Lectio Divina – Psalm 23

This weekend I was able to be part of a men’s retreat led by Brian Hardin of the Daily Audio Bible. It was a great chance to get away for a day and enjoy God’s presence with some other men – some who I share life with, and some that I had never met...

This. Is. The. Day.

THIS IS THE DAY THAT THE LORD HAS MADE; I WILL REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT. This Today, not tomorrow. I do not need to worry about any of them, and that includes today. I may focus freely on what God has place ahead of me in the next 24 hours, one moment at a time. Is...

Weariness and Motivation

I’m in one of those seasons of life where tiredness, and even exhaustion, is more than something felt more than at certain points of the day… it’s more of a permanent state of mind. A big part of it, I’m sure, is the “role”...

Affirmations – A Discussion with Youth

Tonight I’m once again leading the youth group at our church. Tonight we’re going to talk about Affirmations. An affirmation is telling yourself, in times of doubt, that which you know to be true at other times. This takes some forethought, of course,...

The Voice of Truth – My Source of Help

As I push mowed my lawn this weekend, I had a song stuck in my head. It’s called “The Voice of Truth” by a group called Casting Crowns. The first verse goes like this: Oh what I would do to haveThe kind of faith it takesTo climb out of this boat...