January 25th: Jesus Teach Us To Pray

As one could imagine, if our quiet times are suffering due to the distractions of the digital age, it isn’t a stretch to assume that our prayer lives fall in the same category. As I am pressing into these simple practices to settle my busy mind and encounter more peace and Presence during my daily … Continue reading

Devotional January 24: Write it down

Matthew: But where would be a good place to start? Phillip: For you, I think the psalms of David is a good place to start. Matthew: I am ready. Phillip: For example, for the choir master, A Psalm of David. (quoting Psalm 139:8) “If I go ascend to the heavens, you are there;    if I make my … Continue reading

Devotional January 23rd – Distraction

This weekend I served at a conference with Revelation Wellness. It was a weekend jam packed with Jesus, fitness, energy, rest, dancing, crying, praying, worship, silence, singing and Scripture. I know, right? It was AMAZING. One thing I LOVE about the Lord is how, in the midst of so many things going on around us, … Continue reading

“Lay Hold and Walk In It…”

Not that I have now attained [this ideal], or have already been made perfect, but I press on to lay hold of (grasp) and make my own, that for which Christ Jesus (the Messiah) has laid hold of me and made me His own. Philippians 3:12 AMPC “Lay hold and walk in it…” These words were recently written … Continue reading

Progressively In His Image

I count everything as loss compared to the possession of the priceless privilege (the supreme advantage) of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord and of progressively becoming more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him [perceiving and recognizing and understanding Him more fully and clearly]. For His sake I have lost everything and consider it all to … Continue reading

Sabbatical: Reflections From Rest… Regret

Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your business and working with your hands. 1 Thessalonians 4:11 The weeks following my poolside silent retreat were typical summer days full of family fun, play, work, chores, travel, packing a freshman for college, church responsibilities, piano lessons…. you know, stuff. But burning beneath was … Continue reading

Sabbatical: Reflections from Rest … The Invitation

I recently looked back on my results from Tom Rath’s book, Strength Finders 2.0. This is an incredible personality assessment which narrows down top talents and encourages readers to invest energy doing what best suits their strengths instead of spending energy improving areas of weakness. Brilliant. What I found was fascinating. I have taken the … Continue reading