Tag: prayer

OUT OF THE CHAOS 05.05.2021

Jesus is the perfect example of excellent self-care. He worked hard, ministered tirelessly, withdrew regularly. His first time in solitude was extended, forty days to be exact. He did that to prepare himself for public ministry. Emerging from the wilderness, he was empowered by the Holy Spirit to powerfully proclaim that the kingdom of God …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 05.04.2021

Jesus often withdrew by himself to solitary places to pray. He is an example to follow as I make my way through the chaos of life, asking myself, “Am I willing to depart from ordinary life to seek direction in prayer?” Yesterday I noted that before Jesus began his public ministry, he spent 40 days …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 05.03.2021

Solitude and silence are not easy things to choose. Five years ago, I drove to Kentucky to a monastery and spent five days in silent retreat. I read; I journaled; I attempted to learn to draw; I attended the daily hours of prayer; I walked; I slept. It was during a difficult time in our …

Daily Reads 03.02.2020

God’s love…it’s been on my mind. How do I know that I am loved? Am I really seeing what he wants me to see? Am I experiencing his love in the deepest possible way? God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might …

Daily Reads 10.03.2019

Read: Hebrews 4:14-16 Because Jesus gets it, he understands everything about what you are experiencing, we can approach confidently. The writer of Hebrews says we should, “come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help when we need it most.” Our asking …

Daily Reads 10.02.2019

Read: Hebrews 4:14-16 How do I access the grace of God to persist in asking? The scripture for today reminds me that I have a great High Priest who has gone to heaven ahead of me. He is Jesus. He completely gets it. When I have something come up in my life and I need …

Final Countdown

Today my mind is full of all things holiday. I bought a few last minutes items for the next couple of days when my house will be full to overflowing with my people. This year a few of my family will be in town so I’m looking forward to hosting them along with friends who …