Tag Archives: Shepherding

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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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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Mastery And Mystery

Mastery We seek competency and proficiency in many areas of our lives. That is good and proper stewardship of what God has graced us with in life. As caregivers, it behooves us to provide as excellent of care as we can. … Continue reading

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Book Release: The Uninvited Companion

The Uninvited Companion: God’s Shaping Us In His Love through Life’s Adversities is a culmination of  wresting with God and his Word through year’s of personal, physical adversity. Here is an excerpt: My Hannah-Like Prayer Moment I remember clearly a Hannah-like prayer … Continue reading

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Real Time Hope Amidst Real Time Life

Ours is a Personal, Immediate God We do not promote deism – the belief in a supreme being who wound up creation then let it go on its own; a god who is aloof, passive and distant. Ours is a … Continue reading

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Resource: PTM Conference 2016

2016 PTM Conference Registration is open PTM is one of the best gatherings in North America to connect with other shepherds and caregivers of cross-cultural workers. This year has a great line up of workshops. See it all here. Pre-Conference … Continue reading

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Email Principles to Relate By

“I owe you an apology.” Thus began my conversation with a colleague earlier this week. In a single email I had obliterated my three rules of when NOT to write an email. I really blew it. Efficiency is NOT the Greatest Value … Continue reading

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Generosity in Giving of Oneself

On Generosity Last weekend I was a guest speaker at a church which was in the midst of a series on the hallmarks of their spiritual community. Generosity, of which I taught on, is one of those identified hallmarks for this … Continue reading

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