How to Establish a Daily Prayer Practice


A daily time of connecting to God through prayer can be invaluable for spiritual growth.  But sometimes it’s hard to find the time each day or make daily prayer time a regular habit. Here are some ideas for cultivating a daily prayer practice that will help you establish it as an integral part of your […]

Taken from Finding God in the Verbs by Jennie Isbell and J. Brent Bill.  Copyright (c) 2015 by Jennie Isbell and J. Brent Bill. Used by permission of InterVarsity Press. To order a copy, go to resources.

Blueprint for a Better Prayer Life


Prayer is an open line of communication to God to hear his heart and discover his will. In addition to making you more spiritually sensitive, prayer will give you guidance. You can talk to God all the time, every day in all kind of circumstances. Here are some tips for developing a strong prayer life […]

Excerpt from Your Blueprint for Life (Thomas Nelson, 2015). Used by permission of the publisher. To order a copy, go to resources.

When God Seems Far Away


Sometimes, no matter how much or how hard we pray, we crash headlong into the silence of God and seemingly unanswered prayer. Silent cries, wordless waiting, or banging away on heaven’s door is all part of a relationship with the One who is good and beyond us and our control. If you’re struggling with unanswered […]

photo credit: Dale Hanson Bourke

Adapted from True You–Overcoming Self-Doubt and Using Your Voice by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun and Tracey D. Bianchi. To order a copy, go to resources.

Contemplative Practices for Everyday Life


I define contemplative spirituality as slowing down to be with Jesus. It has made a radical difference in my life and in the lives of those to whom I have taught these principles. Contemplative spirituality does not require removing oneself from the hustle and bustle of daily commitments. Rather, it forms the basis from which […]

Taken from The Emotionally Healthy Leader by Peter Scazzero Copyright © 2015 by Peter Scazzero. Used by permission of Zondervan. To order a copy, go to resources.