Author Archives: Scott S

Book Release: The Uninvited Companion

The Uninvited Companion: God’s Shaping Us In His Love through Life’s Adversities is a culmination of  wresting with God and his Word through year’s of personal, physical adversity. Here is an excerpt: My Hannah-Like Prayer Moment I remember clearly a Hannah-like prayer … Continue reading

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Traveling Wise in a Fast World

Several weeks ago I posted a link to a video that has garnered some good feedback in many circles. You can see the blog here with a link to the video in it. One person commented on that video post … Continue reading

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Toward Becoming A Father or Mother in the Faith

What are some markers of a mother or father in the faith? I take note of John’s descriptions of three generations of believers in his first epistle: “I am writing to you, little children,     because your sins are forgiven for … Continue reading

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Resource: Godspeed Video

A couple of months ago I was encouraged to watch a short video entitled Godspeed. It is a lively, engaging reflection on “the pace of being known” in the context of life and ministry.   A favorite character is Alan … Continue reading

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Real Time Hope Amidst Real Time Life

Ours is a Personal, Immediate God We do not promote deism – the belief in a supreme being who wound up creation then let it go on its own; a god who is aloof, passive and distant. Ours is a … Continue reading

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The Provisional Gift of Limitations

The God of Limits It is a truth that our infinite God made finitude such an essential aspect of all creation. Rivers flow where God deigns them and they flow to oceans that are bounded by land. Our atmosphere eventually … Continue reading

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Resiliency: Willingness to Sacrifice

Everyone suffers. We are invited to sacrifice. When we add the layer of active service to others in the name of Jesus, then we must add the reality that we will experience pains in the act of that service. Somehow … Continue reading

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Resiliency: The Backlash Boogie

Backlash is a shocker when it happens the first couple of times. We show up with the intentions of helping in a situation and it backfires. People are not happy, in fact they resist. What’s more, what we sought to … Continue reading

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