Slow Reader Friday: Praying Our Experiences


I would love to tell you that I thoroughly enjoyed Praying Our Experiences by Joseph F. Schmidt, but this book was assigned by HeartPaths at a time when I was extremely busy at Compassion Counseling Center. In addition it came at a time when we were honestly struggling to help our youngest son through some difficult times.

I say that because I may not have given this book a fair shake. I do think that the book could have been better written and that I already seem to do much of what was suggested.

If you’ve been to this blog more than once, you’ve probably noticed that brevity is not my thing. And thus, I think I spot verbosity faster than anyone. My lack of it causes me to be overly critical of others with the same challenge. In Praying Our Experiences I felt that the points could have been made much more succinctly–there was a lot of repetition.

While the part on fully healing from past mistakes probably deserves a second reading, it was difficult to stay focused on the book’s content. The book’s major theme is to pray about the every day occurrences in our lives. Such a notion has been part of my life for decades. For instance, whenever I hear/see an ambulance, I pray for all involved in that particular emergency. Could I do praying of that sort more often?

Absolutely. I’m pretty convinced we all could.

The world would be a better place if we constantly prayed about everything we encounter each day and healing from our past mistakes. But, the manner in which the material was presented seriously made it difficult for me to be motivated, inspired or challenged to work on this.

Now, where’s that novel by my author friend that I want to read…

Monday’s Post: What do you know about longueur? 

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