What is the Anchor Prayer? (TAW021) (Anchor Prayer, Part 3)

Episode 021 – What is the Anchor Prayer? Our church building roof has rock climbing anchors installed on it. It’s a very steep and high roof. Doing maintenance and repair work up there is risky. Those anchor points allow people working on the roof to anchor themselves so they can go about their work and […]

Worried your prayer requests aren’t big enough? Pray anyway.

Some years back I was at a large Christian event. One speaker started off by thanking everyone who prayed for him earlier that day. Apparently, that morning he’d lost his keys. During an earlier session, he’d asked the group to pray for God to help him find them. Now he was thrilled to report that, […]

How do we learn from Jesus when Jesus isn’t around?

Be a follower of Jesus, we’re told. Learn from Jesus how to do life. Get to know Jesus. Sounds good right? But how do we do it? Think of the people you know best. How did you get to know them? You shared experiences with them. You talked with them. You got to know them […]

Weekend Wisdom / The Always Prayer

Life comes at us like a freight train, a thundering sequence of commitments, obligations, and information that demand our attention.  In the rush, it’s so easy to lose track of our spiritual focus.  How do we keep our hearts and minds aligned with the new life we’ve been given? The Apostle Paul offers direction about a […]

How to journal for spiritual growth.

I can tell pretty quickly if someone is serious about growing. Lots of people want to grow. They desire a different or better life in some way. Maybe they are in recovery or are looking for a spiritual mentor. Maybe they had an incredible experience at a retreat or camp that filled them with motivation to […]

Why wouldn’t you pray?

I recently took an online course. The teacher is someone I look up to and have learned a lot from. The lessons were a combination of reading, watching video, doing exercises at home and sharing with other students in a forum. This works well for me. I can structure my time, do the work at […]

Write Your Own Psalm

Intentional spiritual living is about more than just thinking new thoughts. It comes to life in actions, practices and habits. Because my goal is to help you have a more intentional spiritual life, I am making some changes in how I blog. First, you’ll notice that at the end of most every post there’s a […]