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…

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…