A 6-Week-Plan

A 6-Week-Plan

I’ve offered thoughts on plans and prayers. The focus was for six months, six words, six days, and six minutes. Today? Let’s think about six weeks. January 2020 arrived in haste. We’ve had no snow in northeast Georgia, but the days and weeks traveled in a flurry. They...
A 6-Minute-Prayer

A 6-Minute-Prayer

There are times for lengthy conversations with God. We moan, we wait, we plead, we think, we request.  During those times we stay in the dialogue with our Listener. Our words and His word. Our hopes and His guidance. A long time at an altar. A long time on our knees....
A 6-Day-Plan

A 6-Day-Plan

Well, we’ve focused on “A 6-Month-Plan” and “A 6-Word-Statement.” Today let’s think about “A 6-Day-Plan.” Planning is important. Personally and professionally, I prefer being proactive. Though surprises visit us, scheduling helps keep from us wavering. Let’s focus...
A Six-Word-Statement

A Six-Word-Statement

Last week’s blog challenged us to work on a six month plan. How are you doing with that? If you haven’t started, begin. If you started and stopped, begin again. If you wrote your plan and are applying it, good for you. Continue.  Today we’ll stay with the number...
The Next Six Months

The Next Six Months

Before Thanksgiving I read the final assignment from my spiritual formation students. They wrote six month strategic plans for their own spiritual growth and development.  Each one was unique. That’s why I don’t offer a set model for them to follow. I gave general...
Forty Years

Forty Years

Dear Mama,Today is the anniversary of your death. We have traveled through four decades on life’s ocean without you. We’ve wished you were sailing with us—noticing the scenes of wonder, smiling in awe, enduring the fierce storms, keeping us calm, listening to the...
seeing

seeing

From a slow and sudden God: 40 years of wonder. the passive entertainment of the bigness of our efforts confuses even hopes we once possessed. a precisely timed maneuver matches all the counter-punches to proclaim we really are what we professed. there is no truth in...
inside matters

inside matters

This poem has been published in Unwrapping His Presence: What We Really Need for Christmas and a slow and sudden God: 40 years of wonder.  the paper protected the present.  it also presented the gift  as something it wasn’t.  colors, images.  a cover, a mask.  though...
christmas

christmas

This poem has been published in Unwrapping His Presence: What We Really Need for Christmas and a slow and sudden God: 40 years of wonder. i am an infant,  crawling around on the floor.  staring up at the stairway,  i long to rise;  stand, walk,...