Make Praise in What You Say, Think, and Do

I sing with gusto when it’s one of my favorite worship songs. Standing in semi-darkness, spotlights bathing the stage, the worship band drawing me into the mood, it

God says you are his masterpiece

On a visit to a glassblowing and pottery studio in Vermont, I got to watch a potter working on a wheel. The skill with which he turned a

God says come close

My brother’s job, as a policeman with firearms training, occasionally required him to do bodyguard work for Queen Elizabeth II when she came to her Sandringham estate on

Bringing Your Real Words to the Welcoming Heart of God

I am delighted to welcome Michele Morin sharing with us. If you are feeling weary and overwhelmed and having doubts about the words to use when you pray,

When God Says “No” — part 1

This article will be a two part series looking at our reactions when our prayer requests are answered with a “no.” In Part 1 we look at our

God’s Got Your Back

Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:8 (NIV) One of my twin boys is a picky

How to Pray When God Seems Distant

Sometimes God seems no closer than the Milky Way. What is it that makes God seem distant? Is it because he is holy and majestic and needs to

Prayer is…

Prayer is listening for God’s nudging throughout the day.

Father Valentine

When I was a child, I looked forward to Valentine’s Day with great anticipation because I knew that Father Valentine would visit our house once it got dark.

Inside-out thoughts

I crawled out of bed and pulled on my clothes. Half-asleep. Another school morning starting way to early. About to walk out the door, my daughter yelled: “Hey,