When we pray, God is usually silent. This makes relating to God awkward, to say the least. Books have been written over the centuries that tell us how to overcome this problem, but few show us. No matter how many books on prayer I read, I continued to cry out, “But what does that look like for me right now?”
God heard my prayer and answered by showing me the stories in my life. As I paid attention to these stories, I learned a lot about how God speaks and what he/she has to say. Over the past ten years I have collected over sixty true stories, essays and poems that describe how I have interacted with God on life’s journey and entitled the collection: Stories of an Everyday Pilgrim. I hope to publish this book soon, and I will keep you posted on its progress. Click on “Published Works” to read a few of the stories.
But in the meantime life keeps happening and I keep bumping into God.
I’m guessing you have similar experiences. So why don’t we journey together? We can share our stories about how we hear the still small voice of God in our day-to-day life.
Our stories help each other—especially the tired, discouraged, or disillusioned—find our way home to God. We can down a story in five minutes, digest it while we get dressed and brush our teeth. And while we’re teaching a class, standing in a line up, or preparing a meal, something in the story we just read makes its way into our bloodstream, flows through the heart of our experiences and—when we least expect it—emerges with a gift.
So, at least weekly, I will post a story, poem, or thought that I suspect has come from God. I look forward to hearing what that leads to in your life.
BTW the background photo is by Ed Dahl who also happens to be an amazing chef and musician. Thanks, Ed & Ingrid, for the great 5 course mushroom extravaganza Wednesday night. It almost made losing at Scrabble ok.