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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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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

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Resource: A Spiritual Life Inventory

Spiritual Life Inventory God’s constant invitation to deep communion with him and the well documented need for life-long learning are two areas that a “busy” life can constrict. It is wise to take a step back and evaluate regularly – … Continue reading

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Personal, Informal Maintenance Debriefings

Of all the posts I have posted, “Why you need a Debriefing. Yes You” is by far the most viewed post. Apparently this touched a need. I’d like to revisit this topic with some ideas on how to proceed in being debriefed. … 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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Rest Revisited: What Does it Look Like?

“Ya, Jesus is our rest, that’s all good. But what do I do?” This might be a common response to a post like a previous one on rest. If you have not read that post, please do so. As I stated … 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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