Rejoice! The Lord is Judge

As Christians today we talk a lot about the love and grace of God, but we don’t talk much about him being the holy Judge — that seems scary or harsh to us. And yet repeatedly, the Psalmist rejoices that the Lord is the Judge. He approaches God’s judgment seat not with fear or shame,…

In Jesus’ Shadow

Do you remember when you were little and you always wanted to be with your daddy wherever he went? Or maybe it was your mom, big brother, or big sister? Toddlers are like little chicks following their mother around — they just want to be close to her all the time! Imagine being like that with…

Waves of Prayer

I find it a great blessing to spend time at the ocean, a lake, or a river. Immersed in God’ beauty I relax. Surrounded by the sounds of flowing water it’s easier for me to hear God’s voice. I imagine you’ve experienced this. And if you bond with God at a body of water then…

Be Overshadowed by God

As part of our Soul Shepherding ministry, I regularly lead spiritual formation and soul care groups for pastors and Kristi leads groups for pastors’ wives. Let me share with you from my journal about one of my experiences… Today I was blessed to lead Lectio Divina for two groups of pastors. We shared in the Bible…