Opening the gift of the present

By |2018-03-02T16:35:04-06:00April 1st, 2015|

What do you think of when you hear the words, "fully present"? Present means to be here. When you were in school, maybe your teachers took attendance. Students would respond to their name by saying, [...]

How can you walk in God’s presence?

By |2018-03-02T16:36:49-06:00February 19th, 2015|

Today is Day 2 on our Deeply Loved Lent adventure. Today's devotional is all about simply focusing our attention on Jesus throughout the day, and enjoying the gift of his presence with you. If you're [...]

Living into Christ’s love during Lent

By |2018-03-02T16:36:53-06:00February 18th, 2015|

Ash Wednesday, 2015 Depending on which faith tradition stream you swim in, today is a solemn day of reflection, the beginning of a season of prayer and fasting—or not. I grew up in a evangelical [...]

Will you follow the voice of love?

By |2018-03-02T16:37:25-06:00February 3rd, 2015|

On hard days, we wonder--where is God? We strain to hear the voice of love over the noise of our lives. But what if it is not that God is silent, but that we are [...]

Deeply Loved Lent study

By |2018-03-02T16:41:42-06:00February 13th, 2013|

Today, Ash Wednesday, opens Lent: a season of reflection, of redirecting our attention away from our appetites. But what are we directing our attention toward? If we only focus on the pleasures or indulgences we [...]

Free book Friday

By |2012-11-09T11:43:18-06:00November 9th, 2012|

So, it's Friday. I was supposed to be in the Solgohachia, Arkansas today. But here I am in Chicago, gazing out my office window at a pewter November sky. The low clouds that have hung [...]

Do you really believe God loves you?

By |2012-11-07T12:39:32-06:00November 7th, 2012|

God loves each of us like an only child, St. Augustine observed. Do you believe this? How can we really embrace this truth? One day at a time, one moment at a time. If you're [...]

A deeper connection by Christmas

By |2018-03-02T16:44:35-06:00October 30th, 2012|

I’d like to give you a deeper connection with Jesus by Christmas. How in the world, in the midst of the chaos that is our lives, is that possible? Do we even want it? Jesus [...]

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