Psalm 142: When I Feel Fainthearted

Psalm 142: When I Feel Fainthearted

I love that the scriptures are realistic. They do not assume that we all float around on a cloud of perfect performances and stellar experiences. Sometimes, we’re just plain fainthearted. Listen to this David prayer to see what I’m talking about. When my spirit...
Podcast: Where Do You Take Your Thirsts?

Podcast: Where Do You Take Your Thirsts?

Right now, we find ourselves in the season of Lent, and a few weeks ago, Alan wrote a blog post titled “Lent: An Invitation to True Satisfaction.” He said that, “In Lent, rather than aiming at acquisition, we aim for some form of openness or even empty space....
How to Let Scripture Pray for You

How to Let Scripture Pray for You

Have you ever come into God’s presence to pray and only then discovered that your mind or heart have failed to join you there? What do you do then? Praying scripture has been central to my own spiritual formation, as well as key in my training of Christians...
Audio: Cultivating an Unhurried Heart

Audio: Cultivating an Unhurried Heart

I had a chance to preach from one of my favorite psalms a couple of weekends ago. I led an overnight retreat and then spoke at a friend’s church in Dallas. The message, “Cultivating an Unhurried Heart,” was rooted in Psalm 27. What was fun was that...
Legalism: How to Love God’s Law Without It

Legalism: How to Love God’s Law Without It

The first line of An Unhurried Life says, “I’m a recovering speed addict—and I don’t mean the drug.” Well, I’m also recovering from legalism. There was a time when I loved having clear biblical rules by which to measure myself and others, but I too often did this with...