Driving Talking Eating Walking Thinking Listening Loving Go Slow   [Written for fellow A.D.D., busy, task-addicted, adrenaline junkies like myself]

Silence and Solitude

Day started well ... a walk, silence, conversation, coffee.  Serenity invaded by noise.  Walking away now … … Slow down An invitation … to silence … Just to BE.  Sit down … stay awhile No rush … no hurry Still Peace. Joy. Loved. Content. Enough. Look … listen … No agenda. Together, that's all. One. Timelessness … present … this … Continue reading Silence and Solitude


Prophets are poetsWordsmiths and craftsmenMusicians who muse Prophets are seersArtists and artisans Visionaries who venture Ears always openListening to hearWaiting for words Attentive to sound Eyes always open Looking to seeWatching for picturesObservant to images Bushes still burn God waits to seeMost pass on byFew stop to look God's heart, God's mind Pathos and ethos then logos Words with power To change … Continue reading Prophets

A Very Different World

Cars replace donkeysThe pub over the synagogueImage over characterLooks trump who you areCrowded yet lonelyAdvanced yet stuntedWelcome to our world Yet people are still the sameHungry and thirstyFor meaning and friendshipGod is still the same tooSpeaking through burning bushesWhen people take time to look Busy, busy, always in a hurryFaster than ever before Distraction, obsession, boredom Attention … Continue reading A Very Different World

My Poetry

Rhythm more than rhymeFeelings over formWords over whatever No thunderNo lightningJust a whisper Listen then writeRead then listenInspired circle Express the heartTease the mindStir the spirit Articulate lifeWords have powerShape your world Never the sameSee the changeTransformation [Mark Conner - January 23rd, 2014] Next Poem - A Very Different World

The Ultimate Goal of Preaching (by Rick Warren)

If God’s objective for every believer is to transform us into total Christlikeness, then the objective of preaching is to motivate people to develop Christlike convictions (to think like Jesus), Christlike character (to feel like Jesus), and Christlike conduct (to act like Jesus). Every other objective of preaching is secondary. At the end of the sermon, if people … Continue reading The Ultimate Goal of Preaching (by Rick Warren)

The Power of 1% (by James Clear)

This Coach Improved Every Tiny Thing by 1 Percent and Here's What Happened In 2010, Dave Brailsford faced a tough job. No British cyclist had ever won the Tour de France, but as the new General Manager and Performance Director for Team Sky (Great Britain's professional cycling team), that's what Brailsford was asked to do.   His approach was simple.   Brailsford … Continue reading The Power of 1% (by James Clear)

5 Reasons to Commit Your Goals in Writing (by Michael Hyatt)

A great recent post from Michael Hyatt, worth repeating ... As 2013 has rolled over to 2014, there has been the usual emphasis on New Year’s resolutions. Network television, radio shows, podcasts, and blogs have all had features on the topic. But the truth is, New Year’s resolutions don’t work. Get this: 25 percent of … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Commit Your Goals in Writing (by Michael Hyatt)