Prayer of Confession – Re. Physical Beauty

Beautiful Savior, You died to make me beautiful. For I was marred and made beastly by sin. Late it was that I loved you, beauty so ancient and so new, late I loved you! I vacillate between a monkish contempt of physical beauty and a worldly addiction to physical beauty. Forgive me where I have … Continue reading Prayer of Confession – Re. Physical Beauty

A Guide for Cultivating Your Relationship with the Lord

Over the years, I have had the privilege of helping believers and new believers learn how to cultivate and begin a relationship with the Lord through simply reading and reflecting on his Word. If you have teenagers or kids at home, you would especially benefit from reading through the book of Proverbs. The average month … Continue reading A Guide for Cultivating Your Relationship with the Lord

In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership

At least once a year, I read the booklet by Henri Nouwen entitled In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership. He uses two key passages to unpack the nature of Christian leadership: Matthew 4:1-11 and John 21:15-21. In this book he discusses three temptations which all leaders face. Temptation 1: The Temptation to … Continue reading In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership

A Prayer of Confession based upon Luke 12:13-21

Audio Version: A Prayer of Confession based on Luke 12:13-21 Generous Father,  How prone we are to cry ‘foul’ where we have experienced a perceived injustice or personal slight. Yet You are a God of perfect justice who reconciles us to Yourself through an act of inconceivable injustice against Your perfectly innocent Son... Jesus. We find it hard to … Continue reading A Prayer of Confession based upon Luke 12:13-21