A Father’s Help

“Because of their faith in Him, their daily portion will be a Father’s help and deliverance from evil. This is true for all who turn to hide themselves in Him” (Psalm 37:40)! For those of us who have faith in God the Unshakable, we are promised a “Father’s help.” And this special treatment is not … More A Father’s Help

Leading Worship IS Worship

Here’s what I’m advocating: a worship leader ought to have both a vertical priority and a horizontal priority. Our vertical priority is to focus on connection with Jesus; our horizontal priority is to lead our precious people into connection with Jesus. And that can look like many things. … More Leading Worship IS Worship

The Prayers You Need Most Aren’t the Ones You’re Praying

Each of us has had his heart broken. Most of us have suffered betrayal. We have all felt the disorientation that comes with grief. Every last one of us has made decisions we wish could be undone. Thank God for prayer! Thank God for that intimate communion between the Designer and His little creations. Friends, … More The Prayers You Need Most Aren’t the Ones You’re Praying

Warmly Received

Think back with me. It’s a hot summer day in your childhood. As you lazily stare out the window, you wipe a tiny trickle of sweat from your forehead with the back of your hand. What am I going to do today? you wonder. Then suddenly—what’s that sound? A soft melody tinkles in the distance. … More Warmly Received

Joyful Jesus

The more experiences you share with a beloved friend, the more you see his personality. I have been sharing life with Jesus for many, many years now, and I have continually been impressed by Him—He is so absolutely joyful! Maybe that’s an awfully foreign thought for you. Of course, I suppose every human wants God … More Joyful Jesus