Guest Post

Today’s post has been written by Debbie Swindoll, Executive Director of Grafted Life Ministries.  I appreciate her willingness to share her insights about the emotional impact of this virus situation with this listening audience.  Awareness…

Unexpected Time

For those who now find themselves with unexpected time, how could we use this time we have?  Will what you “do” today to strengthen your faith or increase your fear?  Let me offer a few…

Living Faith

Belief and faith were words I often used interchangeably, but Dallas Willard helped me see the difference between the two.* With belief we proclaim our acceptance of statements about God or Jesus or the Holy…

An Intentional Life

I like to read. God often engages me in the words of others and I find one book can lead to another. When an author makes reference to a book or author, I follow those…

Some Fundamentals of Spiritual Formation

Spiritual formation is participating with Jesus in his training program to move us from a me-focused life to a God-focused life. Here are some basic concepts to get you started. Be authentic with God. God…

Reading for Formation

Lately I have been listening to www pray-as-you-go.org. Each day includes music, silence, a scripture reading, a few comments or questions, a repeat reading of the passage, a few final comments, and then a bit…

Conversations with Jesus

If I were to invite you to describe Jesus in short, pithy statements I suspect you might say things like, Jesus healed, Jesus saved, Jesus preached, Jesus prayed, Jesus fed or Jesus taught, but I…

This Homeless Man, This King

He was a homeless man, this king He invites – follow me He challenges us to be This crucified man, this miracle maker Present, absent, here again He didn’t seek, but sought Didn’t demand, but…

A Life Soaked In God

I just finished A God Soaked Life by Chris Webb. It has made me wonder what does a life soaked in God look like? Here are a few ideas. Less hurry, more rest Less anxiety,…

A Reflective Life

As I journey with God in Christlike character formation I increasingly recognize the value of a reflective life.  God’s training in me occurs as I notice the circumstances and attitudes of my day.  Was I…