At the mountain of God, Horeb, Elijah came to a cave, where he took shelter. But the word of the LORD came to him, “Go outside and stand on the mountain before the LORD; the LORD will be passing by.” A strong and heavy wind was rending the mountains and crushing rocks before the LORD—… Continue reading The Sound of Silence
Can you recall a landmark moment in your life? A time when it became suddenly visible what truly mattered, and where God was in it all? The following is one of my very own- all but a blink of God's eyes yet a graced moment when I will forever felt held. It was a late Spring morning in… Continue reading What Truly Matters
This Memorial Day, we remember family members, friends and loved ones who have given their lives in service to our country and for the freedom we so cherish. At the heart of all of this, we long for peace. My Grandpa Ferrell penned this poem while the Vietnam War was in full swing. It echoes… Continue reading Memorial Day: Freedom Prayer
Gustavo Gutiérrez, We Drink from Our Own Wells: The Spiritual Journey of a People. 20th Anniversary Edition. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2003. In the foreword, Henri Nouwen beautifully articulates that the premises within Gutiérrez’s book grow out of the “lived experience” (xiii b) of God’s presence in history as understood by “men and women who have devoted… Continue reading Book Review:We Drink from Our Own Wells
How do you pray? Do you find your prayer overflowing with images, thoughts and conversations or instead find yourself wrapped in silence surrounded by God’s awe inspiring presence? While at various times we may find ourselves practicing both of these, understanding the shape your prayer takes helps us to simply understand how we personally connect… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Praying Kataphatic or Apophatic?
If you find yourself today considering where you are in life and where God might be leading you..there is guidance found in the scriptures. What follows is a decision making tree, that doesn't leave the outcome in your hands alone but is an invitation to walk with God, to align your heart with his will.I… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Decision Making
Prayer is essential dialogue with God. Whether it be silent and contemplative in the stillness of your heart, or more verbal and conversational-God desires this time with you. As a child my mom described her prayer as an amazing telephone conversation and that image has remained with me to this day! Some time ago I… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Whose Calls Are You Taking?
What is it to say that God talks? How do we know that God is really speaking and guiding us as we seek to follow? I would venture to say that nearly every believer has at some point in their walk of faith has questioned and sought certainty of God’s constant dialogue with them. Silence… Continue reading When God Talks
With the New Year, many of us have considered making a few changes in our lives...yet, what about spiritually? Do you find yourself often depleted, or unable to move past the obstacles in your path these days? Easily slip back into old habits? It becomes apparent then, that more thought needs to be given to the… Continue reading Worth Revisiting:Sowing Seeds
Much too substantial to be contained and far too priceless to be appraised, the gift of ourselves may be exactly what we are being asked to give this advent season. In little ways we can play an important part in shaping the lives of those we encounter in our families and within the world around… Continue reading Worth Revisiting:Never Underestimate the Gift of Ourselves