Psalm 1: Who Is Blessed?


Blessed is the man     who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners,     nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord,     and on his law he meditates day and night. (Psalm 1:1-2) Who Is…

How to Pray


I have to work hard at prayer. The hundreds of books that exist on this topic tell me my struggle is not unique. We want to pray. Our hearts desire to connect with our Savior. But drowning out the distractions of life, shifting our gaze onto Jesus, and making prayer…

How to Read & Study the Bible


What is the right way to read and study your Bible? My greatest encouragement to you on this topic is to just do it. Don't get hung up on doing it perfectly. Trying too hard to follow a specific method or formula can rob you of the joy of simply…

The Ideal Quiet Time


What is your ideal way to spend time with God in His Word? My vision for the perfect time with Him almost never happens. After years of attempting to develop some level of seemingly unattainable consistency, I stopped waiting for that season of life to arrive, and instead, try to embrace…

What To Call Your Time With God


It's very common for people to refer to their time of Bible reading and/or prayer as "devotions" or "quiet time". There are reasons that make sense for both. But lately I've been wondering if our names for this time are an indication of a misguided perspective on our relationship with…