discernment

What Is Prayer…and Am I Any Good At It?

Those who work with me have undoubtedly heard me say that prayer is one of my lowest spiritual gifts. I am 100% sure about this, but I regularly get surprised reactions from people when I tell them. What Is A Spiritual Gift? To me, a spiritual gift is something you do that brings you and…

Can You Be More Specific?

I was meeting with a dear friend recently, and I end our times together by asking what I should pray for him over the next few months. He told me the first thing that came to mind, I gave him a look he knows all too well, and he replied, “Yeah, that’s not specific enough,…

Really? Really? OK!

Late one weekday evening, almost everyone I knew found themselves at the same viewing before a very hard funeral. The line stretched outside. As I approached the dearly departed, I felt an all-too-familiar nudge. It’s something different every time, but this time the nudge said: “Tell that man that this is his chance to be…

God Please Derail Me

I recently pre-ordered the new book by Chip and Dan Heath called┬áDecisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work. One of the main points in the book goes like this: Prepare to Be Wrong: we are overconfident, thinking we know how the future will unfold when we really don’t. We should prepare for…