Category Archives: Spiritual Vitality

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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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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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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Revised Spiritual Reflection Tool

Refection is a wise life practice. Busyness undermines reflection. Without pausing, we do not grow in wisdom that God can teach us through life. Taking time to examen our lives gives God space to catch our attention. A Revised Spiritual … Continue reading

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Is Your Spirituality Sufficient for Your Vocation?

This is a weighty question. I gleaned this question from Eugene Peterson in a statement he makes in the introduction to his book Under the Unpredictable Plant. Let’s break it down. Spirituality is the ways we intentionally respond to God’s presence … Continue reading

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Your Life, a Message

I have been reflecting on the reality and impact of long-term, unresolved adversity in life. We all know someone, you might be that someone, who lives with unresolved physical ailment – the kind that alters how one goes about life. … Continue reading

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The Ministry Of Reminding

We sure do forget easily. As an attempt at anti-forgetfulness, I will pray Psalm 143:8: “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,                               … Continue reading

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