I love this insight from Elton Trueblood about how an organic church grows: “Those who observe the desert are well aware of the way in which the relatively inconspicuous oasis begins to conquer the wasteland, A single blade of grass, alone in the desert, would be sure to wither and die, while seed sown indiscriminately […]
There is a great collection of classic excerpts on theme of spiritual direction from classic writers by Jerome Neufelder and Mary C. Coelho simply titled, Writing on Spiritual Direction. It’s been out of print for some time, but I find it a very helpful collection of excerpts not available in other books. Below is a little […]
Here is 1 Corinthians 3:10-23 paraphrased as a prayer. Make this prayer your own or try paraphrasing this passage for yourself. “By the grace You have given me, Father, I have ministered in the lives of others—laying the foundation of Jesus Christ and building on that foundation. Please grow my skill in building like You […]
Some time back, I read a classic on spiritual direction by Jean Grou who ministered in the late 18th century. A spiritual director, at his or her best, is one who is well-acquainted with the voice of God through long practice in listening and discerning. His description is quite comprehensive. (Remember he was writing for […]
Most days I begin by journaling. Here is a prayer from my journal. It is good for us as leaders to be open to God about our shortcomings. It is also good to remind ourselves who he is, to tell him how we feel about him. Good morning, Lord. I realize as I begin my […]
“If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Rivers of living water will brim and spill out of the depths of anyone who believes in me this way, just as the Scripture says.” (The Message) This is the fruit of Jesus giving His life for us. The resurrection enables us to find […]
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