Journaling by Doug Beacham

Journaling by Doug Beacham

This week’s spiritual discipline is journaling, one of my favorites. Today’s blog is by Bishop Doug Beacham, General Superintendent of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. There are two aspects of journaling that are my focus in this brief essay. First,...
Mentoring

Mentoring

This week’s spiritual discipline is mentoring. This blog is from the book Pause for Pastors.   The facial expressions of the married couple indicated nerves. His suit and tie appeared the right size for a guy a little slimmer. Her new dress and extra makeup, her...
Discernment: Awe and Delight

Discernment: Awe and Delight

Today’s blog is from the book Pause for Pastors.  Conversations with God are not just ritualistic addictions or habitual duties. They are not boring assignments. They bring awe. They offer delight. They are world-changing, life-changing, mind-changing experiences....
The Spiritual Discipleship of Discernment

The Spiritual Discipleship of Discernment

This week’s spiritual discipleship is discernment. Instead of a blog article, today we are posting biblical references from the New Testament on this topic. We encourage you to read each one, look at the context, and study more about seeking guidance from God. All...
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...