Dream Soberly

  We’re celebrating the 100th Anniversary of our beloved church, Church of the Open Door. For seven months we’ve been talking about the past, and a glorious past it is. The downtown church was used by God to launch worldwide ministries, and in our 30 years...

Don’t Wonder About God’s Will, Live It

Wondering About God’s Will “I just want to know what God wants me to do,” the man said to me. His eyes filled with rage at my answer: “No you don’t!” “What do you mean?” he protested. “I do too; I want to know God’s will!” As we sat across the table in my...

Failure and Grace In Community

Judy and I are at Cannon Beach Conference Center this week. I’m teaching the biblical passages behind the principles in my new book on discovering God’s will, The Trail. This morning I’m teaching about the role of community in discovering God’s...

Jesus, I Have Nothing

This morning I told Jesus something I’ve said to him many times over the decades. “Jesus, I have nothing left to give. I’m spent, exhausted, out of steam.” I feel like one of those balloons my grandkids blow up and let go. They fly around the...