September holds enormous excitement for me. Why? Because I’ll fulfill a long-held dream. A book I’ve written, a book I believe will help many people, will be on bookshelves all over the country. I can hardly believe I’m fortunate enough to have this incredible opportunity. But September is six months away. That intervening space is […]
I’m sorry for not really being pro-life.
Here’s the next installment of my series over at the Oregonian/OregonLive site. Here at www.MarcAlanSchelske.com, I write about spiritual growth from the perspective of a follower of Jesus for folks already committed to personal growth. At OregonLive I write to people in the wider community, addressing how my faith perspective intersects questions and issues that are very […]
These 4 Questions Reveal the Difference Between Religious Busyness and Spiritual Growth.
One recent winter morning, I headed out to my car to warm it up. A series of unexpectedly harsh ice and snow storms had taken Portland by surprise. Most of us were not prepared or equipped. That morning I was wearing my Chuck Taylors. They are my favorite shoes, but they are not known for […]
I’m Sorry for Not Caring for the Environment.
Now that the holidays are past, I’m continuing my series over at the Oregonian. A quick update for new readers. Here at this blog, I write about spiritual growth from the perspective of a follower of Jesus. The audience here is primarily people who already follow Jesus, and are already committed to personal growth. The […]
Is Self-Help Christian?
I was at a small coffee shop editing my current book project. The man seated next to me saw the manuscript on the table and asked if I was writing a book. “Yes,” I said, explaining it was about the vital role of our emotions in our lives and faith. That’s when he asked his question. “So, […]