Journey, Wilderness and Comfort: The Movements of the Spiritual Life

“At once, this same Spirit pushed Jesus out into the wild. For forty wilderness days and nights he was tested by Satan. Wild animals were his companions, and angels took care of him.”—Mark 1:12 How is it that in one single verse, Mark explains the journey of the spiritual life? It’s fascinating to simply sit […]

The Care of the Soul

What Soul Care looks like in today's busy world

The care of the soul is not a program to be mastered; not an agenda to be followed; not a curriculum in which we advance. The care of the soul is a way of life—a way taught by Jesus, followed by the early church, practiced in communities in the mid centuries and almost entirely forgotten […]

No Time to be Sad

Facing the bankruptcy of our lives because we will not mourn well

“Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.”- Jesus in Matthew 5:4   This is the age of superficiality. It is the age of skimming the surface of our lives without the notice of what is below the waterline. We are busy. We live fast and we are over-extended. There is so much […]

The Place in My Heart

  There is a place in my heart that I’ve been renovating. It’s been a crowded, noisy and daunting space that has needed much attention. I’ve tried conferences, books, seminars and such where I have learned tips and techniques that promised to help me with my life transformation. All have failed me, save one. I […]