You’ll need to read yesterday’s post, “Storms that Threaten…” in order to get the context for this. I sat on a bench in Nescopeck Community Park, looking out over the Susquehanna River. I had spent the last hour walked around town, remembering all kinds of things. I recognized houses where members of the church I … Continue reading …Waters that Endure
Storms that Threaten…
This post is something of a part four in a series of Revisiting Waters from my past. You can read the first few parts here: Part One: Stir Me Up! Part Two: Pulled Along by the Water Part Three: Labyrinth #70: Shanteel Serenity Walk In each of these posts, I shared a story of going … Continue reading Storms that Threaten…
Podcast Interview: “Calming the Chaos”
I was recently interviewed by Tracy at Calming the Chaos. We talk about all kinds of things, from the "Mike Treatment" to bongo drums to labyrinths. Check it out at the following links! YouTube Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify View a list of all my podcast episodes.
Over the last few months, I have been working with my excellent friend Pete Barry to create the audiobook version of Darkwater: A Pastor's Memoir of Depression and Faith. I'm pleased to announce that it is now available! Complete and unabridged, read by the author (me!), and running to a grand total of five hours … Continue reading Darkwater Audiobook!
This is a shameless cross-posting from my newsletter, Biblia Luna. If you're interested in signing up for it, a weekly look into the intersection of faith and mental illness, then just click here. A few months ago, I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Molly Jameson for her podcast Not Good. I felt at … Continue reading Hopefully Tomorrow…
Podcast Interview: “Our Walk Together”
I had a wonderful time speaking with Paul at the Our Walk Together podcast. Go ahead and listen to it below. https://our-walk-together.simplecast.com/episodes/the-intersection-of-faith-and-mental-illness-with-michael-scholtes
Well of Mercy
So I spent a lot of the past month traveling around, and a lot of it exploring water. I traveled back to the town of my earliest days, a town that really feels like prehistory to me, since the only memories I have of it are vague and unformed. There, I sat by the West … Continue reading Well of Mercy
Labyrinth #70: Shanteel Serenity Walk, Sellersville, PA
I enjoy walking labyrinths. Labyrinths are maze-like structures that have been used as spiritual tools for centuries. There are many of them around, and I am in the habit of trying to visit a lot of them. For more information about labyrinths, check out The Labyrinth Society. Find where labyrinths are in your area at the … Continue reading Labyrinth #70: Shanteel Serenity Walk, Sellersville, PA
Podcast Interview: “That Christian in Recovery”
I had a blast talking with Verne at That Christian in Recovery. He and I have very different life-stories, but we also had a surprising amount in common with our struggles. Take a listen! That Christian in Recovery: "Pastor Michael J Scholtes Shares His Battle with Depression"
Pulled Along by the Water
I took another nostalgic road trip today. It was kind of like the trip I took a few weeks ago, when I drove to Minersville, the town I lived in for the first four years of my life, and also the town that I experienced in a powerfully spiritual way when I received the vision … Continue reading Pulled Along by the Water