Thank God for God!

You and the people you care for can learn to give thanks to God — even in painful times. In this message we bring together the Bible and scientific research to teach on the blessing and power of gratitude. We use Psalm 136 to lead an experience of giving thanks and praise to God in community and we facilitate a time of Thanksgiving meditation.

The Lord is My Shepherd All Through the Bible

I lead a retreat called “A Walk with Good Shepherd.” I developed this in 2004 and have used it many times since then, most recently with a group at the Prince of Peace Abbey. You can use this handout to guide you in a time of Scripture meditation and prayer for a personal retreat or…

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…

Sing with the Trinity

Recently I was hiking up in the hills near my house and I was drawn to pray the opening of Psalm 121: “I lift my eyes up to the hills –- where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Then I heard “the sound of…

Holy! Hole-y! Whole-y!

I love to meditate on the Trinity! What sweet prayers come from contemplating the Godhead! Holy! Holy! Holy! Father, Son, and Spirit. God is so powerful, so beautiful, so good. He is God! And yet he is humble. To see God’s humility and sacrificial love changes everything about how we see ourselves and how we…