Daily – February 24, 2016


February 24, 2016   “Let me seek you In my desire, Let me desire you In my seeking. Let me find you By loving you, Let me love you When I find you.” St. Anselm, Proslogion, 1. It may come as a surprise that not...

Daily – February 23, 2016


February 23, 2016   “Listen, O Lord, to my prayers. Listen to my desire to be with you, to dwell in your house, and to let my whole being be filled with your presence. But none of this is possible without you. When you are...

A Stone for a Pillow


  I had a great time last week with the Lay Leadership team from around the territory. Your prayers were felt, known and appreciated. For part of our devotions, we spent time with Jacob in the wilderness, in the middle of the night. In Genesis...

Daily – February 21, 2016


February 21, 2016 A journey in self-examination and confession… I’ve spent the last three months reading, praying and practicing the disciplines of self-examination and confession. Not exactly the practice of confession with wooden boxes and sliding doors, though they have the same origins. Conversations with...

Daily – February 20, 2016


February 20, 2016   “To tell the truth in love means to tell it with concern not only for the truth that is being told but with concern for the people it is being told to.” – Frederich Buechner, “Telling the Truth”   What is...

Daily – February 19, 2016


February 19, 2016 I think at some point we got confused about altars and idols. Historically speaking, idols were attributed with powers, characteristics or abilities that belong to God alone and moreso than the attributions, they were treated as divine. They were prayed to (at...

A Prayer for the Struggle


A Prayer for the Struggle   Father, Forgive us when we cease to wrestle. Forgive us when we are too tired to go on. Forgive us when we quit, when we give in to frustration, when we walk away. For when we walk away from...

Daily – February 17, 2016


February 17, 2016 I get to worship, share and serve with an incredible group of people for the next few days. These are dedicated people, builders and molders of good things in our church. They each have a heart for being disciples and making disciples,...

Daily – February 16, 2016


“Identity is never simply a creation.  It is always a discovery.  True identity is always a gift of God… God created you in uniqueness and seeks to restore you to that uniqueness in Christ.” David G. Benner – “The Gift of Being Yourself” The idea...

Daily – February 15, 2016


February 15, 2016 A Journal Entry from almost a year ago…   “Another week goes by and I haven’t moved forward with [a personal discipleship project.] I haven’t written anything. I’ve struggled to find time for God. “I have no anchors. There are no consistent...