Navigating Life’s Demanding Seasons (Part 1)

Would you prefer to listen to Navigating Life's Demanding Seasons? Click over to the podcast version on "The Spiritual Coaching Dashboard." QUICK SUMMARY: As we watch nature cycle through the seasons, we see a handy metaphor for explaining, and sometimes defend, over-working. Although it is not always easy to tell at first, nature will eventually let [...]

By |2020-01-18T15:01:50+00:00January 18th, 2020|ARTICLES, DEVOTIONALS|Comments Off on Navigating Life’s Demanding Seasons (Part 1)

The Advent Conspiracy: Worship Fully

What is “Worship” & How Do I Do it “Fully?” QUICK SUMMARY: This week, as we start the Advent Conspiracy series, the subject is worshiping fully. But what if you do not know what it looks like to worship? What if the word “worship” is an enigma, an ethereal, intangible concept that does not translate [...]

By |2019-12-05T14:00:00+00:00December 5th, 2019|ARTICLES, DEVOTIONALS|Comments Off on The Advent Conspiracy: Worship Fully

Benched By God (2): Called But Stalled

PODCAST EPISODE: The Spiritual Coaching Dashboard… Click HERE to listen instead of read. QUICK SUMMARY: For this episode, I am going to continue the discussion about being benched by God. For this to make the greatest impact on you, and make the most sense to you, it is best that you go back and catch [...]

By |2019-11-01T17:24:47+00:00November 1st, 2019|DEVOTIONALS|Comments Off on Benched By God (2): Called But Stalled

The Annoying Yet Necessary Signs of Life 

What Do New Grandchildren Have to do With Spiritual Life?  PODCAST VERSION: on The Spiritual Coaching Podcast SHORT VERSION: Like the ups and downs of a heart beat (or the season of life, or the day/night daily cycle), so too our spiritual life will and must encounter highs and lows. We cannot escape confusion and [...]

By |2019-07-25T14:20:57+00:00July 25th, 2019|DEVOTIONALS|Comments Off on The Annoying Yet Necessary Signs of Life 


I first felt the presence of God when I was five-teen. It came to me in the middle of the night after I had woken from a nightmare and had begun to pray. The nightmare had left me feeling dark, cold and anxious, but the presence of Jesus made me feel light, warm and [...]

By |2017-09-28T20:24:28+00:00September 28th, 2017|DEVOTIONALS|Comments Off on IN DARKNESS, ABSENCE, OR DROUGHT

In the Storm

On this Thursday afternoon, I watch as not one, not two, but three hurricanes make their course along the Atlantic basin, gaining violent momentum propelled by forces in the atmosphere. First Harvey, now Irma, Jose and Katia. I can’t imagine what people are feeling as they brace for what may come. Cities along the Gulf [...]

By |2017-09-07T20:42:16+00:00September 7th, 2017|DEVOTIONALS|Comments Off on In the Storm

Embracing Failure

At a particularly low point in my life, I discovered that I couldn’t spell the word failure. I wrote it out a few times in my journal. Faliure Faliure Faliure Frustrated, I gave up and went to bed, realizing the next morning my obvious mistake of swapping the “l” and the “i” around. Now I [...]

By |2017-08-29T16:27:34+00:00August 29th, 2017|DEVOTIONALS|Comments Off on Embracing Failure

Not Waving but Drowning

I remember, a few years ago, attending a funeral for a mother of a friend who had taken her own life. The call came on an ordinary South African summer afternoon when I was sitting in the office at my computer. Even though it was a hot day, the news made me cold to the [...]

By |2017-08-22T20:14:07+00:00August 22nd, 2017|DEVOTIONALS|Comments Off on Not Waving but Drowning

Have we Forgotten to Listen?

“Let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God” – James 1 v 19-20. Look no further than the events of the past week in the United States of America, and you can see that we live in a [...]

By |2017-08-17T12:28:59+00:00August 17th, 2017|DEVOTIONALS|Comments Off on Have we Forgotten to Listen?

Reclaiming Time

Gareth and I first visited New York City in the fall of 2016. While I’m not certain about how people living in Binghamton feel about the city, most of the people I’ve spoken view it as a place to avoid. Yet for me, NYC had been a dream that I thought would never come true. [...]

By |2017-08-09T19:33:29+00:00August 9th, 2017|DEVOTIONALS|Comments Off on Reclaiming Time
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