Prayerful Meditation: Stopping

Prayerful Meditation: Stopping

This week’s emphasis is meditation. Today’s blog is originally from the book, Pause: The Secret to a Better Life, One Word at a Time. “Eastern meditation is an attempt to empty the mind; Christian meditation is an attempt to fill the mind. The two ideas are quite...
A Poem About Silence 

A Poem About Silence 

From: a slow and sudden God: 40 years of wonder. silence you are too often missing among us. we raise the noise. we add and add and add more sound to keep you out. we fail to know we need you. we crave you, but misinterpret desires, crafting new trends of sound,...
The Spiritual Discipline of Silence

The Spiritual Discipline of Silence

(We continue emphasizing a spiritual discipline each week. This week’s focus is on silence. Today’s comments are from Chris Maxwell’s book Pause For Moms: Finding Rest in a Too Busy World.) Seeing this chapter title’s two words, “A Retreat,” reminds me of many...
More Thoughts on Worship by Clarke Sowell

More Thoughts on Worship by Clarke Sowell

It’s easy to be excited about Jesus when what He’s saved you from isn’t far behind. Emotions can carry us for a season, but what about when life levels out? The sweet by and by is typically where we get distracted, or sadly, go back to the mindsets that ruled us...
The Life of Worship by Dr. Mike Luper

The Life of Worship by Dr. Mike Luper

If you were to ask any Christian whether or not worship was important, the answer would be a resounding, “Yes, of course!” However, if you then ask them to define the term worship, you might get a variety of answers. If we understand worship to be important in the...
The Spiritual Discipline of Worship by Trés Ward

The Spiritual Discipline of Worship by Trés Ward

Worship is likely one of the most overused yet misunderstood terms in the modern Christian movement. The word in its original form is proskyneō, which means “to bow down” or “to prostrate oneself.” In our Christian culture, we often hear this term associated with...
The Spiritual Discipline of Study by JJ Getz

The Spiritual Discipline of Study by JJ Getz

Toward the end of my time at Emmanuel College, I was invited to attend a nearby church’s revival service. A high-profile pastor was slated to preach and some friends were already planning to attend. I decided to go. The sermon began somewhere in Genesis and wound up...
The Spiritual Discipline of Study by Dr. Tony G. Moon

The Spiritual Discipline of Study by Dr. Tony G. Moon

Dr. Tony G. Moon is the author of From Plowboy to Pentecostal Bishop: The Life of J. H. King.   “Jesus replied, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind’” (Matthew 22:37; see also Mark 12:30; Luke 10:27; my emphasis)....
When Self-Care Means Seeing a Counselor

When Self-Care Means Seeing a Counselor

From Chris Maxwell’s book Pause for Moms.  A mother “graded” her family at the end of each day. On the refrigerator she would place letter grades each night for each child—all based on performance of duties and responsibilities and assignments. And also a grade for...