Category Archives: Living Wisely

Why are We So Tired?

WordPress provides detailed statistics on this blog’s activity. This site has had over 34,000 views. Amidst all this traffic there is one blog topic that stands amongst them all in total views: Exhaustion. I have written on the subject twice. … Continue reading

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Revised Spiritual Reflection Tool

Refection is a wise life practice. Busyness undermines reflection. Without pausing, we do not grow in wisdom that God can teach us through life. Taking time to examen our lives gives God space to catch our attention. A Revised Spiritual … Continue reading

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…and just a Pinch of Disruption

Essential Elements of Spiritual Growth At a recent training I attended the group was asked to list six essential ingredients of spiritual formation. That is an intriguing question. What would you list? My Six The Triune God of Love Revelation … Continue reading

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Is Your Spirituality Sufficient for Your Vocation?

This is a weighty question. I gleaned this question from Eugene Peterson in a statement he makes in the introduction to his book Under the Unpredictable Plant. Let’s break it down. Spirituality is the ways we intentionally respond to God’s presence … Continue reading

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Your Life, a Message

I have been reflecting on the reality and impact of long-term, unresolved adversity in life. We all know someone, you might be that someone, who lives with unresolved physical ailment – the kind that alters how one goes about life. … Continue reading

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The Ministry Of Reminding

We sure do forget easily. As an attempt at anti-forgetfulness, I will pray Psalm 143:8: “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,                               … Continue reading

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Recognizing God’s Presence in Our Suffering

The Following is an excerpt from The Uninvited Companion: God’s Shaping us in His Love Through Life’s Adversities  © 2017 Scott E. Shaum pp. 113, 116-117.   The book is available from Amazon.com in print and Kindle versions. Earlier in this book, I … Continue reading

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Mastery And Mystery

Mastery We seek competency and proficiency in many areas of our lives. That is good and proper stewardship of what God has graced us with in life. As caregivers, it behooves us to provide as excellent of care as we can. … Continue reading

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