The Life-Giving Season of Lent: Giving More of Ourselves to Christ

The season of Lent consists of the forty days (minus Sundays) before Resurrection Sunday. Lent is a time of examining our hearts toward God, and of fasting or abstaining from something in order to give more of ourselves to Christ. The days of Lent also remind us of the time in which Jesus fasted in … Continue reading The Life-Giving Season of Lent: Giving More of Ourselves to Christ

How to Truly Live the Christian Life

The Christian life is often very busy, isn't it? Activity after activity fills the calendars of churches and the agendas of our lives. It can sometimes seem to gravitate to more and more doing, serving and doing some more. Even our times of prayer--whether together or alone--can veer off from proper focus. For example, instead … Continue reading How to Truly Live the Christian Life

Squashing Religious Hindrances: The Ragamuffin Gospel (Book Review)

Far too often the truth of God’s grace has been polluted with legalism, rules and religion, hindering the children of God from the fullness of a life-giving, intimate relationship with their Creator-Father, from receiving the acceptance and love purchased for them by Christ on Calvary. I recently read a book that helps fight against this … Continue reading Squashing Religious Hindrances: The Ragamuffin Gospel (Book Review)

Preparing to Pray: Organizing Your God Time

How we prepare for time with Jesus can affect the quality of that time. Our pre-prayer preparation matters, in both posturing our hearts and preparing a place and plan. In this article, I share about the practical side of organizing our daily devotional time. These tips require us to plan ahead. Don't wait until a … Continue reading Preparing to Pray: Organizing Your God Time

Living a Lifestyle of Prayer, Part 4: Connecting with God Throughout the Day

If you haven't read Part 1-3, don't miss out. Living a lifestyle of prayer is cultivated through spending undistracted time alone with God each day. It also means continuing to fellowship with Him throughout our day. We can keep abiding in Christ throughout the day, abiding in His love. "Abide in Me, and I in … Continue reading Living a Lifestyle of Prayer, Part 4: Connecting with God Throughout the Day