Tag Archives: Jesus’ example

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

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Personal Retreat

Retreating I regularly have the honor at speaking at all sorts of gatherings. Some of those gatherings are retreats. Retreats are places where we go to, you know, retreat. We deliberately flee the “normal” life so that we can engage parts … Continue reading

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Our Response to The Word and Implications for Shepherding

Does the Word Find Place in You (John 8:37)? A major theme in John’s Gospel is Jesus revealing the Father to us through the words that the Father taught the Son (8:28) and what the Son has heard (8:26) from … Continue reading

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What is the Rest that Jesus Offers?

Familiar Passage, But Clearly Understood? A few weeks ago I spoke at the annual Mental Health and Missions Conference. I was asked to speak on the integrated life of the care giver. In my preparation I learned that the English word for … Continue reading

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To Be a Master Caregiver, Be a Practiced Receiver

  “A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from heaven.” John the Baptist in John 3:27 “Whoever abides in me, and I in him, he it is that will bear much fruit. For without me you can do … Continue reading

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Joining in on the Good Shepherd’s Work

“I am the Good Shepherd.” Jesus is the Shepherd. We do not ever replace him.  He kept Peter in reigns when he commissioned him to “tend my sheep” (John 21: ).  These sheep are his sheep.  They are never “my staff” nor “my team” … Continue reading

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