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...
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...
Petitions: Praying for Ourselves

Petitions: Praying for Ourselves

Last week we emphasize the spiritual discipline of intercession, praying on behalf of others. This week’s spiritual discipline is petition, praying requests on our own behalf.  I invite us all to pray this week. Voicing our needs to our Heavenly Father who has...
Listening Prayer by Anneliese Dalaba

Listening Prayer by Anneliese Dalaba

A man who grew up in church all his life complained to his friends one day. “Why do people say, ‘God told me this or that?’ I’ve never heard God say anything to me!”  Perhaps you have felt the same. God does speak to us and in many ways. Most often, He speaks as...
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...