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Book of the Month: Schola Caritatis: Learning the Rhythms of God's Amazing Love

  Starting a new feature for the next several months called Book of the Month.  I will present one of my books and tell you a little of the ...

Thursday, February 24, 2022


“God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.” (Psalm 46:1-3)

O Lord, we thank you that the lostness and brokenness of this world is no surprise to you.  Regardless of what is going on around us, or within us, you are with us.  You are our refuge, our strength, our fortress, and our ever-present help.  Have mercy on us!

"The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.” (Psalm 46:7, 11)

Monday, February 21, 2022


eccl. 3:1

they say that
timing is everything
and how right they are

there is indeed
a time for everything
and I season for
every activity
under heaven

but how can we know
what that time is
unless we are told
for our timing is usually
much different from yours

so guide us 
O Lord
into your timing
lest we try to
impose our own

Saturday, February 19, 2022


“Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.” (Psalm 23:6, NLT)

You can’t outrun God; he is a relentless pursuer.  Oh sure, you can try, but eventually, no matter how hard you run, he will catch up with you.  It might take pain and suffering, or exhaustion and depletion, or exasperation and frustration, or breakdown and burnout, but eventually his goodness and his unfailing love will overtake you.  The thing that’s so mystifying is why we are so resistant to that in the first place.  Why do we have so much trouble moving from pursuer to pursuee?  Why are we so resistant to a love that cannot be earned, bought, or achieved? 

We can run, but we cannot hide; surely his goodness and his unfailing love will pursue us all of our days.  Which means we can either stop running and do it the easy way or we can keep running and do it the hard way.  The choice is up to us. 

O Lord, forgive us when we start running so hard and fast for you, that we stop running with you.  Thank you that you never stop running after us.  Amen.

Sunday, February 13, 2022

lost and found

it is possible
to lose track
of who you are
due to the image
you’re trying to project

after a while
it becomes impossible
to tell one from the other

that’s how we
lose ourselves
in this life
without even
knowing it

the only path
to discovering
your truest self
is the downward one

Friday, February 11, 2022

sit and listen

“She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said.  But Martha was distracted by all of the preparations that had to be made.” (Luke 10:39-40)

Waiting and listening are two of the most important “activities” of spiritual life.  Unfortunately, we are not very good at either.  We are far too easily distracted by all of the preparations that have to be made.  The problem is that unless we sit and wait and listen to Jesus, how will we ever know what it is that he wants us to do?  Are we somehow operating under the illusion that apart from him we have anything of value to give?

Saturday, February 5, 2022





is the
Jesus way

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

journey to the cross

Ash Wednesday is only a month away.  If you're looking for a good companion for your church/staff/leaders/small group/family/friends to journey together through Lent and Easter, Journey to the Cross is available on Amazon!