The Great Annual Examen

Reflecting BACK on the past 12 months and anticipating the NEXT 12 months

400 years ago, Ignatius of Loyola crafted a genius way of prayer. His method helped  a person reflect back upon their day and their life in terms of how one experienced God.  He developed a prayer called, The Daily Examen. It is both a challenging and comforting way to trace the movement of God in […]

A New Year and Another New Beginning

A New Year means a new beginning! We get many opportunities to get things right in life. The timeless truth of the ancient image of the potter at work on the wheel reveals an all important truth for us! The potter’s wheel turns many, many times giving the potter time after time to get the […]

Christmas is the Time to say “YES!”

An Advent Devotional

In 1980, Gwen and I said, “Yes” to each other to begin our journey of life and marriage. Little did we know all that this first and initial, “yes” would mean. We pastored churches, moved to Holland to plant an international church, had four sons, moved to Colorado and founded Potter’s Inn, offered our ministry […]

Why Resolutions are Important and Needed!

6 Anchor Possibilities to Help You This Coming Year

Resolutions are like anchors for a ship.  The anchors are used to prevent a ship from crashing into dangerous reefs and obstacles.  They are instruments providing safety and security.  Making resolutions for the New Year can become anchoring statements–words of absolute resolve–palpitations of your inner desires–spoken, made public and concise. When I look back on […]