My Son Needed the Love of the Church. I Wasn’t Sure It Was Possible.

Reliving and retelling Jesus' story: Including the cognitively disabled in ministry is a chance to live in a cross-shaped way.

Is God Calling You to Embrace Change?

Just as our human relationships change, our relationships with God grow. Our knowledge of and experience of life with Him deepen. And sometimes God calls us to stop trying to put our relationship with Him in a box and embrace change.

Praying Scripture – 10/9/2019

This week I am ever so conscious that I need God to illumine His word and to transform my heart. Teach me your way, Lord,    that I may rely on your faithfulness;give me an undivided heart,    that I may fear your name. Psalm 86:11 NIV Will you join me in praying this verse for each of us … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 10/9/2019

The Breakthrough to Praise in the Wilderness

The knowledge that things will eventually change can keep us going, but it isn’t the same as experiencing the thrill of reaching the mountaintop or coming out of the trees and seeing an amazing panorama lying before you. Actually seeing this view reflects not only the words but the experience of the praise section of the laments.

Praying Scripture – 10/2/2019

Most of us have heard that the truth will set us free, but there's a condition: To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32 NIV Will you join … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 10/2/2019

When You Don’t Know How to Pray

We tend to focus on God’s goodness and faithfulness. We submit ourselves to His will. We often blame ourselves for our circumstances, focusing on our own sinfulness or the reality of life in a fallen world. That's not what the laments do. They don't just beg God to fix things. They blame God. They demand that He intervene.

Speaking Truth in the Presence of God

The laments invite us to boldly express our pain, anger, and fear to God with visceral honesty. They seek an answer from the only One who can bring relief. They keep seeking. They stay in dialogue.