“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light. On those living in a pitch-dark land, light has dawned.” (Isaiah 9:2 CEB) Advent is a season of waiting. In fact, that’s literally what the word “advent” means. The prophet Isaiah spoke of the day when God’s people would experience the Light of Heaven filling their dark … More My Deliverer Is Coming
Have you ever known someone who makes every conversation all about them? Brian Regan, the comedian, calls them “Me-Monsters.” They’re lurking at the dinner party, in the church lobby, on social media, maybe even right outside your door. “Beware the Me-Monster!” (Click here for a 4-minute hilarious CLEAN clip) The world needs more and better listeners – … More We All Look To You
For those who may not know, I’m beginning a new journey with an awesome ministry called KidZ at Heart International. It’s a spiritual formation ministry aimed at kids and those who influence them. The timing of my on-boarding with KidZ is absolutely perfect. You see, the staff and board have established a regular rhythm of … More A Retreat With God
I dream of one day getting on a plane with Rebekah and flying to a foreign country. Perhaps Guatemala…I sure do love Guatemala. After we land, we eventually make our way through the airport – through baggage claim and customs – and outdoors, into the open sky. Immediately we are caught up in the uniqueness … More A Grander Vision
This past week I spent several days attending a focused retreat called “Boundless Compassion.” It was facilitated by a wonderful woman named Joyce Rupp, a member of the Order of the Servants of Mary. Joyce has years and years of experience in the realm of compassion. She is a sought-after teacher and leader in this … More Who’s Holding You?
(Originally posted on August 21, 2017 at http://www.restoresoulcare.com) They say that life moves really fast the older you get. “Don’t blink…you might miss it.” I don’t know if I am that old yet, but I can say with certainty that when life shakes you and tells you to wake up because you’re about to experience … More Life’s Biggest Moments
(Originally posted March 29, 2017 at http://www.restoresoulcare.com) Anne Lamott once quipped, “I like the desert for short periods of time, from inside a car, with the windows rolled up, and the doors locked. I prefer beach resorts with room service.” I get where Anne’s coming from. The desert heat is unbearable during the summer months, … More Life in the Desert