Devotions

Lighting Up the Nation that Lives in Your House

Lighting Up the Nation that Lives in Your House

I will make you a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth. // Isaiah 49:6 My father, 94, and mother, 89, make...
January 15, 2023
My Lover Speaks

My Lover Speaks

Arise, my beloved, my beautiful one, and come . . . let me see you, let me hear your voice, for your voice is sweet and you are lovely. //...
December 21, 2022
Making Straight the Path

Making Straight the Path

“Thus were the paths of those on earth made straight.” Wisdom 9:18b. Wisdom knows to wait gracefully on the Lord. I, on the other hand, not so much. When my...
September 04, 2022
We Cannot Assume Malice

We Cannot Assume Malice

“Woe to you . . . you hypocrites.” // Matthew 23:23 Some hypocrisy is born of sheer malice—and some from ignorance and stupidity. On the day that Roe v. Wade...
August 23, 2022
Lean into His Allure

Lean into His Allure

I will lead her into the desert and speak to her heart. // Hosea 2:16 The first time I ever went on retreat, I was in the sixth grade. I...
July 04, 2022
Don’t Be a Clucking Hen

Don’t Be a Clucking Hen

You shall love your neighbor as yourself. // Galatians 5:13 We’d just had the extraordinary privilege to attend a three-day congress at the Vatican in honor of the twentieth anniversary...
June 26, 2022
Resting Under His Fire

Resting Under His Fire

Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire . . . to rest on each one of them. // Acts 2:3 Some months before my book Jesus Approaches was...
June 05, 2022
Receive the Father

Receive the Father

“Whoever receives me, receives the one who sent me.” // John 13:20 My meditation went like this: I’m with Jesus, and He wants to take me to the Father. I’m...
May 12, 2022
Arriving at Shore

Arriving at Shore

They saw Jesus walking on the sea. // John 6:19 I woke up this morning afraid. The world is at war in way it has not been in my lifetime,...
April 30, 2022
Who Rules You?

Who Rules You?

“Put in my mouth persuasive words in the presence of the lion.” // Esther C 24 in the NAB It was my first really big job. High pressure, high demands....
March 10, 2022
They Ridiculed Him

They Ridiculed Him

“Then he put them all out.” // Mark 5:40 When I first began working with Ellie she described herself as “stuck.” It didn’t take long before she came to realize...
February 01, 2022
Is Your Servant Listening?

Is Your Servant Listening?

"I have waited, waited for the Lord." // Psalm 40:2 I’d been in my university position for fourteen years. I loved my job, my colleagues were like family to me,...
January 12, 2022