The Story of My Spiritual Renewal

In 2002 had been living as a “Christian” for over 30 years, but I was depressed. Marriage, family, friendships, career, and ministry were all going well for me but there was still an emptiness in my soul. I had lost my enthusiasm for Christ and life years earlier and was going through the motions.  I…

Is Jesus Enough for You?

Is Jesus enough for you?  Really? Is being close to Jesus what is most important to you? I ask myself this question all the time. One  important way to connect with Jesus is by being child-like with him. Even responsible adults have an “inner child” that longs to know the “Abba” (Hebrew for “Papa”) that…

Meditating on a Tattoo

 Recently I was in a conversation with an older, conservative pastor and he was explaining why he thought it wasn’t good to put tattoos on our bodies that are meant to be temples for the Holy Spirit. Granted some tattooing is excessive and unappealing, but still I was uncomfortable with him making that judgment. I…