the gate

the gate

From the book “a slow and sudden God: 40 years of wonder.” the gate is closed. does it keep me out or in? is it for protection or prohibition? do i have an enemy that would attack if the gate did not block entry? am i the enemy lurking in pursuit of a land i dare not...
“Is it Personal?” by W. Isaiah Garnett

“Is it Personal?” by W. Isaiah Garnett

As I walked the streets In a cityI hardly remember homeDidn’t feel like home.I was reaching for kindness Only to cowerIn the faceOf what I perceived to be beyond mebut now I realizeIn this mirrorfaces differbut pain does notloss does notlove does notI mustered the...

Poetry for the Summer: reality

Welcome to “Poetry for the Summer.” Today’s blog is from my book “a slow and sudden God: 40 years of wonder.” reality  words spoken or written, intentionally or unintentionally, and released. words heard or read, passively or...
Poetry for the Summer: God Moments by Scott Ellington

Poetry for the Summer: God Moments by Scott Ellington

  Welcome to “Poetry for the Summer.” This poem is by Dr. Scott Ellington God Moments by Scott Ellington Precious are the moments when awakened from a dream I see and smell and feel the fabric of God’s weaving. I find a place, small but not uncounted by...
Poetry for the Summer: poetry and words

Poetry for the Summer: poetry and words

Welcome to “Poetry for the Summer.” Today’s blog is from my book “a slow and sudden God: 40 years of wonder.” i’m thankful today for poetry. the imagery. the rhythm. the sounds. the lines. reading it, today. hearing it, now. daring my damaged brain to envision, to...
Are You Going?

Are You Going?

From the book, Pause for Pastors: Finding Still Waters in the Storm of Ministry. As I said goodbye to a congregation I dearly loved and pastored, and said yes to a new pastoral position, I wrote the article, “To Swim with Him” —-  The waves are racing toward us....
Are You Dreaming?

Are You Dreaming?

From the book, Pause: The Secret to a Better Life One Word at a Time  Sometimes prayers don’t seem to be answered. Should that stop us from praying? For me, sometimes they do. But they shouldn’t.  Even when we pray and pray and pray and pray, and those prayers go...
forgiveness

forgiveness

This week’s spiritual discipline is forgiveness. This blog is from the book a slow and sudden God: 40 years of wonder. forgive us our trespasses, we pray. as we forgive those who have trespassed against us, we say. a decision we make, is forgiveness. not waiting...