Following Jesus in the 21st century leads to a more interesting and dynamic life than we can imagine. Look beyond all you’ve been taught and believe to see your life as God imagines it. Find peace, joy and love in all that you do.

It’s been almost 40 years since I gave my life to Christ. I am a spiritual director, blogger and author about living the life in Christ. Come along with me and we’ll walk this riveting path together.

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Nov 29, 2021

Advent

11.29.21 Advent   Thanksgiving, gratitude to God for all that we are, all that we have, all that we are to become—Thanksgiving in our country ushers in Advent, the celebration of the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ, in this world. Advent is the season of waiting, of anticipation, of knowing the gift that is […]

Nov 22, 2021

Thanksgiving

I wrote a few weeks ago about gratitude. And here we are in the week of Thanksgiving. The first pilgrims feasted in the fall of 1621 in thanksgiving for this new country, for the help of the natives in settling in, and so we do, too, exactly 500 years later, celebrate this country and all […]

Nov 15, 2021

How Do We Live As Disciples of Christ?

  Last week I wrote about living in the truth instead of the narrative: the narrative is the story that we have been taught by our culture, our parents, and through our own experience—it is what we want to have happen in our lives. And now this week, I turn to what happens in our […]

” What you are is God’s gift to you;
What you make of yourself is your gift to God. “

Exodus: Our Story, Too! weaves together the trials of the Israelites in the wilderness between Egypt and Canaan with the stages of the classical spiritual journey: Awakening, Purgation, Illumination and Union. To read this story is to see where each of us is on this journey and what we have left to do to enter the kingdom of God. The longest part of the journey is purgation, the giving up of our rebellious nature, the owning of all that we are, all that we have said and done and what was done to us, the releasing of our own world-centered views of how our lives should go in favor of loving God, of following Him wherever He would take us and finally entering into a full partnership with God in our lives. Then we live out our lives as we were created to be, living fully, purposefully and in peace.

Over the Christian centuries the teaching about the kingdom of God has followed a pretty narrow pattern. The kingdom was heaven where believers in Jesus as the son of God, if they had been true to the letter of the law, would go after they died. This interpretation has ignored much of what Jesus said about the kingdom in His parables and teachings and focused on us being “letter-of-the-law” people. But Jesus was about the Spirit of the Law, that is following the essence of the law in every situation, not being sure to cross every “I” and dot every “t.”

“Come and find the quiet center in the crowded life we lead, find the room for hope to enter, find the frame where we are freed:
Clear the chaos and the clutter, clear our eyes, that we can see all the things that really matter, be at peace, and simply be.”

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