Walk in the Light of Christ

In the Bible the Psalmist and the Apostle John urge us to “walk in the light” (Psalm 89:15, 1 John 1:7). Being attuned to God (or practicing God’s presence) in this way is the key to a life of love, joy, and peace. In Paul’s words this is to “pray without ceasing” or “keep in step with…

Soul Care

How do you care for your soul? Do you ever feel like a juice box that’s been sucked dry by people sticking a straw into you?! This was the question I asked a 100 ministry leaders/caregivers, mothers, and pastors’ wives at a church conference recently. When I come home from a day of caring for…

Electric Bible Passages for Scripture Memory

Most Scripture memory programs focus on verses, but it’s far more helpful to memorize longer portions of the Bible, focusing on special passages. The Benefits of Scripture Memory All of the Bible is inspired by God and authoritative to guide our lives under the Lordship of Christ. But some passages (like the ones below) are especially electric! These…

Bible Verses on Food and Fitness

Many people today are interested in food and fitness. In America are diets are very unhealthy and our lifestyles are overly sedentary. More and more people are overweight, out of shape, and in poor health, physically and emotionally (the two are connected!). Consider these key Bible verses on food and fitness. I developed this for…

Solitude and Silence

In our Soul Shepherding ministry to pastors, leaders, and other servants of the Lord we put high priority on practicing solitude and silence. Each day of our TLC certificate program in “Spiritual Formation and Soul Care Ministry” features extended solitude and silence, balanced with times of learning and sharing in community. (See “TLC Retreats for Pastors…