Jesus wept , and sweated drops of blood, and looked across a room and saw his betrayer, and had everyone he loved abandon him, and begged God to take his pain from him, and grieved the unfaithfulness of man, and heard lies spilled about him, and was tortured, and executed. His torment, pain, loss, and... Continue Reading →
I Do This Most Mornings. What Do You Do?
My morning spiritual routine is never static. I tweak it and change it to meet my current work schedule or physical or family priorities. I have written about it before but what I do currently is something different. I thought I would share my routine with you so that it might give you some ideas... Continue Reading →
This Past Year Brought Out The Worst, But There Is Hope
When we most needed to be generous, we hoarded. When we most needed to pray, we clicked the next episode. When we most needed to practice empathy, we came up with excuses and criticized. When we most needed to embrace solitude and rest, we went on political rants and mined the internet for groups that... Continue Reading →
Grow Your Prayer Life Through Variety
If prayers are supposed to be conversations we are having with God then our prayers will have the kind of variety we find in our conversational lives. When not praying, our conversations throughout the day may include stories told, small talk about the weather and the strain of the everyday, the next thing that is... Continue Reading →
Do You Want God or An Easy Button?
A 2018 Barna survey lists the most common reason for young adults to lose faith is that they “have a hard time believing that a good God would allow so much evil or suffering in the world.” All of us have struggled with this sentiment. But, isn’t Growing Up about reaching the point where God’s... Continue Reading →