Loving God with Our Whole Heart

In reading Psalm 119 I noticed the phrase “whole heart” referenced several times. With my whole heart have I sought thee: Oh let me not wander from thy commandments. Psalm 119:10  Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; Yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart. Psalm 119: 34  I entreated thy favor with […]

Water for our Heart

Back in the spring I drove to north Georgia with my son Will to see an old friend.  As is common in that area, there was a stream running alongside the road kicking up mesmerizing white water.  It was clear that the power of the moving water had cut a path through the rocks and earth.   When applied over […]

Listening to your heart

Because the heart is the center of our motivations it’s really important for us to listen to our heart – especially in times of stress, hurt or big decisions.  It may be that we have heart motivations that need to be challenged or it may be that God is well pleased with our heart. Our heart gets messages […]

A Tender Heart Towards God

My brother Jim is a really great cook.  He’s so good he was on NBC’s cooking show Food Fighters and won against some nationally known chefs. So, I had a question for him about the heart.  I’ve been thinking about the fact that when we don’t pay attention to our hearts they sometimes become hardened and tasteless, like a hard piece […]

Open the Eyes of My Heart

When our hearts are humble toward God and others, they’re open to truth.  Yet, when we believe our own wisdom (pride) is sufficient for the issues of life, our hearts become closed.   Humility and pride determine the openness of our heart. Do you want the eyes of your heart open to His truth, grace and forgiveness? […]

Journey into the Heart – Part II

In my last blog, we looked at the definition of the heart, the need to be sensitive to our heart and we considered how to live from our heart. In this part 2 to the heart, we’ll examine how western culture values the mind and we’ll ask the question as to whether the heart is good. The Wonder and Dominance of […]

Journey into the Heart – Part I

From the verse Proverbs 4:23 it’s easy to grasp that the heart is preeminently important. “Above all else, guard your heart, for from it flow all the issues of life“ The heart is a hard thing to put into words and is surely mysterious.  While the heart muscle in our chest cavity is easy to describe, the other […]

Guard Your Heart

“Above all else, guard your heart, for from it flow all the issues of life“. – Proverbs 4:23 Last week, we looked at the idea that our heart is the most important part of who we are and that we need to be sensitive to it and guard it.  While the world elevates and encourages us […]

23rd Psalm – The Shepherd’s Hand

The 23rd Psalm is possibly the best-known chapter of the Bible. It’s only 6 verses and 109 words yet for thousands of years it’s provided penetrating comfort to hurting and worried people around the world. In just the first five words, “the Lord is my Shepherd”, there is a profusion of strength and hope. The […]

Receive God’s Love

Tired, worn out, frazzled, dazed, agitated, upset, disappointed….or even joyful and full of hope…want to take 6 minutes and simply rest before God and receive the love He has for you? I pray you enjoy the music, imagery and the holy scripture as you come near & receive God’s love. (Ideal conditions are a quiet room with headphones.) A Prayer […]