Fellowship of Affection

Last night Matt and I took two sick-ish kids out for a pre-bedtime drive. Stuffy/runny noses and low grade fevers had made for a long day and thus an evening get-a-way seemed just the right choice for the day’s closure. … Read more

What shall Separate Us?

Yesterday we were once more singing through John 1 in our 2pm set with Jon Thurlow’s team. Each week as we have sung this passage—for some six months now—a new arrow pierces my heart. This time it was the arrow of the … Read more

Prisoners of Hope

 from Deep unto Deep  “…I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit. Return to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope. Even today I declare that I will restore double to you” (Zechariah 9:11-12). Seasons of divine silence are the … Read more

Descent of Love

From my new book Entirety…     In the midst of the Christmas season, let us meditate on the greatness of Jesus’ full-givenness in love for us … We know and think of Jesus from our first sight of Him, a helpless Baby lain in a manger in … Read more

Come to Me

Today we sang out of Matthew 11 in our Noon set with Ron Downing’s team—and today Jesus found my heart through this passage. As we came to the words, “Come to Me all you who are weary and heavy laden … Read more

Hidden in the Unseen

I have joined myself to an Ocean, and I cleave to a world unseen. It is not only a joining that we embrace but a free-falling. In our descent, a drawn out cry comes forth as our last request, “Have … Read more