Find Rest, O My Soul

“Find rest, O my soul, in God alone,” David prays in Psalm 62:5. Is your soul at rest? Are you living in Jesus’ “easy yoke”? (Matthew 11:28-30). God’s peace is elusive for most of us! We may struggle with worry, irritability, or jealousy.  Or we may keep ourselves busy all the time. Control Issues Why…

Be Still as the Lake at Dawn

Have you ever meditated on Scripture in the nature setting it describes? God reveals himself and his purposes for us in his Holy Bible and through his creation. The Psalms especially show us this. Praying a Psalm in its Nature Setting is a favorite spiritual practice of mine. For instance, many times in the early…

Jesus Smiles at You!

Jesus smiles. Yes!!! Don’t you love this picture of Jesus smiling so warmly? It’s my favorite. It reminds me that Jesus delights in the Father and in us too! It’s hidden from many people, but the smile of Jesus is everywhere in the Gospels. Jesus “rejoiced greatly in the Holy Spirit” (10:21, NASB). John shows…

Good News of Great Joy!

It’s Christmastime!  Are you celebrating Christ in your heart?  Are you appreciating the incarnate Son of God, the King of kings, in your thoughts? It’s easy too be distracted with busyness or worries – especially as Christmas approaches. Advent is a time to slow down and prepare for the coming of Christ to us.  It’s…

Listen to God with Joseph

Don’t forget Joseph’s part in the Nativity story.  God may be speaking to you through his role… None of Joseph’s words are recorded in the Bible.  He was a man who listened.  He listened to God through people, dreams, angels, and circumstances.  He heard God’s voice and obeyed him to protect his dream, the Word…