Spiritual Formation

The Philippians Challenge

This is for those on my Facebook page who have taken the Philippians Challenge. Raw Philippians What is it? It is the book of Philippians (NASB) with no chapter numbers, verse numbers, theme headings, etc. Why? Because punctuation, chapter numbers,… Read More ›

Do You Know What Day It Is?

This week my prayer has been, “Lord, I just want intimacy with you!” I am convinced that intimacy with Jesus is the beginning of the answer to everything. In fact, I frequently find myself  trying to express the urgency of… Read More ›


Context Philippians 3:3-10, NIV, 3 “For it is we who are the circumcision, we who worship by the Spirit of God, who glory in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh— 4 though I myself have reasons… Read More ›


The following is an excerpt from Scott Fowler, Contending for the Habit of Daily Prayer. New York: Issachar Imprints. 2016. There are two things we need to be comfortable with if we are to successfully cultivate a meaningful, dynamic prayer life…. Read More ›

The Two Questions . . .

(The following questions are put forth as concisely worded reminders to help you be accountable to the all-important privilege and opportunity for daily prayer. The key, if your answers are negative, is not to become discouraged, guilty, or to find… Read More ›

Between Real and Ideal

The existence of the ideal is evidence of its possibility. Ever been inspired by a movie because of the values it portrayed? The story was challenging and beautiful, moving and uplifting. Then you come back to “reality” and realize that… Read More ›