Is God a “She”?

Recently, a friend secretly prayed to God as his Mother. “My church wouldn’t understand,” he lamented. What do you think? Is it important to view God as Father? Do you appreciate femininity in God? Would you ever pray to God as “heavenly Mother”? My Ph.D. dissertation was on our image of God. I interviewed hundreds…

The Surprising Advent of the Trinity

Advent is a celebration of the coming of Christ — and the whole Trinity! I wonder if you’ve ever meditated on the Trinity? This has been one of the most important practices in my life. What a blessing to see the way the Father, Son and Spirit love and honor one another — and us.…

Bored, Busy, or Blessed?

Right now you’re probably either bored, busy, or blessed. We were created for intimacy and adventure with God and to share this life with other people. Yet often we forget this! We get caught up in our stress. We live by other priorities. We get disconnected from God and his purposes. That’s why we get…

Appreciating Holy Spirit on Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost means “the fiftieth day” and each it is celebrated fifty days after Easter Sunday. That’s this Sunday! “Dear Holy Spirit, blow on us and breathe in us like a refreshing wind.” Unfortunately, for many of us who are not part of a Christian liturgical tradition Pentecost Sunday may come and go without us even realizing it.…

Dance with the Trinity!

Sometimes the Christian life feels like a “dogged, religious plod” rather than a “living, spirited dance!” (1 Thessalonians 4:1-2, MSG). What’s gone wrong? Dallas Willard answers, “You need to arrange your life for deep contentment, confidence and joy in everyday life with God. This requires a great a vision of God.” (Shared by John Ortberg…

Enjoy the Hospitality of the Trinity (with Rublev’s Icon)

Welcome to the embrace of the Trinity! I invite you to enjoy with me this beautiful ancient painting by Rublev and experience the hospitality of the Trinity. Let’s enjoy the love of the Father, Son, and Spirit. Let’s open our hearts to the Lord as we meditate on Rublev’s icon… Yes, Lord, I want to sit…

7 Spirit-Anointed Syllables

This little prayer is anointed. It is powerful. It will bless you and others with God’s peace. Why do I share it with you? Because you might need to pause right now and open yourself to the Spirit of God. Imagine yourself standing with Jesus at his baptism. Because you’ve put your trust in him…

My Favorite Trinity Prayer

“Trinity Sunday” is a day worth remembering. Of course, every day is a good day to pray to the Father, Son, and Spirit! Trinitarian Prayer greatly enriches our relationship with God, bringing out the distinct character of each member of the Godhead and the unique and wonderful way that each one relates to us. And…

Chosen!

The Lord Jesus says to you: “You are my friend… I have chosen you” (John 15:14, 16). What a precious promise this is for us! How loved we are by God! Do you know this to be true? Does God’s love for you make you rejoice? Does it make hold your head high and serve…

My All in All: Abba, Jesus, Parakletos

What wonderful life transformation begins to take place in us when we pray from our heart: “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing” (Psalm 16:2). Worries fade. Irritations dissipate. Busyness ceases. Spirits are lifted. Time becomes holy. We are right where we need to be when our hearts cry out…