Pray Without Ceasing

“Pray without ceasing.” – I Thessalonians 5:17 Seems impossible to obtain … but maybe there is a way. Prayer is more than speaking to God. It is communion with God. This communion is far more…

Heart Gifts

This year my sister is experiencing the effects of monthly chemo.  So far it has created some aches and pains, hair loss, and the absence of taste buds during the most savory season of the…

A Measure of Success

This summer I have been teaching every Tuesday same as last year.  I have been talking about love and sin and forgiveness.  I have spoken of solitude and stillness and prayer.  And I have wondered,…

Love In An Envelope

February, the heart month, draws to a close today.  I hope you have intentionally loved someone this month.  Sometimes we get to see the impact of love.  This story from a friend of mine who…

“Good Read”

As a disciple of Jesus Christ I continue to be on the lookout for a “good read”, books that are not only interesting, but also challenging and cause me to reflect on what I learn….

Those People

Perhaps you are spending the holidays with Those People.  You know the ones I mean.  People you would just as soon not see.  You anticipate another awkward festive experience. But Those People will be present. …

Is God Calling You to Spiritual Direction?

In late August our women’s ministry had their fall kick-off to introduce the events and programs that were planned for the coming year.  Several people were given two minutes to express a glimpse of a…

Life-Giving

One of the questions I ask in spiritual direction is “What do you do that is life-giving for you?”  By this I mean what do you do that brings nourishment to your soul? I often…

Is He good? All the time?

Was God good when I broke my ankle?  Was He good when my shoulder froze in April?  Was He good when I went to the OR this month?  Is He good as I continue day…

Goals

I have new goals this year.  They weren’t on my original New Year’s list, but over time they have risen to the forefront. I enjoy walking in my neighborhood.  Under the guise of exercise I…