Facing the Scarcity Dilemma

The Journey of Becoming the Beloved

Deep inside many of us, there is a scarcity—a lack—an insufficiency that gnaws away within us. It begins within us due to something we missed and would be better off if we had gotten. Like our thirst for water when we’re really needing a drink, we know that it is the water that will satisfy […]

Learning to HALT

How to figure our how you're doing with what you are doing!

In working with leaders in ministry and the marketplace for over 40 years I see an alarming tendency among busy leaders who are working hard to make life, family, faith, church and friendships work well. We resist stopping to take inventory of our lives. When I sit in on Team meetings, where long rang plans […]

The Disillusionment of Holy Week

Understanding a Deeper Meaning of The Week Before Easter

Growing up, I never heard of “Holy Week.” Now, it’s all the rage. I am left to wonder why? As a child, I just anticipated the big day of Easter. I knew nothing about the week before. Now, as an adult, I know that I cannot fully grasp the day of Easter without being grasped […]

The Slow Work of God

We can't rush God nor skip the stages that shape our soul!

This morning, I sat with the verse in Luke 2:52, where the medical doctor and Gospel writer tells us that “Jesus increased in wisdom (in broad and full understanding) and in stature and years, an in favor with God and man” (Amplified version). Here we see the whole spiritual formation of the Lord Jesus. He […]