‘Come close to God, and God will come close to you’ James 4:8 NLT My great passion is to exhort people to personal, private prayer so that they would come close to God. Many times I have been with people and listened as they shared their hurts, their brokenness, their loss of spiritual vitality. As […]Read More Come Close to God
Let my soul be at rest again, for the Lord has been good to me. Psalm 116:7 NLT For several years, I have been reading a Psalm at the end of the day. I use these Scriptures to focus the last waking moments of each day to be still and quiet before God. Lately the […]Read More A new rest to embrace
‘Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God’ (Romans 4:20 NIV) Recently I’ve been reflecting on God’s command to us to be “in community.” Community is a discussion that comes up a lot for me in conversation, especially as for […]Read More Rethinking my faith family might be the answer.
Prayer doesn’t always come easily to me. I often begin to pray with the best of intentions only to suddenly catch myself, a few moments later, daydreaming, thinking about a meeting, or anything else random that comes into my mind. Distraction can be a huge hindrance in our prayer life, and it was for me. […]Read More Pray it Write
The Bible references new changes and beginnings in our lives as being seasons. Seasons are metaphors for God’s perfect timing in delivering us through all the changes He makes in our lives. These certain seasons can bring about the blessings we reap from having been obedient in following him through those changes even if we […]Read More Stepping into a New Season
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?
When doors began closing at the end of 2016, it signalled that a change was coming. For more than two years God has been doing something new in my life. I didn’t know how it would play out, but I sensed there was a journey to take. As part of the journey I wanted to […]Read More The Place God Calls You