Live from the Center: Old Wisdom from Thomas Kelly for Today

Our lives today are cluttered and crowded. The list of responsibilities that we feel we must accomplish grows overnight like Jack’s beanstalk! We keep taking on more and more until before we know it we are bowed down with burdens, panting through a never-ending program of projects to complete, people to meet, and places to…

Soul Talk: Inviting God into your Conversations

We long for soul talk with a friend that helps us experience God’s presence. You can facilitate these life-giving spiritual conversations. I’ve been doing this for many years, not only in my ministry as a Psychologist and Spiritual Director, but also in my marriage and friendships. I love to elevate conversations into experiences of soul…

Jesus’ Gospel Changes Lives

“Gospel” means, “Good news!” Does the gospel you believe bring good news for the life you’re actually living today? Jesus’ Gospel is the best news but few people today really understand it. For many Christians their good news is waiting for them in heaven when they die and in the meantime they’re just holding on. They’re…

Sabbath as Praying and Playing

Eugene Peterson has been a spiritual mentor to me through his writings. Years ago in his book Working the Angles: the Shape of Pastoral Integrity I came across his penetrating words to pastors about Sabbath. I was convicted. Despite being a Christian leader for two decades I was not keeping a sabbath, other than going to…

Spiritual Disciplines List

Insights and Applications From The Spirit of the Disciplines by Dallas Willard This Spiritual Disciplines List features some main disciplines for life in Christ with concise definitions for each. We call these “spiritual disciplines,” but the activities are physical, not spiritual. They are bodily activities that can engage and effect our whole person (Romans 12:1-2). So a more accurate…