Author Archives: Scott S

Grace to Offer Ourselves to Others

A Shepherd’s Reality When we consider the life of a shepherd in the field with her or his flock, we are aware that they face heat by day, cold by night, rain or snow at either time, bandits, thieves, predators, … Continue reading

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New Bible Study Resource

Crossway has just come out with a new format of what they call Scripture Journal Bibles. They have (or soon will) release each book of the Bible individually.  On the left is well spaced Scripture text, on the right is … Continue reading

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Deserts Can Bloom

Isaiah 35 The desert and the parched land will be glad;     the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, 2 it will burst into bloom;     it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy…. 3 Strengthen the feeble hands,     steady the knees … Continue reading

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Update: TUC Celebration

Thank you to all who helped celebrate The Uninvited Companion’s one year celebration. During 1-5 January, 1783 free kindle editions were download! That is quite the response. If you find this book helpful, please pass it on as a resource … Continue reading

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2018 Reads List

Here is an annual reads list I share. I trust you will find something to stimulate your on-going learning. Please, please send me titles you have read of late that you found worth the time. Thanks! Keep growing in Christ! … Continue reading

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Free: The Uninvited Companion

The Uninvited Companion has been so well received – the stories I have heard! I am grateful to how God has used it. To celebrate it’s one year on the market, the Kindle Edition is free through January 5. Please pass … Continue reading

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Why are We So Tired?

WordPress provides detailed statistics on this blog’s activity. This site has had over 34,000 views. Amidst all this traffic there is one blog topic that stands amongst them all in total views: Exhaustion. I have written on the subject twice. … Continue reading

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The Shepherd’s Work of Spiritual Mentoring

In the previous two posts (here and here) I have put forth definition of spiritual formation and implications for our shepherd work. Our working definition of spiritual formation is: Spiritual formation is the ongoing process of the Holy Spirit drawing … Continue reading

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