Feet Like That of Jesus: A Poem for the New Year

Father, give me feet like that of the Savior’s, That tread faithfully down the servant’s path. May they be fit for your honor and reputation, Supporting a frame that builds what only lasts. In the wake of the dust they create, May love be sown around. And may it be that many will follow, As they aim toward Heaven’s ground. (C) […]

He Who Rides Through The Deserts

Every single one of us, if we’re honest, can think of a time when we could feel the proverbial desert sands stinging our eyes and burning our feet. We have all had seasons of spiritual drought. We have all had drawn out periods of time when our strength was sapped, our souls in anguish, our minds weary, and our vision […]

When Your Adversary Roars

I was asked recently to share about the way spiritual warfare works in my own life. What a tough thing to tackle! Dare I be brutally honest, conveying the depths that I can go in my own struggle against the “cosmic powers over this present darkness” (Ephesians 6:12)? Generally speaking I shared along two lines. One line referred to ways […]

The End of the Line

I just returned to Fargo and am still attempting to process my journey to Mozambique. Before I go much further, I have to commend Master’s Heart Ministries, which, I am convinced, is one of the most genuinely effective ministry partners I have ever worked with. If you wish to know more about Master’s Heart Ministries, please click here. Now, back […]

Four Simple Reflections on Worship

This past weekend I had a chance to welcome guests to Bethel Church’s Valley Worship Arts Conference. Pastor Andy Kvernen, one of my ministry partners and Bethel’s marvelous worship pastor, had asked me to take a few moments and share some thoughts on the impact of worship on the local church. Much could be shared, but here is what I […]

“With You I Am Well Pleased”

When was the last time you really, truly felt loved and appreciated? Like you were special? That someone, anyone, really delighted in . . . well . . . you? The ancient Israelites wrestled with these questions. They felt forgotten. Abandoned. Lost and desperate. Isaiah 63:19 gives a hint of this, at which place their emotions spill forth as they […]