Devotion index



Encountering God

Life together

Spreading the Word




Personal honesty

The battle

Living faithfully

Spiritual practices

Lectio Divina

Book reviews

Books for ministry

Christian pop culture

Travel writing

Other genres



John 21:17

The third time he said to him, "Simon son of John, do you love me?"

Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, "Do you love me?" He said, "Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you."

Jesus said, "Feed my sheep."

Encountering God

God is not your boss
You are not God's employee. You are his beloved. 9/13

Truly One of Us
Considering Matthew's genealogy of Christ brings new meaning to the doctrine, "fully human, fully God." 12/11

The Mysterious Power of Presence
God's power manifests itself when we pay attention to the things he wants to show us. 1/08

Does Jesus Care?
When life is hard, we sometimes doubt whether Jesus will help us or even cares about our situation. John 11 puts these doubts to rest. 4/07

Where is Jesus Today?
We know what Jesus did with his life here on earth. We know he's coming back in glory someday. But what's he doing right now? 1/06

Establishing a Track Record
When we have a track record with God, we can look back at his faithfulness and gain courage for the future. The hard part is establishing the track record in the first place. 2/05

Do I Really Believe this Stuff?
One way God increases our faith is to bring us to a crisis where we have to decide — do we really believe him or not? 6/01

Swimming Lessons
Why can't we see where we're going when we're walking with God? 6/00

Throwing off My Light Meter
Trying to grasp God's holiness. 9/00

Ready for Christmas
Longing for Christmas and all its implications. 12/00