Tag Archives: Word

Settling into Patience

“I was in a Woods, thickety in places….It was impossible to hurry there;                               And I settled myself into Patience….“* Life is indeed very “thickety in places.” What … Continue reading

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The State of Your Treasury

Have you understood all these things?” They said to him, “Yes.”  And he said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house, who brings out of his … Continue reading

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Spirituality of Abiding: His Word Abiding in Us

Abiding: the act of dwelling, companioning, remaining. This is language of lingering in time, space, and place. A spirituality of abiding is what we are after. It’s inherently relational. The first essential invitation from Jesus is abiding in him. 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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…and just a Pinch of Disruption

Essential Elements of Spiritual Growth At a recent training I attended the group was asked to list six essential ingredients of spiritual formation. That is an intriguing question. What would you list? My Six The Triune God of Love Revelation … 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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What I would Tell My Younger Self

Hindsight is  a wonderful gift.  I have reflected on what I would have done differently in my younger years. Actually, it is not so much what I would have done, but more how I would have lived. Here’s my list: … 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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