We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps – Proverbs 16:9 (NLT) Last week I blogged about having moved along a pathway exploring future ministry options, when suddenly it was stripped away. So, this week I spent time reflecting, trying to understand what happened. The reflection took me back to over three years ago. […]Read More A Soul Surrendered
‘My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise’ – Psalm 51:17 NIV I love this time of the year as we move towards Easter. For me it has always been about the Cross and Calvary. This is the focal point of the Gospel of Jesus […]Read More Our broken heart is what God desires
Where do our deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet? This is one of those core ideas that really shape our engagement with the world. And it’s been a question I have struggled with for many years. Deep in my heart I knew that much of my work was not my heart’s desire. What […]Read More Where does gladness and hunger collide?
In recent weeks I have had two doors shut in my face, doors I thought were wide-open. Walking through those doors could have changed my life. I saw the openings; prayed about them, sought godly counsel, looked for clarity and was convinced that God had indeed swung the doors open and cleared the path. Only […]Read More When God Closes Doors
Over the years, I’ve encountered the motto “To know Christ and make Him known.” In this current season, I have taken the opportunity for a deeper reflection on these words. This has given me a new appreciation for their value. What I discovered is that as I spent time with the Lord, studying the Word, […]Read More Knowing Christ
I need You more More than yesterday I need You Lord More than words can say I need You more Than ever before I need You Lord I need You Lord More than the air I breathe More than the song I sing More than the next heartbeat More than anything And Lord as time […]Read More I Need You More
Every so often I run across a quote that resonates so deeply it feels as if it has rocked my very soul. One such quote is by World Vision’s founder, Bob Pierce, who said, “Let my heart be broken by the things that break the heart of God,” written as a message upon a piece […]Read More Break my Heart