Engage with the Word Giver

A group of us are reading Psalm 23 daily in preparation for reading Life Without Lack by Dallas Willard.  In our rush to read we might be tempted to focus more on quantity than quality. …

Burden Bearer

These days we are looking for ways to serve.  We want to feed the poor, care for the sick or help the elderly.  Though these are beneficial ways to assist folks, there is another way…

The How and Why of Lamenting Well

The life and teachings of Jesus point to one particular thing as the transformational catalyst toward becoming like Christ.  And that one thing is that we are called to hurt.  Hurts changes us.  It can…

Our Need To Lament

Life is not what we expected.  We thought things would go in one direction and instead our situation has turned us toward an entirely new path.  We have just experienced loss even if where we…

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…