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From My Reading

“John, in his wisdom, points out in inspired words, ‘If our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things'(I John 3:20.) This is a gentle but salutary rebuke to our assumption that we know better … Continue reading

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How Did We Get Here? – A Perspective on the 2016 Election

“How did we get here?” is a question I have heard often in the weeks since Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States. “What do we do now?” is the next question. The two quotes … Continue reading

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Choices – Life is the Sum of all your Choices

Flipping the calendar from December to January seems to put most Americans in an unusually reflective mood. If we are ever going to “go deep” into our own psyches or souls this is  the time. For the next few months, this … Continue reading

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From My Reading – Part 4

“We have places of fear inside of us, but we have other places as well—places with names like trust and hope and faith. We can choose to lead from one of those places, to stand on ground that is not … Continue reading

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Fostering a Deeper Commitment

Nathan Foster recently admitted having a “broken ‘hoper’” – even when it comes to the Church. He says:  “It doesn’t take many years of living life, watching the way things work out, the conclusions, the trends, the frailness and predicaments … Continue reading

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The Capacity to Dream

  What makes us grumpy?  What makes us frown deep inside even as we walk in golden sunlight under blue skies?  What makes us respond immediately with “That won’t work!” to an idea someone proposes or a fix to a … Continue reading

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On Being Irrelevant

LIVING AS APPRENTICES In his column Heart to Heart on the Renovare website, Nathan Foster has written a delightful essay on the importance of being irrelevant.  He bases it on a quote by Henri Nouwen in  his book In the … Continue reading

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The Best Building Plan

LIVING AS APPRENTICES I recently read a conversation between Richard Foster and Jon Bailey. They were speaking about Renovare, the organization Foster and others began twenty-five years ago to give  leadership and direction for the future of spiritual formation as a … Continue reading

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