When Jesus Calls

Christ came to meet me in the garden of my soul, but I was busy. He was longing to share fragrances of love with me, but I was distracted tending to someone else’s garden. Maybe you know this experience? Maybe like me you are someone who cares for other people as a pastor, counselor, caregiver,…

You are What you Read

Some people say, “You are what you eat.” I think it’s more true to say, “You are what you read.” What do you spend your time reading? The Sports section? Novels? Fashion magazines? News or stock reports? These are okay. Certainly they are much better than gossipy or trashy options that are available. In fact,…

Be My Rock of Refuge

Have you ever prayed in a cave? David did. Probably Jesus did. I have. A cave is a powerful experience and symbol that the Lord is our refuge — not only in the silence and solitude of the desert or in church, but wherever we go. Meditating on this, I remind myself that Jesus is…