Trusting God in the Wilderness: a Daily Lenten Devotional
As we journey through life, we often find ourselves in a desert kind of place. A place that feels desolate, lonely, harsh, and perhaps unfamiliar. And we might even feel the compulsion to escape and run to more familiar landscape. However, we are invited to resist that temptation for it is in those dry, desolate, lonely places that the Father does some of His best work. It is in those places where our souls become dry and thirsty that we unwilling to settle for clichés and easy answers. The stripping and unmasking of the desert are so good for our souls. If we desire God, the wilderness is where transformation occurs.
The 40 days of the Lenten Season is an invitation to journey like Jesus did in His 40 days of temptation in the wilderness. In many ways, Jesus’ wilderness time was a redemptive “redo” of the 40 years that the people of Israel spent in the wilderness. He faithfully endured temptation, danger, and fasting to model something for us. He was giving us an example of how to faithfully navigate the vicissitudes of life. In Lent, as we engage in a fast or discipline of some kind, we are following “in His steps.” (1 Peter 2:21)
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Que Cada Corazon Prepare Lugar Para El: Advent Devotional in Spanish
… a devotional for the Advent season: “Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room” walks the reader through several key elements of opening one’s heart to God. Includes daily reflections through Christmas Day as well as a Group Discussion guide for daily or weekly discussion/prayer. (IN SPANISH)
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In Welcome Everything, Ted serves as a guide through some of the spiritual contours of a journey through cancer. The story of his battle with both Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Hodgkins Lymphoma is detailed through sharing excerpts from a blog written during two and half years of treatments, surgeries, relapses, a transplant, and a whole host of side effects. Addressing issues that are experienced in a cancer journey as well as any kind of suffering, a hope and an identity securely tied in Christ are themes that run through these pages. Included are chapters of current reflections, looking back at the terrain traversed in these tumultuous years. Not a self-help book or a guide to cancer, this book is a look at what it means to welcome everything, including cancer, as a teacher that can bring more into one’s life than could ever be imagined.
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What people are saying …
“Reflections on My Journey with Cancer is more than a cancer book, it is a treasure of reflections that helps us all learn what it means to Welcome Everything. As Dr. Ted Wueste engages the idea of welcoming everything, he artfully gives us a peek into his own cancer journey to explore what it means to accept those things we cannot change. Without offering prescriptions, Dr. Wueste, invites us into his experience, the good and the bad, offering keen insights and applications for all who are hurting and experiencing a loss of control in their lives. This book can be read and studied to understand central themes of the Christian life (Is God doing this to me? What does it mean to trust God?), but undoubtedly it will serve as a devotional for many who are struggling through difficult times. Timely, and critically important to our own spiritual development, I strongly recommend that you explore what it means to Welcome Everything.” Doug Kelley, PhD
Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room: Advent Reflections
… a devotional for the Advent season: “Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room” walks the reader through several key elements of opening one’s heart to God. Includes daily reflections through Christmas Day as well as a Group Discussion guide for daily or weekly discussion/prayer.
Click here (sample chapters) for a sample of the introduction and first day.
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What people are saying …
“The devotional received so much positive feedback. Week after week people told me how much they were enjoying it. Several people indicated that they we’re going to do it again immediately after Advent because they felt like there was more they could get out of it. Thank you for the time, prayers and wisdom you poured into this writing this book.” Mary Beth Rentsch, church leader in Michigan
Study Guide for Brother Lawrence
“The Practice of the Presence of God” with Study Guide is now available. We were designed to live life in the “presence of God” and this study guide helps the reader walk through reflection questions and various prayer “experiments” that apply the simple, yet profound concepts that Brother Lawrence shared centuries ago. Each chapter includes a group discussion so that the material can be processed and applied in community. This study guide includes the text of Brother Lawrence’s Conversations and Letters. You can order copies on Amazon – click here. Or, if you’d like to order in bulk (1o or more copies), we can offer them at a reduced rate of $8 each (which includes shipping). Click here.
Mansions of the Heart Study Guide
Mansions of the Heart: Study Guide. It has been a privilege to work with Tom Ashbrook (author of Mansions of the Heart) on this study guide. Go to www.mansionsoftheheart.comfor ordering information and more about the study guide. Bulk orders of 10 or more receive discounted pricing and free shipping. Check it out at www.mansionsoftheheart.com.
Other Written Projects (available for download by request)
The God Who Dances is a study which looks at the movements of God in forming us in the context of relationship with Himself. The text from which the book springs is Ephesians 4:17-24.
The following video was filmed in April 2012 as a representation of The God Who Dances. Thanks to videographer Jeff Scroggins and dancers/choreographers: Paige Nyman, Joe Velazquez, and Nicole Von Enck.