Developing A Waiting Strategy

Previously published January 2020. If you have hit a dry period in your spiritual life and God seems distant and deaf, how do you find the strength to persevere in prayer? How do you hang on until help comes? What is your waiting strategy? According to Emilie Griffin, our growth and our sanctification is found... Continue Reading →

What I Do For Sabbath

I promised you last week that I would share my Sabbath practice. This is not prescriptive so don’t try to copy it item for item. At the end, I do note a few areas that I would like to improve. May my description help you see the value of a Sabbath and help you see... Continue Reading →

The Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted

I want to tell you my opinion about Critical Race Theory, women in church leadership, social justice, Black Lives Matter, wearing masks, and getting vaccinated. But I am not going to.  The minute I start talking about these hot button issues will be the minute the reader wants to put me in a box, label... Continue Reading →

God Is Not Impressed With Your Overwork

I have had Carpal Tunnel Syndrome for more than a decade. I have even had the surgery to repair it but it didn’t take. Now, I just manage it with exercises, ergonomics, and scheduled breaks from the computer work that exacerbates it.  I have a physical signal for when I am overworking my hands and... Continue Reading →

The Spiritual Push Up Test

Recently I came across a study that said that men over 35 who could do 40 consecutive push-ups were at a lower risk of heart failure. Doctors were considering using this Push-Up Test as a diagnostic of men’s cardiovascular health. I immediately asked myself if I could do 40 push-ups without stopping, so I tested... Continue Reading →

Who Is The Face of Christianity?

The Face of Christianity is Jesus. I feel like Captain Obvious making this point but peruse Church websites, Christian Twitter, or the Nightly News’ reporting on Christianity and tell me if you see Jesus front and center? There is no Christianity without Christ; he is the face of the faith. Just as Michael Jordan was... Continue Reading →

Forgive – Love – Wait

I don’t pretend to get many words from God but I do sometimes come across a feeling or an inspiration or an opening up that makes sense and is surprising and doesn’t seem to come from my limited thoughts. Three words have come to me recently and they have given me a way to pray... Continue Reading →

This Mysterious Power

When I am driving around with my daughters in the car we play Juke Box. We connect someone’s phone to the car’s bluetooth and each person in the car gets a turn picking a song.  The technology works fairly well as we try to que up our songs on Spotify but one time things went... Continue Reading →

Can You Imagine That?

I want you to imagine with me that God is nearer to you than the air that you breathe. That his presence resides even inside of you. That his love is attached to you and nothing can get it off of you. That God is doing what he wants done in you and around you.... Continue Reading →

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