Category Archives: Shepherding Well

How Clear is Your Line of Sight?

Line of sight is “a straight line along which an observer has unobstructed vision.”* How Unobstructed is Your Vision? Behold what manner of love of the Father that we should be called his children. 1 John 3:1 The presence and … Continue reading

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Growing In Discernment

Several years ago I came into a season of a very heavy spirit within. It was a time of desolation, of conviction. I had experienced this before. God was instructing me, showing me a pattern in my life that was … Continue reading

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A Lack of Spiritual Discernment

I want to pick up on a topic I brushed up against in the previous entry – which has received quite a strong response. (Thanks for the feedback friends!). The topic is growth in spiritual understanding. In Hebrews 5, the … Continue reading

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Headline News – Only One Aspect of Reality

Afghanistan. Haiti. Lebanon. Ethiopia. Myanmar…. The headline news can be deeply distressing at times. The weak seem to get weaker, the abusive seem to get ahead. Violent Hands Acts chapter 12 is a violent chapter. The opening verses say as … Continue reading

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Strengthening Oneself in God Amidst a Crisis

Recently I was confronted with a problem that there was literally nothing I could do to solve. Immediately I felt the visceral response within. I was faced with a very strong temptation to give in to an internal response that … Continue reading

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Are You Languishing?

Some months ago the NY Times* ran an article that declared “languishing” as the reality many of us are living under.  In a nutshell, editorials are telling us that since there has been immense national and global upheaval, we are languishing under … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage Guide Included

“When he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth.” John 16:14 This “truth” that the Spirit of truth is guiding us into is not a mere download of doctrine. Rather, it is into the … Continue reading

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Fall 2021 Member Care Conferences In the US

Two US-based conferences are going forward with plans to gather this fall: PTM (Pastoral Training in Member Care) will be held September 28-October 1, outside Asheville, NC This year’s theme is Grounded in Glory. There are some fantastic pre-conference events … Continue reading

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