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How Clear is Your Line of Sight?

Line of sight is “a straight line along which an observer has unobstructed vision.”* How Unobstructed is Your Vision? Behold what manner of love of the Father that we should be called his children. 1 John 3:1 The presence and … Continue reading

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Growing In Discernment

Several years ago I came into a season of a very heavy spirit within. It was a time of desolation, of conviction. I had experienced this before. God was instructing me, showing me a pattern in my life that was … Continue reading

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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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Pilgrimage Guide Included

“When he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth.” John 16:14 This “truth” that the Spirit of truth is guiding us into is not a mere download of doctrine. Rather, it is into the … 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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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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A Returned Gaze

“So she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, ‘You are a God of seeing,’                             for she said, ‘Truly here I have seen him who looks after me.‘”     … Continue reading

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Theme #5: Lack of Permission for Personal Development and Care

(This is one of a five part series on responding to thematic issues affecting member care providers and cross-cultural worker’s health and effectiveness. You can read the intro.) Some Assumptions I bring into this topic an assumption. That assumption is that God’s … Continue reading

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