Monthly Archives: November 2018

“If You Want to Change the World, Make your Bed” and other Random Thoughts

MAKE YOUR BED! In 2014,  Admiral William McRaven  gave the commencement address  at the University of Texas at Austin. It focused on the ten lessons he learned from basic SEAL training. The “making your bed” story from that speech has been … Continue reading

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“Continual Renewal” – The Renovare Way to Discipleship (Part 6)

This post is part 6 in a series based on the Renovare organization’s “best practices” – which are six Common Disciplines drawn from the six Traditions of Christianity explored in Richard Foster’s book, Streams of Living Water. (Find earlier posts in … Continue reading

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“Continual Renewal” – The Renovare Way to Discipleship (Part 5)

This series of posts focuses on the Common Disciplines that are the underpinnings of the Renovare organization’s understanding of discipleship.  These disciplines are based on the six streams of  Christianity described in Richard Fosters book Streams of Living Water, Celebrating … Continue reading

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From My Reading

“Knowing and naming brokenness is essential in the journey toward wholeness. We will not be well by denying the wrongs that we carry within us as nations and religions and communities. Nor will we be well by downplaying them or … Continue reading

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Lamps, Lifeboats and Ladders

How can I be a life-giving presence in a world that is so desperate for love and compassion? How can I even begin to serve the broken people whom I hear and read about? Dallas Willard, spiritual leader and author … Continue reading

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Speaking of Lies – Again

This post was first published on October 12, 2016.  The only comments I received at that time were from people who wanted to remind me that all politicians lie. Now, two years later, most of us realize that Donald Trump … Continue reading

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