Tag Archives: spiritual formation

Rest: Psalm 16

A five minute retreat reflecting on Psalm 16 and the faithfulness of God. This faithfulness is a place of rest. Reflect upon Psalm 16 and allow the music and the simple landscape to stir gratitude and a sense of the Fathers love for you. Music by Andre' Lefebvre - Soaking.net. Used with Permission.    …
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Discernment Between the Ditches

Discernment is a significant challenge for many folks and this is an important part of learning to walk in the Spirit and to walk by faith.  Discernment is the process of determining an action to be taken or not taken, a choice to be made or a direction to head when the way is not…
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Spiritual Formation

Spiritual formation is the continuing response to the reality of God’s grace shaping us into the likeness of Jesus Christ, through the work of the Holy Spirit. This is in a community of faithful, forgiving friends who are on the similar journey - the Church (however it looks).   This is a life long journey,…
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Life is.

As I make the transition into the second half of my life, I am noticing a number of subtle changes that are working their way through my life.   At times the changes go unnoticed until I encounter a snag in a particular area which applies the right kind of pressure in just the right…
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Money, Giving and the Obligation of Love

The subject of giving and money often are areas of contention in many communities and perhaps no more so than in Church communities. There are many high profile and many everyday examples of an unhealthy emphasis on money which contributes to the fairly widely held belief that Church is more concerned about money than anything…
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Live True, Live Free

Woke up this morning feeling quite off balance.  A weird confession perhaps for someone who is passionate about what he does.  Regardless, I felt off balance.  I felt as if some how I had drifted away from the “sweet spot" - that place that I like to live from where I am at peace with…
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Is it Godly Leadership or Control?

In an organization, leaders generally consider themselves in the right. It is part of the paradigm they create for themselves: if you have succeeded in making your way to the top of an organization, then, by definition, the values for which you stand, must be right, because they have been authenticated and validated by peers…
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Closer to the Heart: Love Paradigm

[I wrote this article in September 2009 as I was bringing pieces of the Love Paradigm together] Over the last several years, I have been on an adventure like none other.   I have been so captivated by a dream, a vision that I see in my mind’s eye.  Some days it is clearer than…
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