With Jesus You are Unforsaken!

The spiritual program that has most impacted my life may surprise you. It’s the Stations of the Cross. Over the years I’ve gathered Gospel meditations and written prayers to go with each of the fourteen stations. It’s a crosswalk that brings me up close and personal to Jesus. I call it Unforsaken because that’s the…

With Jesus in the Storm

We all want Jesus to calm our storms in life, but often he waits. The fisherman-disciples panicked when Jesus didn’t calm their storm at sea. Rembrandt masterfully paints the various reactions on the boat in the storm. Let’s look in the Gospel story and Rembrandt’s meditation and painting on it to understand better our personal storms and how we react to them.

Peace! Be still.

Are you able to be calm in a storm? When a stressful situation blows into your life with thunder and pouring rain do you have peace? Jesus and his disciples were in their little fishing boat on the Sea of Galilee when a sudden and fierce storm threatened their lives. The disciples panicked, but Jesus…

Morning and Evening Prayer

In Psalm 65 David sings out to the Lord, “Where morning dawns and evening fades you call forth songs of joy” (verse 8). Where does his joy come from? Not  his circumstances — he’s rejoicing in the Lord! “Your river in the heavens brims over to us!” David exclaims (verse 9, paraphrased). Don’t you love…