Joining Jesus’ Sabbath Day

Lectio Divina is a delightful way to pray through a Bible passage. In our Soul Shepherding ministry, we use an especially refreshing and encouraging approach to this ancient discipline. The best way to understand Lectio Divina (Latin for “Divine Reading”) is to experience it personally, especially with someone who is experienced with this quiet, reflective,…

Come Away to Rest

Jesus invites you, “Come with me… to a quiet place and get some rest” (Mark 6:31). Most of us know the Lord wants to bless us but we struggle to make space. I (Bill) would like to share with you from my personal journal about a day I was too busy and too stressed and…

When Henri Nouwen Couldn’t Feel God’s Love

The warmth of God’s presence can be elusive. In his secret journal, Henri Nouwen is vulnerable about a dark season in which he couldn’t feel God’s love.  He’d helped millions of other people around the world into a more tender and intimate experience with God, but he was in a Dark Night of the Soul.…

God Cares for Your Emotions (Psalm 139)

Many Christians are stunted in their spiritual growth because they don’t understand or express their deep emotions and desires. As pastors, ministry leaders, caregivers, or parents we may get so busy or so focused on other people that we become disconnected from our own emotions and needs. But being self-aware is crucial to our abilities…