Category Archives: Shepherding Well

The State of Your Treasury

Have you understood all these things?” They said to him, “Yes.”  And he said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house, who brings out of his … Continue reading

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Story Stealing and the Art of Questions

Stealing the Floor We’ve all done it. A friend is telling some story about the monster, cataclysmic, bomb-winter storm they experienced. No sooner than they get their bits of story out, take a breathe, we step in and interrupt with … Continue reading

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Companioning Double Take

I have been impressed by the responses to the previous post on Spirituality of Companioning. It seems we are bumping into some catch 22’s. Crammed v. Companioning Our lives are mashed full of meetings, gigs, conferences, travels and events. We have … Continue reading

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Spirituality of Abiding: Companion One Another

“The language of telling people what to think and what to do dominates most leadership paradigms in the church, with very little attention given to the actual details of being a Christian in the home and workplace…There are, however, serious … Continue reading

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Resource: His Word Abiding

Unbeknownst to me when I wrote last week’s blog, our pastor’s sermon this past Sunday was from Luke 24:25–27 (Emmaus Road story) on the role of Scripture in our knowing Jesus. It is fascinating that the post-resurrected Jesus’ response to … Continue reading

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Spirituality of Abiding: His Word Abiding in Us

Abiding: the act of dwelling, companioning, remaining. This is language of lingering in time, space, and place. A spirituality of abiding is what we are after. It’s inherently relational. The first essential invitation from Jesus is abiding in him. The … Continue reading

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A Spirituality of Abiding

Abiding is not a value held in esteem in our current culture of rush to get someplace and get stuff done. “Keep things moving along” is the general sentiment. Relationship does not grow in the currents of rush. Abiding is … Continue reading

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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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