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)

Go Deep Right Where You Are: Come Matter Here (Book Review)

Come Matter Here by Hannah Brencher brings us an important message: "Be where your feet are." Stay, go deep with others and make a difference where you are. We often tend toward spending our lives waiting for the next big thing, that call to a certain place or event in our lives. So few stay … Continue reading Go Deep Right Where You Are: Come Matter Here (Book Review)

In Times of Testing, Jesus Is So Worth It

Have you ever felt as if everything was going opposite the Lord's promises? Have you felt like throwing in the towel, wondering if you’ve missed it because nothing worthwhile seems to be happening anymore? These are the times when our true motives and resolve are tested. What is truly in our hearts is brought to … Continue reading In Times of Testing, Jesus Is So Worth It

Facing Lack or Delay? Stay Faithful to the Lord

I was recently encouraged by several gems from Luke 1:5-17 as I meditated on God's Word. There are great truths to be gleaned from this passage. In this narrative, we find Zacharias and Elizabeth faithfully following the Lord and His ways. An area of lack remained in their lives despite this. Almost surprisingly, we discover … Continue reading Facing Lack or Delay? Stay Faithful to the Lord

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