A Different Life

This spring I met a woman I will call Betty.  She has two kids, works, and attends church.  As we have gotten to know each other I realized she doesn’t see any connection between her…

My Life With God

My life with God.  Of course, I live my Life With God.   After all, this is what a believer should do. But what does that actually mean, to live my Life With God? Well, I…

A Change of Character

It is easy to talk to God about behavioral issues.  Lord, help me be a better steward of my money.  Lord, help me loose weight.  Lord, help me find a job, be healed from a…

Tools for training

Spiritual disciplines have gotten some bad press.  We often see them as oughts and shoulds rather than invitations and opportunities.  They can represent one more chore on our perceived list to please Christ. But the…

Training

As I watched the Olympics this summer I saw Michael Phelps win another handful of medals.  He makes it look so easy.  But as you are probably aware he spends hours in the pool.  There…

Love is….

I have been looking at love lately, reflecting on its depth, pondering what it means to love God and others.  These are some of my musings. Love is spacious. It isn’t about expectations and shoulds…

The voice in my head

I have a voice in my head.  It harkens back to years ago when others spoke poorly of me. Words were said. Statements made.  And worst of all I believed them.  On occasion they return…

For those who wait

Waiting, I believe, is one of God’s most difficult assignments. It is not a place that allows progress, but a location where we remain. In this single spot there is no wiggle room for motion….

Dallas

A crisis has occurred in Dallas. Folks are gathering to pray and asking God’s intervention on their city. They want things to be better. They are petitioning God to heal relationships and mend hearts. But…

I have a friend who’s dying

I have a friend who’s dying. I need a new pair of shoes. Both shoes have holes at the toe. I truly need a new pair. For women, shoes are not just about the fit,…