Tag Archives: character development

A Waiting Posture

“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him”  Psalm 37:7 One of the more uncomfortable postures in life is that of waiting. Waiting for a follow-up phone call on a job interview. Waiting for the doctor to call with the test results. … Continue reading

Posted in Living Wisely, Personal Vitality, Spiritual Vitality, The Shepherd's Health, Thinking Well | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Forgive, For We all Mess Up

One of the marks of resiliency in any environment is the willingness to be gracious and forgive. In other words, lack of forgiveness is a major cause of attrition.  I often say that it is not a matter of if I will … Continue reading

Posted in Living Wisely, Personal Vitality, Shepherding Well, Spiritual Vitality, The Shepherd's Health | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Essential Need of Character Growth

Coming Full Circle If you have not read the post previous to this one, please take a moment to read it. The heart of spiritual formation is union with Christ. Personal formation, or character  maturation, is a corollary of that … Continue reading

Posted in Living Wisely, Shepherding Well, Spiritual Vitality | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Moralism v. Spiritual Practices

“We cannot equate moral formation with spiritual formation….Spiritual formation is not synonymous with virtue or character development. While it includes these, they are not the heart of the matter….the heart of the matter and the all-encompassing and defining vision [is] … Continue reading

Posted in Shepherding Well | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments