Author Archives: Michael Summers

About Michael Summers

Michael Waymon Summers has preached in twenty-seven of the United States as well as seven other countries. Michael earned a Master of Theology degree. He also has done graduate work in international studies. Michael likes to run, loves to sing, and reads voraciously.

Prayer and Procrastination

What are the pros and cons of procrastination? How may we overcome the urge to procrastinate? There indeed are possible positive outcomes to procrastination. Delaying departure may result in avoiding an accident or a confrontation. Delaying response to a housing … Continue reading

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Books that Changed My Life

Has a book changed your life?  A few books have captured my attention and changed my perspective in ways that altered the direction of my life. I will identify them at the end of this post. None of the books … Continue reading

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Prayer, Praise, and the Beauty of the Sunset

Where is the best place to watch the sunset near you? I like to run in the afternoon. During the winter when the days are shorter, my runs often coincide with sunset. On one of my routes, I run west … Continue reading

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Prayer and the Language I Want to Speak

What language do you wish you could speak? I have studied several foreign languages. Of those, I speak Spanish best and read New Testament Greek best. While I was living in Germany, a florist once refused to sell to me … Continue reading

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Prayer and My Childhood Dream Job

What was your dream job as a child? For a time, I wanted to be a paleontologist. Paleontology is the study of what fossils tell us about the past. Intriguingly, a young girl a few years younger than I who … Continue reading

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The Songs that Speak to Me

What is a song or poem that speaks to you? Why does it reach into your heart more than others? My daughter when she was younger heard a song on the radio and turned to me after listening intently to … Continue reading

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Prayer in the Rain

Headlights sparkle, then glare.Startled passengers scream.Trucks zoom past as we stare,Mesmerized in dark dream.Boundaries dissolve, turn black.Maneuver, stay on track,I peer ahead, intent,Hopes of safety now rent,Like Paul off Malta’s coast,I pray devoid of boast. I cry out, silent scream,Envision … Continue reading

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How Far Back in My Family Tree Can I Go?

How far back in your family tree can you go? In Luke’s genealogy of Jesus, he traces the family of Jesus all the way back to “Adam, the son of God” (Luke 3:37). Genealogies occur throughout the Bible, and you … Continue reading

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Prayer, Blessing, and my Favorite Food

What is your favorite meal to cook and/or eat? As I considered this question and how it relates to prayer in the Bible, I remembered a man in the Bible whose favorite food is described before his wife prepares it … Continue reading

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Memories of the Aroma of Diesel and Prayer

Whether with vehicles lined up before movement at a military camp in Arkansas, or in Tennessee, Germany, Georgia, Arizona, California, or Afghanistan, I associate the smell of diesel with memories of Army vehicles, Soldiers, vehicle maintenance, preaching, and prayer. As … Continue reading

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