Getting to the Son in Prayer

Coach Me to Pray: #8

New folks have joined our journey, so let’s get you up to speed. We’re in this prayer coaching series in which we’re asking ourselves questions about our prayer life. We’re trying to understand four areas: our current situation, our ideal future, the obstacles in our way, and a plan to get there. Some people resist […]

When Good Things Get In Your Way

Coach Me to Pray: #7

Do you know what I haven’t been good at lately? Writing this blog series. I’m sorry about that. This started as a summer blog series, now it’s Fall. If you’re new to our blog, you have no idea this series is running like molasses. But if you’re not, you might have wondered what happened. I […]

What’s Getting in Your Way?

Coach Me To Pray: #6

The Bible says, “Be strong in the LORD and in his mighty power.” (Eph 6:10) If something’s worth doing, something else is going to jump in your way. Expect it. It’s rare that anything of value comes without a fight. You might say that salvation and grace come freely, but that’s not true. Do you […]

The Chief Outcomes of Prayer

Coach Me To Pray: #5

If you want to do God’s will, you’ve got to prioritize prayer. There are some things from God you can’t learn by reading them or listening to others; they come by personal experience alone, experiencing God like only you can. And the way to experience God like only you can is to pray with your […]

What’s Your “Dream” Prayer Life?

Coach Me To Pray: #4

Psalm 84 says, “How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD Almighty.” So you may have dreams for different parts of your life—your dream marriage, your dream children, your dream friends, your dream job, your dream house, your dream body, your dream bank account, your dream retirement. We could go on. But let me ask […]

This Is the Key to Life

Coach Me To Pray: #3

We’re in this series on taking a coach approach to prayer. Last week you answered some questions about your prayer life. This week I’m going to share something personal. Usually a coach doesn’t divulge much about his own life—the coach approach is all about the client. But the point is worth making, and the story […]

Life Coaching And The Creek

Earlier this year, we bought a cabin on a creek. It’s just feet from the water. We’ve seen muskrats and osprey, frogs and turtles, geese and salamanders and crayfish. Every moment you look, the creek is different than it was. It carries leaves downstream and sometimes fallen branches, and the bubbles aren’t the same as […]