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...
Contemplation by Curt Dalaba

Contemplation by Curt Dalaba

I became interested in contemplation when I got tired of doing all the talking. I thought if prayer is indeed a conversation with God, why am I involved in a monologue? I was interested in writings, both current and historical, that dealt with the topic of...
The Spiritual Discipline of Giving by Josh Hafner

The Spiritual Discipline of Giving by Josh Hafner

In life we’re given so many opportunities to flesh out faith-filled, daily obedience. In the blink of an eye, however, our time on earth expires, and we cross into eternity. Time evades our grasp like sand flowing through clenched fists. Still, in God’s sovereignty,...
Have We Tried Scripture Memorization?

Have We Tried Scripture Memorization?

This week we are emphasizing scripture memorization as our spiritual discipline. What comes to your mind as you think about it? Have you tried to memorize scripture? Can you quote some verses from the Bible?  Before my brain damage, I memorized a few portions of...