My Friends Set an Example

My Friends Set an Example

From the chapter “Be Faithful in the Little” in the book Equilibrium: 31 Ways to Stay Balanced on Life’s Uneven Surfaces. Pastor Basil Savoie and his wife Kathy have served in pastoral ministry for decades. Their church doesn’t hit the list of fastest growing...
Be Faithful in the Little

Be Faithful in the Little

The following is taken from the chapter “Be Faithful in the Little” in the book Equilibrium: 31 Ways to Stay Balanced on Life’s Uneven Surfaces. We live in a culture congratulating and acknowledging the large, the tall, the big. We award accomplishments when the...
Learning to Listen Better

Learning to Listen Better

From the chapter “Listen Well” in the book Equilibrium: 31 Ways to Stay Balanced on Life’s Uneven Surfaces  Is listening a strength or a weakness in your life? Who do you feel most comfortable talking to? Why? Who do you enjoy listening to? Why? What can you...
Are We Listening?

Are We Listening?

From the Chapter “Listen Well” in the book Equilibrium: 31 Ways to Stay Balanced on Life’s Uneven Surfaces. Many people often say the church would be fine if it wasn’t for, well, people. I understand the intention. So often said with a smile or a giggle, it is...
Three Thoughts About Choosing to Pause  

Life

Life isn’t a drama where everything begins and ends on time. Events flow toward us, then stop. They near, indicating a soon arrival, then turn. We wait and soon feel like looking for another endeavor. All seems out of balance. Estimated time of arrival is just that,...
A Few Stories?

A Few Stories?

Do you want to read a few stories? Stories about Larry and Mary Lou Myers. Larry changed a nation when others told him he was too old. Stories about Basil and Kathy Savoie. They set an example of pastoring people not only in a church but at a restaurant, a school, a...
Let’s Eat

Let’s Eat

Jesus never established a Kingdom on earth. At least, not the way His followers expected He would. For all His talk, His walk, and His amazing miracles, they had little practical proof of prophetic phrases Christ linked to Himself. From a crowd of seekers to...
The Week

The Week

From the book Pause With Jesus: Encountering His Story in Everyday Life   As we look at firm comments of Christ, we must keep them in the large context of His mission. They are parts of the story. Christ’s story. Our stories. This chapter highlights a week in His...
Be Faithful in the Little

Palm Sunday Prayer

Father God,Lord Jesus,Holy Spirit,we walked through security,boarded our planes,flew while seatedand masked,picked up our luggage,and here we sitin this roomat this placeat this timeon this day. i ask You to now beour securityas we fly toward newideas and words and...