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...
Unity: Wild Ideas

Unity: Wild Ideas

This week’s spiritual discipline is unity. This blog is taken from the book Pause With Jesus. Imagine a church not crafted just for one nationality, one age group, one language. A place not including just one musical style, one preaching style, one liturgical style. A...
Listening Prayer

Listening Prayer

This week’s spiritual discipline is “listening prayer.” This blog is from 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 we...
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...