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.

Praying Scripture – 12/11/2019

Different traditions focus on slightly different themes during Advent. Last week, we focused on hope. This week, we turn to the theme of preparation. A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Isaiah 40:3 NIV Father, we may not … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 12/11/2019

A Fantastic Resource to Help Your Walk with Jesus

I'll get back to talking about the spiritual discipline of confession next week, but this week I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Carmen Imes about her new book Bearing God's Name: Why Sinai Still Matters. https://youtu.be/P67V1o-LiTY I love this book and can't recommend it highly enough. The book will be available on Amazon on … Continue reading A Fantastic Resource to Help Your Walk with Jesus

Life In Between: Engaging in Spiritual Disciplines

Sometimes we live in between the places of plea and praise in the lament psalms. We have taken our circumstances to God, expressing them with brutal honesty. That doesn’t mean God has changed our situation or even our perspective yet. Sometimes we’re stuck waiting for Him to act. Sometimes it can even feel like we’re … Continue reading Life In Between: Engaging in Spiritual Disciplines

Being Too Careful in What You Pray For

Handle with Care Be careful what you ask for! I’m guessing you’ve heard the saying. If you’re a parent, you may have even uttered it. That saying reminds me of something similar a wise person once said to me: Be careful what you pray for. If you ask God for patience, He will certainly answer. … Continue reading Being Too Careful in What You Pray For