November 30, 2019

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keep...

January 19, 2018

For most of my adult life the image of holding my hands open before the Lord, rather than grasping for control of my life and circumstances has helped me walk in surrender to Jesus and his purposes. In my early 20's I remember sitting in my prayer closet (literally a b...

December 31, 2017

On the last day of the year I always take stock of the last 365 days. Then, during the first few days of the new year I slow down to think, pray and purpose for the next year ahead. Most likely, you do too.  The season begs reflection and, at some level, all people acc...

August 1, 2017

Advocate.  You who never leave me.

Holy Spirit.  You who lead me in all truth.

I seek You.  I receive You.

I know You because you live with me and in me.

Spirit of God, make me aware of my sin; 

     Lead me to Jesus.

Spirit of Truth, Guide me;

     Speak what you h...

June 20, 2017

This weekend we will be running a Learning Lab on the Enneagram. For those of you who are not familiar with the Enneagram, it is a personality typology made up of nine interconnected personality types.  The Enneagram helps us discover our deepest longings and core moti...

May 23, 2017

**Mission always begins in the heart.  We cannot hope to follow God into his mission without first responding in obedience to what is being stirred in our own hearts by the Holy Spirit.  Occasionally, I will be posting simple reflections that you can use to listen for...

March 16, 2017

In my first blog in this series I introduced the idea that Permaculture farming offers us a helpful metaphor when thinking about Christian mission. One of the guiding principles of Permaculture is to plant the things that require the most tending closer to your home an...

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