Who Needs to Hear Your Prayers?

Who Needs to Hear Your Prayers?

In What’s So Amazing About Grace?, Philip Yancey tells the story of Peter Greave. Greave contracted leprosy while stationed in India. “He returned to England, half-blind and partially paralyzed, to live on a compound run by a group of Anglican sisters. Unable to work...
Breathe

Breathe

We had never met. She was a friendly, outwardly cheerful person who waited on me in a store this week. Over the course of our brief conversation, I soon discovered things were not as they appeared. To make conversation, I commented on an intricate tattoo around her...
The Only Known Antidote to Shame

The Only Known Antidote to Shame

One day, for no apparent reason, a piece of Scripture set up camp in the back of my head. It would waltz into my morning devotions to say “hi” but wasn’t satisfied with such an obvious setting. It chose to show up at night, during a meeting at work, or in a...
Conversations in the Dark

Conversations in the Dark

I avoided it for years. Early in ministry, I began to take two-or-three-day retreats for prayer, journaling, and recalibrating my relationship with God. In the constant blur of local church ministry, they became a spiritual oasis that refreshed my soul. At the time,...