Napping in the Storm

Napping in the Storm

From Pause With Jesus: Encountering His Story in Everyday Life. One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s go over to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and set out. As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat...
A Note to Pastors

A Note to Pastors

From the book Pause for Pastors: Finding Still Waters in the Storm of Ministry  Ministry is a strange collection of nouns and verbs. The people and places and things. The action. The dates and events and performances. The action. The buildings and songs and lights....
Healthy Reminders

Healthy Reminders

These words from Philippians are healthy reminders of how we should live. Read and reflect on Paul’s instructions. Take time to process practical ways Philippians 4:4–9 (NIV) can come alive for you:  Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your...
Poetry for the Summer: the Quiltmaker

Poetry for the Summer: the Quiltmaker

Welcome to “Poetry for the Summer.” Today’s blog is from my book “a slow and sudden God: 40 years of wonder.”   He searched for the fragments,  the scraps,  the pieces  of cloth of little worth;  He found them,  He found me.  with His hands  He joined me with others, ...
Poetry for the Summer: now standing

Poetry for the Summer: now standing

Welcome again to Poetry for the Summer. This blog is a poem from “a slow and sudden God: 40 years of wonder.” standing now, even uncertain of the future direction or the original foundation. life’s rather tricky, while certainty only appearing occasionally during the...