Attachment Love

God made me for attachment love A forever bond that’s true This helps me know my truest self Someone sticks to me like glue Into native love and peace I lean And my circuits come online All at once our thoughts are shared They’re both human and Divine In his new book Renovated, Dr. Jim […]

The Breath and the Voice

The Breath and the Voice came as one to create And God’s order from chaos emerged His first temple was built for all made to enjoy As God’s Word caused the realms to converge The Word spoke again and pointed the way To a tree meant to mingle our lives But we hardened our hearts […]

The Gift

No one knows the thoughts of God except the Holy Spirit Who searches out the heart of God and things hidden within it He comprehends the secret wisdom of the mind of Christ Possessing glory all its own that rulers underpriced But oh the things God has prepared for those who will abide No eye […]

Love To Hear

Though our tries seem hit and miss The heart of God to hear It doesn’t mean He’s holding back We can rise above this fear Our yearnings bid us deeper To be grateful and draw near Gracious parents share their hearts When their children love to hear One of my adult sons recently sat me […]

Breathing Prayer

So glad that You’ve married breathing and prayer Left alone I’d know not what to say But since it is You that made me alive You have promised to help me to pray Just as I’m living I’m calling on You When I breathe I am praying Your name I inhale the gentle wind … […]

Immanuel

Let joy arise oh my soul You are not alone Hope appears when our eyes meet Peace remains when You seem gone There is a rhythm of engagement and rest woven into the fabric of all healthy relationships. With mutual and coordinated engagement comes the crescendo of joy. After all, joy is relational in its […]

Being Known by God

“…we know that ‘all of us possess knowledge.’ This ‘knowledge’ puffs up, but love builds up. If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. But if anyone loves God, he is known by God.”‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭8:1b-3‬ ‭ESV‬‬ We, as followers of Jesus, often and boldly testify to […]

Broadening the Battlefield

My wife and I were reading through Judges this morning about the story of Gideon. I think we sometimes over-glorify certain Bible characters because God used them to accomplish some amazing things in their day to bless God’s people. Despite God visiting and empowering Gideon to defeat the Midianites who were occupying Israel at the time, […]

Presencing

So much of what we actually and deeply learn in life comes from what I like to call presencing. It has to do with the powerful and lasting effects of one living being upon another. We leave indelible impressions upon others that we encounter, and they upon us. This is all the more true of our […]

Secure Attachment and Our Grand Adventure With Christ

“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and […]