An old prayer that still matters.

God. “Out of the depths we cry to you, O Lord.” That’s what an ancient pray-er said to you. And I’m guessing that those words are heard in our rooms every day. For the patient with a hard diagnosis. For the code team who worked hard to save a life. For the coworker carrying difficult […]

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8 things to expect in conversation with Jesus.

I went into my archives and found that I should pay attention to myself more often. Here’s something I wrote almost a decade ago. +++ 1. Jesus often helps you with the conversation. “What do you want?” is what he asked a couple disciples who came to him in a referral from John. Not meanly, but […]

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Finding a place of peace

This month, we’re talking about talking with God (commonly known as praying). Last week,  Rich Dixon talked about Daniel’s prayer space.  +++ Today I’ll describe a place that’s meaningful to me. Like Daniel’s prayer room, it’s an actual, physical location. More importantly, it’s a metaphor for a space I can visit when I’m struggling to […]

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What are you seeking?

I went to the gym. I heard a great offer on the phone. I wanted to see if it was true. I met Sam. She said, “What are you looking for?” I told her about my fitness journey. She told me what the gym could do to help. Jesus was near by John (the one […]

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Asking God for help with love.

Happy Monday, friend. I realized that Paul’s letters, most of them, were written with people in mind. He knew them, or some of them, and as he looked at what they were facing, and listened to God, and started writing (or dictating), he was thinking about actual people. And as I write, from time to […]

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