WELCOME TO MY BOOK PAGE. I write on the SPIRITUAL JOURNEY, the SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES, and ALIGNING WITH OUR GOD-GIVEN SPIRITUAL GIFT. As a Christian author, poet and speaker, my books have companion workshops and retreats on offer. Let me know if you’d like to talk more about that.
MY LATEST BOOK – Seven Spiritual Disciplines, strength for the journey, covers what we need to hold fast in changing times, find traction where the road is slippery, and grow strong from the inside out; to know peace and finish well.
SOLITUDE. SILENCE. CONTEMPLATION.
followed by FORGIVENESS, PRESENCE AND VOCATIONAL ALIGNMENT
sustained with regular SABBATH-REST
VOCATIONAL ALIGNMENT. The next step towards fulfilling your God-given purpose. This book offers fresh insights into the five spiritual gifts as found in Ephesians 4:11. DISCERN your gift and apply these insights to the work you do.
Are you a Teacher, Pastor, Evangelist,
Apostle or Prophet?
It makes a huge impact on your happiness, and your effectiveness in three key areas: how you communicate, how you approach problems, and how you seek to fulfill your God-given purpose.
Poetry, the language of the soul, helps us find the Quiet Waters we need to slow down, hear what we need to hear in this season, and experience resolution.
This book follows the structure of Psalm 23: beginning with allowing the Lord to lead us to what we need, followed by a section of poems that touches on the shadows of life, and ending with a deeper appreciation of how loved we really are, by a God who knows the depth of our heart.
poetry to bless the heart
There are seasons in life when poetry is the balm we need, seasons of grief, but also seasons of transition and even confusion.
Poetry has this way of settling our hearts and helping us connect with the deeper undercurrents of what’s going on inside us. Because it’s personal poetry needs to be taken seriously, as the life within us is rich, and good, and essential to who we are.
Poetry can help us voice those feelings that may go unnoticed, untouched without it.
poetry to point the way
This book features poems that speak to the seven spiritual disciplines I write about and seek to understand more fully, even after decades spent practicing such soulful habits as Solitude, Silence and Contemplation.
This is not a book of instruction or even examples or ancient teachings on these long-proven disciplines that foster and strengthen the Christian life; rather, this is a book of poems that seeks to portray what it looks like, feels like, experientially; an invitation to engage with the disciplines more intentionally.
poetry to affirm how far we’ve come
Authenticity. Personhood. Storytelling. Reconciliation. This book touches on all of it – through short reflections and poetry of the soul that helps demonstrate, process, and invite us into these places that are not always easy to go, and yet yield such fruit.
When the Fairy Tale falls apart, there is something grounding, real and resonate about poetry that seeks to give voice to this near-universal experience with love and loss, acceptance and renewal.
poetry to sooth, embolden
I really like this thin book of poems; they are short and to the point; compelling and potentially life-changing inasmuch as they might alter one’s perspective on life, pain, and meaning.
poetry to go deeper
We are progressing, moving forward, learning not to desire what brings only headaches and disappointment, but to long for and move towards the things in life that pertain to life eternal and godliness in the best, most real and trustworthy sense. This is what I mean by the spiritual journey; we are moving, sinning less, growing in virtue, peace within and with others, closer to God, becoming more like him in whose image we are created.
And it is BEAUTIFUL.
poetry to grow quiet
the birds fly is probably my most conceptual book, even through the title sounds pretty concrete, there is a monastic, reflective feel to these poems.
Monasticism by definition means a withdrawal from the hold the things of this world has on us; it involves a loosening of ties to what we cannot change or bank on; and a strengthening of our bond with God and what serves to make us holy, useful in spiritually-minded work, prayerful, even as we may feel called to go out and in humble, creative, even messy or uncomfortable ways make Christ known.
poems to ponder, take notice
These are poems to take in hand and let speak to you in a way that might inspire you to pause, sit longer, consider what’s going on inside of you, and how might relate to what the poem is talking about.
in the stillness of time is a book that relies on the reader having a minute. To grow still. To read and in response, perhaps, write their own poem to capture the moment.
Write to be Read, Speak to be Heard: a communication guide to the five filters is a forerunner to my more recent book: 5 Navigators, aligning with our God-given spiritual gift. Both books are about the spiritual gifts found in Ephesians 4:11 and how they shape the way we communicate. This book, Write to be Read, is for anyone wanting to take their professional or vocational role as writer, host, or speaker to the next level, in terms of being in greater alignment with their spiritual gift.
Teachers are the Scholars in our midst, the resident experts on their subject. Pastors are Social Connectors who love to foster community through storytelling. Evangelists are Change Agents, always on mission. Apostles are Adventurers/Guides. And Prophets are Mystics, very poetic. Each one has their OWN WAY of communicating. A great little book to have on hand if you’re wanting to go deeper with your Ideal Audience. Again, 5 Navigators, goes into detail on each of these five gifts.