The Spiritual Practice of Truth Telling

The Spiritual Practice of Truth Telling

I recently drove near the house where I lived my first twelve years. Parked on the lot of my elementary school which is closed now, memories rushed through the adventure of history. Feeling a basketball being dribbled on the hard ground and a shot off a backboard...
Truth Telling by Andrea Summers

Truth Telling by Andrea Summers

Being honest and being a truth-teller are two different things. I learned the importance of honesty in seventh grade when, after an entire semester of forging my mother’s signature on my practice report for band, my parents made me go to my band teacher and confess my...
Worth the Wait by Mike Myers

Worth the Wait by Mike Myers

“Waiting” was our spiritual discipline for last week. But we wanted to use another story this week. Rev. Mike Myers, pastor of Heritage Presbyterian Church in Royston, GA, offers us these reminders about “waiting.” Before you read this, please go look up...
Solitude: Are We the Ones?

Solitude: Are We the Ones?

This week’s spiritual discipline is solitude. Today’s story is from Pause With Jesus: Encountering His Story in Everyday Life. The day was ending.  More people came to Jesus. More were healed.  More evil spirits came. More were rebuked.  Then comes the part of the...
Waiting

Waiting

This week’s spiritual discipline is waiting. Today’s blog is from the book, Pause: The Secret to a Better Life One Word at a Time Billy Mann sings an honest request in his song, “(Tell Me) When God Will Speak.” His gentle jazz sounds good; his honest lyrics ask...
Are We Listening?

Are We Listening?

This week’s spiritual discipline is “listening.” Today’s blog is from the book Pause: The Secret to a Better Life One Word at a Time. We talk to God. He listens. We read God’s Word. He speaks. Call it a relationship, a renewal. Call it real life.  Most of us know...
A Prayer Walk

A Prayer Walk

We continue our journey of emphasizing a different spiritual discipline each week. This week’s focus is on a prayer walk.  Have you taken a prayer walk? Do you know what it is?  Here is an article providing a description. Please take time to read. Also, take...
Learning to Surrender: Maybe a Nap Can Help

Learning to Surrender: Maybe a Nap Can Help

This week’s spiritual discipline is “surrender.” Today’s blog is the chapter “A Nap,” from Chris Maxwell’s book, Pause for Moms. Remember the occasion? The child was tired. It was past nap time and his day had already been very busy. Games and laughter and more games...
As a Year Ends and a Year Begins

As a Year Ends and a Year Begins

Here is a short poem to read as we near 2019. For a collection of poems by Chris Maxwell, get a copy of his book, a slow and sudden God: 40 years of wonder. begin now is the time. begin.  for the first time, begin. or, for the tenth time, begin again. with love and...