be reposts of articles about prayer originally posted in August 2019. In last week’s post, I wrote of our need to pray. Why do we need to pray? Because Jesus did. And Jesus is God. So, if He, as the Son, needed to pray to the Father, then we do too. But the concept of prayer is scary to most people. Why? In part because we make it more than it is. What do I mean? Well, prayer is simply…